Biography/Memoir

DEA to increase psilocybin… production for research purposes

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) has proposed an increase in the manufacture… psilocin and psilocybin for clinical trial and research purposes… stated that its objective was to assist in the development of new federally approved therapies. …increased its production goals for psilocin and psilocybin, which are the main psychoactive components of magic mushrooms. Initially, the…

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Biography/Memoir

[Compass Patent GB2572023B]… health

The right to use psychedelic[s] is currently navigating through the legislature, with places like Oregon, Washington DC, [et al.] decriminalizing psychedelic plant-based drugs… A revolution is sweeping mental health. Not since President Nixon declared war on drugs have researchers and traditional practitioners been able to share the results. The early data shows that plant-based therapy…

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Science

…psychedelics boost brain growth factor levels?

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates neuronal development and survival and triggers adaptive neuroplasticity… animal studies have reported that acute and chronic administration of various psychedelic compounds, including LSD, psilocybin, DMT, and other ayahuasca-derived alkaloids, can increase BDNF production and neurogenesis (the formation of new neurons). Importantly, threats to our well-being such as stress, ageing and…

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Medicine/Healing

A future where your prescription reads “magic mushrooms”

…pop culture’s obsession with psychedelics may not be solely rooted in medicinal purposes… maybe, one day, there will be orange pill jars lining the shelves at CVS Pharmacy that read “psilocybin” in printed lettering. If society wishes to achieve “mass mental health,” [as] Rick Doblin… explains… his organization’s long-term goal is “mass mental health”… we…

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Biography/Memoir

…psychedelic investor

“People say that dying is natural, but it’s really things going wrong in your body,” [Christian Angermayer] says. “Science is just beginning to better understand the reasons for ageing and dying, and a disease that we understand will eventually be cured.” “We are not coming after the hippies growing this organically at home,” he says……

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Biography/Memoir

Oregon… legalized psilocybin. what does this mean?

Some are not as excited about the prospect of [Oregon’s] less medical approach to psilocybin legalization. COMPASS Pathways, a UK-based biotech startup invested in psychedelic therapies as a solution to clinical depression, expressed reservations about Oregon’s model. “We share the same goals as those involved in legalization efforts, i.e. to help patients with mental health challenges who…

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Biography/Memoir

Oregon is on…

Carolyn Fine, co-founder of the Psychedelic Equity Project, a group that works to foster social justice in the psychedelic community… “The campaign has been dismissive of issues of equity,” she said. “It’s working within a system that’s already stacked against certain people.” To Fine, it seems the marginalized people who would benefit the most from…

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Biography/Memoir

Militarized psychiatry vs plant [and fungi]

…important revelation can be found in DARPA’s report. On one hand they admit the therapeutic value of psychedelic substances, and on the other, they dismiss it due to the “side effects” they call “hallucination.” Reinventing the medicine wheel is not an attempt to revolutionize medicine, since the revolution has already happened in a prehistoric distant…

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