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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Spirituality

…key for [relationships with] psilocybin and psilocin levels

…seminal research studies on the mushrooms themselves serves as a reminder of the intricacies and adaptability of nature. …study analyzed the amounts of psilocybin and psilocin in P. cubensis grown under three conditions: bright, indirect lighting, dim lighting, and in the dark… The analyses were done using GC-MS (gas chromatography-mass spectrometry)… Knowing that the amounts of light and…

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Psychology

…just handed a major opportunity to the movement

He is ready, on the basis of an alleged therapeutic use reported in preliminary research, to cause federal law to defer to a popular vote (under local law, not even state law) that changes the legal status of a psychedelic substance. That is the length and breadth of the proposed amendment in its true effect.…

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Politics

…government will respond to psychedelics decriminalization petition

That’s the eighth-highest number of signatures an official government petition has received this Parliament. It states that the government should “immediately discontinue enforcement of statutes or regulations that prohibit or impose onerous restrictions on informed adult use, growing, or sharing of any plant or fungi, where an established record of traditional use exists.” Additionally, legislators…

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Science

Meet [a] woman… psychedelic… scientists

…an increasingly crowded field of commercial players attempting to monetize… in the pharmaceutical space.  Includes… extracting psilocybin from mushrooms… synthesizing it in a lab… extracting psilocybin from a mushroom rather than synthesizing it in a lab… [etc.] Original Article (Futurism):Meet the woman who wants to sell psychedelic drugs to scientistsArtwork Fair Use: Joe-Schraube

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Psychology

Magic mushrooms should be made legal in the same way as cannabis… leading doctors say

Leading experts have called for a change in the law to allow ‘shrooms’ to be used in a similar way as medicinal cannabis. …over 100 species of fungi, induces temporary changes in mood by activating serotonin receptors in the brain… the ‘overdue’ move would allow thousands in ‘unnecessarily prolonged distress to access the treatment they both deserve…

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Spirituality

What do… medicine companies owe to the community

…a crucial part of the therapeutic power can be lost in translation when a psychoactive substance is removed from its cultural context… [given their historically and currently exploitative business practices and adherence to extraction and accumulation of wealth a prior to equitable healthcare distribution, compounded by an acceptance of both socialism for corporations propped up…

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