Politics

Legalizing recreational… psilocybin-containing mushrooms

“People can grow it for their own use but they can’t sell it… We have both medical marijuana and legalized marijuana… strong supporter of both… this is more like the medical side for mushrooms and yes, there’s no criminal penalties if you grow it yourself for recreational, but what we are excited about are some…

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Biography/Memoir

Oregon congressman… the trend will ‘continue’

“I still think these are the greatest thing since sliced bread,” Marty Clements says about the mushrooms. He takes a prescription bottle out of his bag, opens it and takes a couple of squares of psilocybin chocolate into his hands. He puts the chocolate back in the bottle and snaps the lid shut. Since Marty…

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Science

What has the psilocybin renaissance taught us?

The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances assigned a safety score to psilocybin far better than aspirin. This score is based on toxicity along with effects of public health. Despite common minor side effects, it does not appear to be a direct health risk… wait a second and read the fine print – it…

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Science

Then… ate magic mushrooms

This might explain what happened… the psilocybin reawakened the dormant neural pathway from his hamstring to his brain… just one study has ever evaluated the connection between psychedelics and spinal-cord injury. Psilocybin is thought to be effective at promoting healing because it stimulates neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change and adapt through new neural connections,…

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Politics

Toronto won’t shut down magic mushroom dispensary but police might

…the regional district manager of Shroomyz called the company’s operations a “medical protest.” While Toronto previously used bylaws to target unlicensed cannabis dispensaries, though one chain has found a way to avoid being shut down, it doesn’t appear the city will target Shroomyz in the same way. After being formally denied a meeting, the delegation plans to hold…

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Biography/Memoir

…on the leading edge of a ‘shroom boom

Long-time drug reform advocate Dana Larsen… was at the forefront of cannabis activism. “Vancouver had a convergence of activism in the 1990s,” he says. Legal cannabis activism, alongside drug user liberation groups like VANDU (Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users), helped to shift the local climate from one where bong shops were raided to one…

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Medicine/Healing

…magic mushroom dispensary…

The city says it has no plans to use its powers to shut down Toronto’s only magic mushroom dispensary after a Toronto police raid earlier this month, leaving the shop still operating in a kind of grey area. CBC Toronto also reached out to Toronto’s Board of Health, which has been vocal in support of decriminalizing…

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Biography/Memoir

…launch of…

…recalls his postdoc years, when his father advised him that psychedelic medicine would be “the kiss of death” for his career. Around 2016, however, there was a major shift around findings showing profound antidepressant and anxiolytic effects among people with advanced stage cancer… another tipping point was the publication of Michael Pollan’s book How to Change…

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Medicine/Healing

Psychedelics delegation will confront… health ministers…

Cannabis and psychedelics specialist lawyer Paul Lewin explained to CBC News that the general sense is that the law is outdated and Shroomyz is “filling a void” for a medical need.  Toronto police recently raided the city’s first magic mushroom dispensary, Shroomyz. The store has reopened since, and the city is apparently not planning to shut it down even though it does not…

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Politics

History has been made…

“History has been made this week. We proved to the world it’s possible to pass a ballot measure that not only provides access to natural psychedelic-assisted therapy in a responsible state-regulated… …setting but also protects individual and community-based healing modalities from arrest and many civil offenses,” Joshua Kappel, the author of Prop 122, said in…

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