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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Spirituality

…bill aims to legalize… [sharing] psychedelics

Social sharing would also become legal. What’s more, the bill proposes forming a group that will tackle the issues of potential future regulatory structures for psychedelics; magic mushrooms, LSD and DMT would be legal… Original Article (The Fresh Toast):California bill aims to legalize some psychedelicsArtwork Fair Use: cogdogblog

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Spirituality

Psychedelic religions…a new Supreme Court RFRA ruling…

The conservative shift in the Supreme Court continues to have profound effects upon religious jurisprudence. For psychedelic religions in particular, the Supreme Court’s current body may prove more receptive than popular punditry may suggest.  In December 2020, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling in Tanzin v. Tanvir, 592 U.S. ___ (2020[CC1] )… holding the Religious Freedom…

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Modern Culture

Michigan prosecutor won’t pursue most marijuana or psychedelics cases, ‘regardless of the amount’

A county prosecutor in Michigan announced on Tuesday [Jan 12, 2020] that his office will not be pursuing charges over possessing marijuana or entheogenic substances like psilocybin and ayahuasca — “regardless of the amount at issue.” For entheogenic substances, [Prosecuting Attorney] Savit’s notice similarly says it is ending prosecutions for possession or use of the…

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Spirituality

[Religion and] psychedelics… the future

Under federal law the psychedelic is not safe enough to use as a medicine but it’s safe enough to use as a sacrament. It stated that, in order to interfere with the sacramental use, the government needed to prove that [plants and fungi are] too dangerous to use; and it failed to do so. In…

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Spirituality

[Entheogen] advocates eye… reform

At last, a new era for entheogenic plants has begun… the idea is to essentially convince… district attorneys to make investigation and prosecution of crimes related to entheogenic plants their city’s lowest law enforcement priority. In September [2020], that’s what Ann Arbor’s City Council in Michigan voted unanimously to do. A term used to categorize plants…

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Spirituality

Tune in, turn on, step up… ethics

The countercultural movement’s pursuit of peace, love and understanding was a worthy goal. This time around, let’s make sure our quests for self-transformation and world-transformation are aligned. It is only natural – and perhaps quite sensible – that the public remain skeptical. So, those of us who see the healing potential of psychedelics must encourage…

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Spirituality

Will mushrooms go the way of cannabis…

…a longtime cannabis activist from the Bay Area, said soon after she started micro-dosing psilocybin earlier this year, police raided the Oakland “church” where she was getting her mushrooms… some of the most promising research suggests psilocybin might be of use to address various forms of depression. She was devastated, since she was experiencing relief…

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Spirituality

…first… export of legal psilocybin mushrooms

“There is more research needed on these compounds in order to better understand the entourage effect experienced by patients which has shown dramatically effective results compared to single-molecule synthetic psilocybin in preliminary studies… …we are pleased to announce the completion of our first commercial harvest of natural psilocybin mushrooms,” said Joshua Bartch, CEO and Chairman…

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Spirituality

Never forget: before there was a mush rush, there was a plea for decency

Traditionally, psychedelic drugs have been used and studied in culturally-specific rituals, academic research, through nonprofit organizations, and by curious psychonauts the world over…. As the psychedelic industry shifts into an aboveground, for-profit system, more straight-laced, profit-focused entities are going to come out of the corporate “psychedelic closet,” supporting and advocating for the system which will…

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