Spirituality

…bill to legalize [personal] possession of psychedelics clears second senate committee

While the bill is being described by lawmakers and advocates as simple “decriminalization,” the official legislative analysis of the proposal states that it would “make lawful” the personal possession and social sharing of these substances. In Oakland, the first city where a city council voted to broadly deprioritize criminalization of entheogenic substances, lawmakers approved a…

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Biography/Memoir

Stay trippin’

…used the relatively new tactic of testing the amount of the active ingredient psilocybin in hallucinogenic mushrooms, much in the same way marijuana is now tested for THC, as a way to bring a host of communities involved in mushroom cultivation, decriminalization of hallucinogens and the legalization of all drugs, together. …decriminalization, community and citizen…

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Psychology

…can ease anxiety and depression for five years

…given to patients in the study in 2016 and resulted in immediate, substantial relief of symptoms that was sustained and documented at their follow-ups more than six months later. …it’s thought that because [psilocybe mushrooms] can affect mood and perception to “regulate arousal and panic responses,”… interacts with the networks of the brain to shape…

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Politics

‘Magic’ mushroom delivery service advertising in Ann Arbor raises legal questions, officials say

Arbor Shrooms maintains it’s not a business… Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit has also taken measures to decriminalize mushrooms. He announced in January [2021] that his office would not charge anyone for the use, possession or small-scale distribution of entheogenic plants, including magic mushrooms. The policy focuses on prosecuting larger scale distribution. “We have a…

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Politics

DEA sued by therapists… to give psilocybin mushrooms to patients

…argues that psilocybin should be made available under state and federal right-to-try laws… [seeking] approval to cultivate psilocybin mushrooms and use them in treatment. This isn’t the first time DEA has found itself battling lawsuits over the criminalization of controlled substances that hold therapeutic value… [reflecting the need to] realize the promise of state and…

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Psychology

How… [psilocybe]

If… nervous about using shrooms… [some suggest]… 1 gram dried. Ingesting this amount will feel mostly like a new kind of buzz that simply lasts a long time. Up to around 1.5 grams will feel like an even stronger buzz, but with [likely] no perceptible change in your vision or hearing or in how well…

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Medicine/Healing

Psilocybin may be the answer to autism…

You’re studying how psilocybin may help children with autism. What is the connection between psilocybin, autism, and the microbiome? I’m predicting that in the next 10 years, you’re going to have 10 to 20 distinct autistic sub disorders. And they’re going to be treated differently. We know the dopamine system is part of the problem…

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