Medicine/Healing

Bipartisan congressional group calls for psilocybin access

…patients’ call for medical access only bolsters the potion of the lawmakers making the push, regardless of whether the wider population understands the efficacy of psychedelic medicine.  The same thing was seen with cannabis. Its scope of value was seen as very narrow in a medical setting at first. But the years would prove it…

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Psychology

[Science and] adult use… psychedelic… psilocybin…

In the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Health commissioned a scientific study to evaluate the risk of retail psilocybin sales, and it concluded that they posed little risk to individuals or public health. Though retail cannabis sales are available in many states, the retail sale of psychedelics does not currently exist in the United States… In contrast, in the…

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Spirituality

Legalized homegrown psilocybin mushroom act of 2022

WHEREAS, The provisions of this act shall be known as the “Legalized Homegrown Psilocybin Mushroom Act of 2022,” [and] would amend state statute to make it so it “shall not be a violation” of state law “to cultivate psilocyn or psilocybin.” Under the proposal, possession of more than 50 grams but less than 100 grams…

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Psychology

Is Oregon’s emerging psychedelic therapy already being monopolized into another cash cow for big pharma?

The history of ballot measures in Oregon developed from the state’s early populist leanings. The irony then for Ballot Measure 109, which was pushed with the promise of assisting veterans and people with addiction problems, is that Oregon’s psilocybin program is on course to provide little access for people of lower-income… solutions exist that could…

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Psychology

Could magic mushrooms be the next marijuana?

Hudson Valley Psychedelic Society (HVPS) was founded in January 2021… “We wanted to provide local advocacy, education and community support to foster the safe, equitable integration of psychedelics into our region,” Grauer said. “We want to make sure it’s decriminalized, regulated and legalized, and we also want to make sure everyone is as safe as…

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Anthropology

Activists file Colorado ballot initiatives… psychedelics…

A national advocacy group recently filed two separate psychedelics reform initiatives for Colorado’s 2022 ballot, both of which are titled the Natural Medicine Healing Act… “It’s really important to advocate for full decrim first and foremost,” Nicole Foerster said at a December 16 virtual meeting of the group she leads, Decriminalize Nature Boulder County… “If…

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Politics

More… granted psilocybin mushrooms exemption by federal government

…struggling with mental health conditions [&] have received exemptions to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act from the federal Minister of Health Jean-Yves Duclos. …mandamus application to compel the health minister to make a decision regarding… patient’s Section 56 exemptions… Health Canada fought that application “tooth and nail”… 19 healthcare professionals to receive an exemption……

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Science

Magic mushrooms study suggest psilocybin may reverse alcohol-induced brain damage

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is responsible for 5.3 percent of deaths worldwide every year… in both groups of mice that received psilocybin, mGluR2 expression was restored following the treatment. This change was evident in the mice’s behavior, too: The psilocybin group relapsed roughly 45 percent less compared to the control mice. As hypothesized, mGluR2 expression was reduced in the brains…

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