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

A resolution decriminalizing… cultivation and distribution of psychedelic plants

WHEREAS: the so-called War on Drugs has led to the unnecessary penalization, arrest,and incarceration of vulnerable people, particularly people of color and people of limited financial means… WHEREAS: that American cities have long possessed an inferred constitutional right to regulate commerce and public safety within their jurisdictions, a principle acknowledged by the U.S. Department of…

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Spirituality

Psychedelic… religious freedom…

…the violation of religious freedoms pertaining to sacramental psychedelic usage is hardly a rarity for… [entheogenic] religious groups… Indeed, it is both a first amendment right for U.S. citizens and a specifically cited right in the New Hampshire constitution [which] has upended Mack’s 2018 conviction, and therefore, ruled in favor of religious freedom to use…

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Politics

DEA sued by therapists… to give psilocybin mushrooms to patients

…argues that psilocybin should be made available under state and federal right-to-try laws… [seeking] approval to cultivate psilocybin mushrooms and use them in treatment. This isn’t the first time DEA has found itself battling lawsuits over the criminalization of controlled substances that hold therapeutic value… [reflecting the need to] realize the promise of state and…

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Psychology

How… [psilocybe]

If… nervous about using shrooms… [some suggest]… 1 gram dried. Ingesting this amount will feel mostly like a new kind of buzz that simply lasts a long time. Up to around 1.5 grams will feel like an even stronger buzz, but with [likely] no perceptible change in your vision or hearing or in how well…

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Medicine/Healing

Psilocybin may be the answer to autism…

You’re studying how psilocybin may help children with autism. What is the connection between psilocybin, autism, and the microbiome? I’m predicting that in the next 10 years, you’re going to have 10 to 20 distinct autistic sub disorders. And they’re going to be treated differently. We know the dopamine system is part of the problem…

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Modern Culture

Psilocybin magic mushroom dispensaries… a reality in North America

Fast forward a few years and many thousands of marijuana dispensaries later and the same questions are beginning to arise in the new psychedelics space regarding… legal retail “shroomeries”. Recent positive developments in the psychedelics industry have left many wondering if we’ll see [additional] dispensaries selling substances like psilocybin mushrooms in the future. In California,…

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