Biography/Memoir

…company opens… licensed psychedelic mushroom growing facility

Psilocybin mushrooms, commonly called magic mushrooms… The $14-million venture consists of two 10,000-square-feet facilities with a combined total of 10 growing rooms that can produce approximately 2,000 kilograms of dried psilocybin mushrooms a month… Original Article (CBC):B.C. company opens Canada’s largest licensed psychedelic mushroom growing facilityArtwork Fair Use: Andybremner2012

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Science

Psilocybin… breakthrough

…to the uninitiated… ‘magic mushrooms’… could be dismissed… …evidence from animal trials suggests psilocybin’s effect on mental wellbeing may be connected, in part, to its ability to reduce inflammation – an immune response in the body’s tissues to dangers ranging from stress to physical injuries… Original Article (Time Magazine):Psilocybin could be a therapeutic breakthrough for addictionArtwork…

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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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Spirituality

Oregon 1st in US to soften on hard drugs, ‘magic’ mushrooms

“Measure 110 [in Oregon] is arguably the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date.”, says Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which was behind the hard-drugs measure. It received 59% yes votes and 41% no votes, with roughly 1.9 million votes counted, according to unofficial partial results from the secretary…

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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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Politics

Paralysis… psilocybin plan…

…Oregon has to strike a delicate balance between keeping patients safe, allowing businesses to operate and respecting people’s individual rights. It would be ideal if people could buy their own psilocybin products, know exactly what’s in them, take them home, and use them as they wish, potentially in trusted company. Allowing home grow is also…

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Politics

…in Oregon

This much is certain: The trip will cost you… the Oregon Psilocybin Society said, “…. this novel approach could help alleviate the mental health crisis here in Oregon by addressing costly epidemics like suicide, treatment-resistant depression and anxiety, PTSD, and addiction to drugs, alcohol, and nicotine.” The price tag… a single seven-hour “…dosing session” could…

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