Biography/Memoir

…psychedelic investor

“People say that dying is natural, but it’s really things going wrong in your body,” [Christian Angermayer] says. “Science is just beginning to better understand the reasons for ageing and dying, and a disease that we understand will eventually be cured.” “We are not coming after the hippies growing this organically at home,” he says……

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Politics

Oregon voters approve initiative… psilocybin… therapy

There aren’t any limitations on the types of conditions that would make a patient eligible for the treatment. Currently, there are no such policies in place anywhere else in the U.S., though the victory for reformers does come amid a growing national movement to decriminalize a wide range of entheogenic substances, including ayahuasca and ibogaine. Oakland, Santa…

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Politics

Psilocybin… therapy… ballot

Magic mushrooms can help people… [yet] under the proposed Oregon law… people would still not be allowed to… even consume them at home.  …popular psychedelics are not addictive in the sense that they do not create any physical dependency the way opioids, nicotine, and alcohol can and they themselves are generally not fatal when used safely…

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Biography/Memoir

…[The Oregonian newspaper editorial board] vote ‘no’ on Measure 109’s ill-timed psilocybin proposal

This shouldn’t be a priority for the Oregon Health Authority, particularly amid a pandemic with no clear end in sight… …the measure [estimated to cost over 6 million dollars during the next two years], if passed, would give the Oregon Health Authority two years to work with [a self-appointed] advisory board in developing the regulatory…

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Biography/Memoir

No on Measure 109…

I cannot support Measure 109 for the following reasons… there are two different ballot measures this fall that would change state law (and only state law) regarding the possession and use of psilocin – the active ingredient in “magic” psilocybin mushrooms. The proponents of Measure 109 are focused on setting up specialty facilities and services…

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Science

[Using baker’s yeast] to produce ‘magic mushroom’ active ingredient[s]

Researchers… approach to producing psilocybin but used baker’s yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, rather than bacteria. The yeast expresses a key enzyme involved in the same magic mushroom production pathway of psilocybin, which doesn’t involve the need for expensive chemicals. During their production of psilocybin and psilocin through synthetic biology, the yeast also produced intermediate products – molecules…

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Modern Culture

Launches magic truffle [psilocybin] retail…

…magic truffle microdosing kits have begun… “a non-synthetic… kit to promote responsible use.” 5-gram kit of fresh… psilocybin truffles. “I went on record saying… would aim to have product on shelves by the end of Q3, 2020… have delivered and achieved that goal.” Original Article (High Times):Red light holland launches magic truffle retail salesArtwork Fair…

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Politics

Oregon psilocybin…

Their original initiative, IP-12, provided for sweeping penalty reduction and decriminalization; their new initiative [IP-34, now Measure 109]… explicitly criminalizes psilocybin [mushroom] possession outside a therapy center Measure 110 would make possession of psilocybin [not mushrooms] no longer a criminal act. Original Article (Leafly):Election 2020: Oregon psilocybin and drug decriminalization initiatives guideArtwork Fair Use: Thomas…

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