Politics

…decriminalize psychedelics under new state and local proposals

Behind the decriminalization measures emerging across the country is a growing sense that the decades-long war on drugs has failed… reform passed in Oregon is likely to fuel efforts elsewhere. Activists in more than 100 cities have expressed interest in enacting [decriminalize nature] reforms. …[at the state-level]… California’s forthcoming decriminalization bill would apply only to psychedelics, including psilocybin…

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Anthropology

…clean sweep for drug policy reform suggests that prohibition may collapse sooner than expected

Oregon, meanwhile, became the first jurisdiction in the United States to… decriminalize possession of all drugs and the first to [allow legal use of] psilocybin. The first [measure]… which was supported by nearly three-fifths of voters, makes low-level, noncommercial possession of controlled substances, which was previously a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in…

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Anthropology

Magic mushrooms [in North America]

Magic mushrooms… a higher number of countries either have a more lenient stance toward them or are gradually opening up to the idea of decriminalization. These include: Canada- although psilocybin mushrooms are scheduled substances, there is an option to purchase psilocybin microdoses from a private dispensary that the government is as of yet not seriously…

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Psychology

After permitting psilocybin for terminal patients… could open the door to psychedelics

Now, having sided with science and compassion, the Canadian government approved Tobin’s [56(1)] exemption – although the patients will still have to secure their own psilocybin on the black market.  But there’s an interesting parallel here: Section 56 is the same segment of Canada’s drug laws that allowed for an exemption of medical marijuana back in 1999.…

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Politics

First, it was weed…

All the Decriminalize Nature initiatives, as well as the initiative which decriminalized psilocybin in Denver last year, include “grow, gather, gift” stipulations with the intention of allowing folks to home-grow psychedelics that have shown therapeutic potential. …all this movement is invigorating… the good news is that every psychedelic policy reform initiative will present an opportunity…

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Biography/Memoir

Health Canada approves license for BC company to grow psilocybin mushrooms

 …received a licence from Health Canada to cultivate Psilocybe mushrooms, commonly known as “magic mushrooms,” in their 7,000 square-foot facility. Under its Health Canada licence for the production and extraction of psilocybin from mushrooms, the company intends to develop standardized extraction methods for the mushrooms… “We are thrilled to start growing mushrooms at our laboratory…

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Politics

…psychedelics company… legally harvest magic mushroom

…announced the harvest of its first flush of psilocybe mushrooms yesterday at its licensed facility in Nanaimo, B.C.; received a license from Health Canada to grow and extract magic mushrooms as recently as June 2020 of this year. …says the fruiting bodies harvested in this first flush will be used in the development of non-synthetic mushroom extracts. “Our…

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Biography/Memoir

…magic ‘shroom harvest

…a Vancouver-based company, has completed the first-ever legal harvest of psilocybe mushrooms in Canada. the first publicly-traded company to be issued a licence from Health Canada to produce and extract psilocybin from mushrooms. “Mushrooms have been used in traditional medicine for literally thousands of years, and, hence, they are just that much closer to these…

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Politics

Inside… [psilocybe mushrooms]

Unwilling to wait for Congress or the FDA to act, and frustrated by the expanding mental health crisis, four U.S. cities have already decriminalized psilocybin. That means people can grow their own psilocybin mushrooms [and other species of naturally occurring psychedelics plants], and the cities will not spend money or other resources arresting or prosecuting them…

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