Modern Culture

Magic Mushrooms… soon be used

This is one reason why some advocates believe that decriminalization is… even necessary… “A very large percentage of the people interested in psychedelic medicines can, with the right education and settings, do this work safely on their own or with a peer”. -Daniel McQueen “…decriminalization lets us begin to have that dialogue. When we take…

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Spirituality

Could psychedelics become the new medical marijuana? Inside the potential benefits and risks… of ‘magic mushrooms’

Psychedelic mushrooms were decriminalized in Denver and Oakland, not legalized. In other words, the ballot initiatives didn’t legalize the selling or manufacturing of mushrooms — rather, they made possession of mushrooms the lowest law enforcement priority, citing their therapeutic benefits. On May 7, residents of Denver, Colorado, voted to decriminalize the use and possession of…

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Politics

Efforts to decriminalize magic mushrooms beginning to sprout nationally

After the Oakland measure passed, an organization called Decriminalize California is working on a statewide decriminalization measure for the 2020 election. As it stands, the government prohibits using federal funds for any Schedule I [fungi] like magic mushrooms, [however, a patented synthetic psilocybin has been approved for clinical trials by the FDA]. Original Article (Forbes):…

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Spirituality

Sacred Mushrooms and the Law

The law is… a mish-mash that renders Nature an illicit drug-lab. The First Amendment of the Constitution guaranteed each of us freedom of religious expression. Yet, for all practical purposes, the entheogenic experience – has been outlawed in the United States. [Now], a fascinating discourse on cognitive liberty comparing laws criminalizing the use of entheogenic…

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Biography/Memoir

…how is psilocybin decriminalization going…

“So not only at her household, but even here in Oakland, California, my mom and grandmother had plants in the backyard that we grew, called them yerba buena, that’s “good plants… I walked into a [cannabis] dispensary the other day, and they already had the products.” -Noel Gallo (City Council Member, Oakland) *image : world-wide…

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Science

Chemical & Engineering news discusses entourage effect

A July 21, 2019 article in the American Chemical Society’s Chemical & Engineering News… discussed the importance of the entourage/[ensemble] effect in cannabis health. Like magic mushroom fruiting bodies, cannabis plant material includes multiple active ingredients (cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other “minor components”), which modulate its biological and clinical properties.  Original Article (Psilocybin Technology):Chemical & Engineering News Discusses Entourage…

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Politics

Group that convinced voters to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms goes national

“Psilocybin mushrooms are decriminalized nationally by 2026,” he [Kevin Matthews] said. “And then we’re looking at what’s possible in addition to decriminalization. There is a regulatory landscape that’s evolving out of this conversation and so I think as long as individuals are no longer being imprisoned for using mushrooms and other psychedelics [while]… there are…

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Biography/Memoir

People are hungry for [psilocybin mushroom reform].

As [Kevin] Matthews [successful campaign manager of Decriminalize Denver, which decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms in the City in May of 2019] put it, echoing a common sentiment among advocates and activists in the psychedelic space, “The cat’s out of the bag.” Unlike cannabis, it should be noted, decriminalizing psilocybin and other psychedelics doesn’t necessarily have to…

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Science

Cannabis and magic mushrooms – a near perfect analogy

Famous author Michael Pollan succinctly summarized this apparent lack of incentive for developing psilocybin “technology”: “there’s no IP here. There’s no intellectual property.” Both Cannabis and Psilocybin Mushrooms are naturally occurring organisms. They live and grow in nature. Each plant or mushroom produces its own cocktail of chemical compounds — cannabinoids, terpenes, psilocybin [mushroom containing bioactive compounds], etc… Why…

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Biography/Memoir

The trip of a lifetime: women across the country are self-treating their depression and anxiety with mushrooms

Just as the majority of the country [in particular the women featured in this article] has begun to embrace medical and recreational marijuana, though, the tide may be shifting for psilocybin-containing mushrooms. 1. Amy Jackman, co-owner of a cannabis consulting business in Alaska, isn’t waiting around for a scientific seal of approval. She takes a…

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