Politics

Making mushrooms…

“We do need to be vigilant,” Oregon Representative Earl Blumenauer, one of the biggest advocates for psychedelic policy reform in Congress… “Big companies are going to try and monopolize drug therapies with psilocybin and psychedelics, just like Big Pharma has attempted to patent everything in sight, and then spend more time and money being able…

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Biography/Memoir

…industry…

…this is not to rain on the whole psychedelics parade – which potentially promises significant relief for a lot of humans (or at least the ones that can afford treatment). …the bankrupt or nonoperational Canadian mining companies that have spontaneously converted themselves into psychedelic outfits, thanks to the fact that the companies’ continued “exist[ence] as…

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Politics

…brainstorming the future of psychedelic…

Paul Stamets… chat… about the path toward legalizing various psychedelics, psilocybin in particular. He offers caution around the recent relaxing of laws on psychedelics and suggests that “we don’t box ourselves into something” that doesn’t allow for later modification, especially since the science around psychedelics is rapidly evolving. He critiqued Oregon’s new law, in particular,…

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Protestors target the DEA in support of psilocybin for terminally ill patients

Peaceful civil disobedience, a longstanding American tradition, will take place at the doorstep of the Drug Enforcement Administration headquarters in Arlington, Virginia… where activists say they will block entrances to the building to draw attention to the right of terminally ill cancer patients to use psilocybin. …prepared to commit an act of peaceful civil disobedience…

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Politics

Oregon psilocybin… impact on lower income [human beings]

The Oregon Health Authority’s proposed rules for legal psilocybin services in the state “may have a negative impact on lower income individuals,” according to the regulatory body… on the second page of the 44-page notice of proposed rulemaking… “…an appropriately regulated market… encourages members of the public to access psilocybin services through the ORS chapter…

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Science

…study investigates how psilocybin affects consciousness

…a new study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers… The study found that among people who have had a single psychedelic experience that altered their beliefs in some way, there were large increases in attribution of consciousness to a range of animate and inanimate things. For example, from before to after the experience, attribution of consciousness…

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Politics

Hazel Park becomes third Michigan city to decriminalize natural psychedelics

Hazel Park City Council voted unanimously Tuesday [3/22/2022] to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and other entheogenic plants. The resolution defines entheogenic plants as “plants, fungi, and natural materials that can benefit psychological and physical wellness, support and enhance religious and spiritual practices, and can reestablish human’s inalienable and direct relationship to nature.” They include psychedelic mushrooms,…

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[Natural] Oregon… [born] psilocybin

Small businesses and Oregon start-ups hoping to offer practicum training… …will not have immediate access to psilocybin like wealthy corporations.  Original Article (Lexology):Oregon psilocybin: licensing subcommittee updateArtwork Fair Use: inequality.org

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Magic mushroom dispensaries operating openly in Vancouver

In the City of Vancouver, buying magic mushrooms, in at least one case, can be as easy as ordering your morning cup of coffee… says city bylaw officers sometimes visit, his business license as a café was recently renewed. From the outside, the mushroom dispensary on the edge of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside makes no attempt…

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