Psychology

Can psychedelics follow cannabis’ lead?

The psychedelics industry is similar to where the cannabis industry was 10 years ago as it fights for legalization in various countries. Retail establishments in the Netherlands that specializes in the sale of psychoactive substances, such as magic truffles, are called Smart Shops. There are an estimated 100 Smart Shops operating in the Netherlands, generating…

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Medicine/Healing

Colorado… what’s passed…

Proposition 122 appears headed to victory after opponents conceded the race on Wednesday [11/09/22] night. Colorado… decriminalized grow, gift and use… psychedelic mushrooms… this means people will be allowed to grow, share and gift these substances, but they would not be allowed to sell them directly… The measure was ahead by about 3 points –…

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Psychology

Researchers look to psychedelics to transform mental healthcare

As an operator who has worked in the psychedelics space for… years, I have been exposed to every facet of the industry. The U.S. state of Oregon has voted to legalize [adult-use] psilocybin… on the regulation and policy side… a more favorable regulatory and social landscape is helping psychedelic startups gain a foothold in this…

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Science

Love drugs might be the future of relationships

…a new wave of research is exploring the therapeutic uses of other substances such as magic mushrooms, MDMA and LSD, not just as party drugs but as real-life neurotechnologies that can act as a chemical nudge on the brain systems involved in love and attachment. …let’s not forget, love itself is also not to be taken lightly. Instead of…

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Psychology

Microdosing with acid…

 …people are exploring alternative medicines to help them function and live happily in today’s fast-paced, tech-warped world. …people don’t like to drink anymore. People don’t like to be hungover. Alcohol is a toxin, so it does tend to be stressful for the body. We have other things to enjoy and alter our consciousness for fun…

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Medicine/Healing

Psychedelic retreats offer healing only for the wealthy

Equal access is taking a back seat to exotic psychedelic retreats with exuberant price tags. Here’s why that’s a big problem… This is not opinion, but empirical fact…. after all, the luxury psychedelic retreat “eco-system” is that it offers “healing” only to those with the means and opportunity to safely consume psilocybin, ayahuasca, etc. without…

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Psychology

…entrepreneurs and the resistance to old-school psychedelia

If strong psychotropic effects are edited out of the process – as [some of] these new companies are attempting to do – then the old-school psychedelic experience has been pre-empted as unnecessary… [some] entrepreneurs have pledged allegiance to… [some version of this] thinking. The resistance to ‘psychedelic’ goes beyond mere semantic squeamishness. Johnson and Johnson,…

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Psychology

Why taking psychedelics is a lot like scuba diving…

…how about the mental healthcare therapists and psychiatrists who work with psychedelics, in clinical trials and beyond – shouldn’t they also be experienced psychedelic divers before they work with these substances? Well. This is a sensitive question, I’ve come to realize. I have been hesitant to speak my mind about it… There are many parallels…

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