Politics

Oakland city council effectively decriminalizes psychedelic mushrooms [and other entheogenic plants]

Oakland’s resolution is broader than Denver’s. Denver’s initiative decriminalized the use and possession of mushrooms containing the compound psilocybin, whereas Oakland’s refers to “entheogenic plants” in general, which includes the mushrooms and other plants and fungi containing psychoactive substances. The resolution says city money will not be used “to assist in the enforcement of laws…

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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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Spirituality

Magic mushrooms as a cyberdelic…

With computers, we log onto the internet. With magic mushrooms, we log onto the ether, the other, the source, or the Logos – the informative, divine voice that teaches wisdom to those who seek it … The result is a complete download of information that you could never access under normal, everyday states of consciousness.…

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Biography/Memoir

…psilocybin retreat[s]…

Yang advocates for a far less regulated approach to psilocybin, however, than that envisioned by the Oregon statewide initiative, which would legalize only medical access to psilocybin. He says his company believes that decriminalization, deregulation, and legalization are the path forward. “…do not require government intervention to work, and psilocybin is safer than any other controlled…

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Biography/Memoir

…[should] magic mushrooms..?

Similar to cannabis compassion clubs that served medical cannabis consumers prior to legalization… microdoses of psilocybin [mushrooms] to Canadians who can provide medical documentation with qualifying diagnoses… “Mushrooms are incredibly safe as long as you’re taking it at a good dosage and you’re in a good situation,” [Dana Larsen] says on the phone from Vancouver. “They’re…

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Politics

New York lawmaker files bill to decriminalize [a single, isolated, psychedelic compound found in fungi]

A New York lawmaker recently introduced a bill to decriminalize psilocybin… by removing the main active ingredient from the state’s list of controlled substances. “Many cities, including Denver, CO, Santa Cruz, CA, and Oakland, CA, have already decriminalized the use and possession of psilocybin, and New York should do the same,” it continues. “With the…

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Psychology

Here’s how much ‘magic mushroom retreats’… actually cost

While the health benefits of psychedelic mushrooms… are still very much under debate, you can try out this wellness approach for yourself — that is, if you have a couple thousand dollars to spare. When you consider that the average American spends about $271 per day on international vacations (or about $1,900 for a week including airfare), the…

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Anthropology

Japan and controlled substances: a short history

…the issue with the “Dame, Zettai” motto is that it conflates all controlled substances as something unknown and scary, without any historical and societal context… As of June 6, 2002, possession of magic mushroom carries a penalty of up to seven years’ imprisonment… While this authoritarian approach may have been permissible in the past, it’s…

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Biography/Memoir

Decrim activists [at the local level] mark first anniversary of Denver’s historic psilocybin mushroom vote

The success of the campaign “just shocked people,” [Kevin Matthews of IP-301 which allows individuals to cultivate psilocybin-containing mushrooms at home for personal use] said… through a combination of education, outreach and innovation – as well as the open-mindedness of the local electorate – the campaign prevailed. More remarkable than the policy change in Denver,…

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Science

Psychedelic compound from magic mushrooms produced in yeast

…production [of psilocybin] in bacteria [such as e-coli] comes with a wide range of concerns [some of which] can be addressed by using yeast instead. In yeast, the scientists prove that psilocybin can be produced de novo, which means that you can produce the molecule by simply growing the yeast with sugar and other nutrients,…

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