Medicine/Healing

Why magic mushroom dispensaries are popping up…

[“We need a civil rights movement for your consciousness,” said Paul Stamets in a TED2022 talk] …there are colourful new signs advertising magic mushrooms for sale inside… that’s been operating in the neighbourhood for years. Walking up a few stairs and through Mushroom Cuts‘ glass doors, you’ll see two salon chairs framed with neon lights…

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Medicine/Healing

Oregon officials’ rejection of rules… entheogenic practitioner recommendations…

For one hour, board members and Oregon Health Authority officials met privately with attorneys from the state’s Department of Justice (DOJ). Journalists were permitted to attend if they vowed not to report what they saw, but the public was excluded. …the board proposing rules for Oregon’s nascent psilocybin industry held a second-to-last meeting before making…

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Medicine/Healing

Magic mushroom… vets help sway conservatives

Oregon is so far the only state to legalize the… use of psilocybin… Butler, who lives in the Salt Lake City suburbs, is among military veterans in several U.S. states helping to persuade lawmakers to study psychedelic mushrooms for therapeutic use. The recently retired Green Beret had already tried antidepressants, therapy and a support dog.…

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Medicine/Healing

Bill would allow medical marijuana use on the job, protect employee marijuana use off-hours

Despite being the first state to allow recreational pot sales, Colorado still doesn’t have protections in place for people who are denied jobs or fired for off-duty cannabis consumption or testing positive for THC. But if House Bill 1152 passes as currently written, recreational cannabis use off the clock would no longer be a fireable offense, and…

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Psychology

Psychedelic therapy effective in reducing suicidality…

Psychedelic therapy appeared associated with large acute and sustained reductions in suicidality, according to results of a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. From an initial pool of more than 9,900 records… results showed that psychedelic therapy led to marked decreases in suicidality in both relatively short (80 to 240 minute) intervals, as well as in…

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Medicine/Healing

…ayahuasca healing ceremonies… [and neuroticism]?

Results showed that neuroticism declined substantially the week following the ayahuasca ceremony and remained substantially below baseline levels three months following the ceremony. “We found substantial changes in personality traits, particularly neuroticism, following ayahuasca use,” says Brandon Weiss, a psychologist at Imperial College London and the lead author of the paper. “These changes persisted over…

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Medicine/Healing

Bipartisan congressional group calls for psilocybin access

…patients’ call for medical access only bolsters the potion of the lawmakers making the push, regardless of whether the wider population understands the efficacy of psychedelic medicine.  The same thing was seen with cannabis. Its scope of value was seen as very narrow in a medical setting at first. But the years would prove it…

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