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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Psychology

MDMA… marriage…

“We literally said on the drive to this house, ‘If this doesn’t work, we’re done,’” Ree said… a qualitative study published in January [2022] described how eight couples used MDMA privately to enhance their relationships… an emerging cognitive-relational model of “evenings with Molly” contrasts with existing models of use by suggesting the possibility of informed,…

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Biography/Memoir

…psychedelic… 2022

…there’s a long way to go before these therapies are available to everyone. For one, many of the substances, including MDMA and psilocybin, will likely not get the legal green light for another few years, though some jurisdictions are leading the way. With one in five North Americans experiencing a mental illness in any given…

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Science

Drug testing: dramatic drop in bath salts being sold as MDMA

In a statement, Police National Drug Intelligence Bureau Manager Blair Macdonald said he was pleased with how this summer’s festival season had taken shape. …the Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Act, which was passed by Parliament in November 2021, has created a safer environment for people to get their drugs checked before they choose to…

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Anthropology

Missouri… proposes adding access to LSD, MDMA, peyote, and psilocybin as treatment options

HB 2429 would expand access for right-to-try to not only those with terminal illnesses but also those who are afflicted with debilitating or life-threatening conditions as well. Missouri has had its own version of right-to-try since 2014… “Eligible patient”…has a debilitating, life-threatening, or terminal illness… …proposal reads, “The offense of possession of more than ten grams but…

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Politics

Doctor takes bid to treat patient with MDMA to court…

Consultant psychiatrist Eli Kotler launched legal action after the Victorian Department of Health knocked back an application to treat the woman… with the drug more commonly known as ecstasy. Kylie Evans, the barrister representing Victoria’s Health Department, told the court that the outcome of the case would be significant… the move will be opposed by…

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Psychology

Controversies… psychedelic

The concept of social sharing or decriminalized shared use is essential in psychedelic policy reform for several reasons. First, simple decriminalization for personal possession is insufficient to protect the most common dynamic of psychedelic use: a small group of people sharing psychedelics, often with a guide or group leader facilitating the experience… …the bill now…

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Medicine/Healing

FDA… approves study allowing therapists to legally use MDMA

The United States Food and Drug Administration, in a landmark decision, just approved… …a new clinical study that allows therapists who want to conduct MDMA-assisted therapy sessions to legally consume the drug themselves.  Original Article (Microdose Buzz):FDA historically approves study allowing therapists to legally use MDMAArtwork Fair Use: Public Domain

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