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Psychedelics paid for by work? It’s coming

The suite of benefits your company offers may one day look like this: vision, dental, 401(k) match and psychedelic-assisted therapy for mental health. A small but growing number of companies are already offering that last one… offering psychedelic benefits to employees is still in its infancy, but it is increasingly seen as a potential way to…

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Oregon… bill criminalizing drug possession

Gov. Tina Kotek has made it official: Drug possession will soon be a crime once again in Oregon.  “There are some people who believe that some connection with local law enforcement is a helpful motivator for some folks to get into treatment. I think what you see in the bill is an attempt to say…

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Will the science for psychedelic[s] ever line up with the law?

The states didn’t want some 70-year-old terminal cancer patient having to grow their own medicine, but they said that’s better than threatening to arrest that patient. You might see a similar tit-for-tat in the psychedelics realm… legal reform efforts are spreading… raising tensions between [local], state and federal laws. More than 60 percent of Americans…

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What psychedelics legalisation and decriminalisation looks like around the world

“Decriminalisation” can mean different things; generally it implies that people can possess, [cultivate], [and/or] use a personal amount of the substance despite it being illegal, although sometimes minor fines apply… criminalisation of drugs, including psychedelics, creates more harm than good. “What happens when you criminalise something is that people don’t want to talk about it with their…

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It’s hard to express to non-drug policy geeks…

It’s hard to express to non-drug policy geeks just how huge this is. For the first time in 50+ years a majority vote is accepted at the UN CND [United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs]. Russia and China couldn’t block it! Incredible. …USA resolution on overdose prevention that includes mention of …harmreduction wins 38 votes…

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