Politics

Psilocybin [grow kits] laws…

You can legally buy magic mushroom grow kits and spores in Austria, then grow the mushrooms yourself. However, the sale and possession of large amounts of dried mushrooms are illegal. Anyone caught possessing small, personal amounts of magic mushrooms in Austria will undergo free therapy instead of being charged with a crime. Cultivating magic mushrooms…

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Politics

Making mushrooms…

“We do need to be vigilant,” Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer, one of the biggest advocates for psychedelic policy reform in Congress… “Big companies are going to try and monopolize drug therapies with psilocybin and psychedelics, just like Big Pharma has attempted to patent everything in sight, and then spend more time and money being able…

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Anthropology

What do zoomers like? Pot or shrooms, not booze

The social lubricant is no longer a liquid… Of people aged 18 to 24, 69% prefer marijuana to alcohol, according to a recent survey… consumers up to age 44 have a similar stance… the preference for mind-altering experiences doesn’t stop at pot… another research firm, found that more than 10% of Gen Z adults report having used…

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Anthropology

…mental health treatment languishes in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“We always hear politicians say, ‘Hey, I support the veterans,’” Gould said. “Now is an opportunity to actually show that. And psychedelic modalities are the best way for you to support the troops.” Oregon legalized [and decriminalized for personal possession and appears to have substantial equity issues as of yet, unaddressed] psilocybin via referendum in…

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Biography/Memoir

A ‘tidal wave’… psilocybin…

“Why is it that we go off and we fight these wars for our country,” Keller asked, “and we come back with these wounds, and there’s nothing for us?” Rep. Tracy Pennycuick, R-Montgomery, asked the same question… “Right now, veterans with PTSD have a mirage of opportunity. Yoga, service dogs, warrior writing, warrior photography,” Pennycuick said.…

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Anthropology

…psychedelic mushroom church…

One of the few places in the US where people can purchase mushrooms without being legally penalized or taxed, as long as they are granted membership… once membership is verified, members walk through an open room filled with about five royal-blue pews… The main attraction, the mushrooms, are in a room adjacent to the sermon…

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Spirituality

…religious freedom in Oregon…

…courts and state agencies that are willing to run roughshod over Oregonians’ “rights of conscience.” “In Oregon there is no legal way to be a psilocybin religion, there’s no legal way to be an ayahuasca religion. There’s no way to be any type of Schedule I religion unless it’s a peyote religion and if you…

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Science

Comparing… mushrooms and truffles…

…psilocybin truffles have “a lot of psilocybin but little psilocin.” This hypothesis is corroborated in the literature. …, Pellegrini et al. reported: “…no trace of psilocin could be found at least at the limit of the detection of the assay” (0.3 µg per 100 mg truffles). In stark contrast, a 2019 study… found that a…

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