Anthropology

The psychedelic renaissance… double-edged sword[?]

We must proceed with caution… with the world’s entheogenic heritage at risk, can the psychedelic renaissance make a difference? It only takes a quick search to learn about the atrocities being committed in similar places around the world. From land grabs in the Amazon to the bloody history of Wirikuta, Mexico, where the Huichol’s sacred…

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Colorado springs city council president, stands up for psychedelic mushrooms’ during decriminalization…

The president of the Colorado Springs City Council recently surprised everyone when he commended the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin mushrooms during a City Council regular meeting, sharing a personal story about how… has positively affected his life. Decriminalize Nature is a national movement with chapters in cities across the US , all dedicated to the…

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Oregon makes possession…

of the following a noncriminal violation. Less than… 1 gram of heroin,1 gram of, or less than 5 pills of, MDMA,2 grams of methamphetamine,40 units of LSD,12 grams of psilocybin,40 units of methadone,40 pills of oxycodone, 2 grams of cocaine. Original Article (Oregon Legislature):Measure 110: background briefArtwork Fair Use: Public Domain

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Mount Sinai [New York] launches psychedelics research center

Launched… Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research Mount Sinai Health System is New York City’s largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals… medical school, and a… network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Original Article (Eureka Alert):Mount Sinai launches psychedelics research centerArtwork Fair Use: Public Domain

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…ground-breaking… [fungi]

With the traditional approach to mental health and wellness… already struggling… The legal exemption from the Canadian Drugs and Substances Act [under Section 56] , granted by the Office of Controlled Substances at Health Canada, paves the way… Original Article (Psilocybin Alpha):Legal psychedelic therapy comes to alberta with ground-breaking health canada decisionArtwork Fair Use: Øyvind…

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Trained civilians, not sworn police officers, could better respond to hundreds of 911 calls

Trained civilians, not sworn police officers, could better respond to hundreds of 911 calls. The good news is that other cities are paving the way forward with trained civilian community responders. In Eugene, Oregon, the CAHOOTS program has been operating for 31 years. CAHOOTS dispatches de-escalation experts to 911 calls related to mental health, substance…

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Understanding the [psilocybe mushroom] supply…

For millennia, mushrooms were the only available source of psilocybin for human consumption. These days, they remain the most propagated way of taking psilocybin in informal circles outside of clinical trials. Critics of chemically-isolated psilocybin argue that psilocybin-producing mushrooms contain a number of other compounds that could contribute to their overall therapeutic effect. “The biggest…

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