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…psychedelic… rush

The future of psychedelic therapy is also uncertain. While it seems likely that at least some psychedelic drugs will be approved for certain medical conditions in the years to come, it’s also possible that recreational use could be widely decriminalized or legalized. The status quo could also stay in place. The companies and people hoping…

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Kratom… [coffee family] CBD… [cannabis family]

Thailand deleted kratom from its narcotics list on August 24 and a draft law to allow imports and exports of the coffee-like shrub… …much like cannabis, decriminalization [of kratom] will lead to growing acceptance of [the plant], Sowcharoensuk, an Analyst at Krungsri Research, told Bloomberg, “Decriminalization will not only benefit farmers but will create a…

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…psychedelic mushrooms grow

Though Oregon is the only full state to decriminalise magic mushrooms, these are all of the cities or counties in the United States where psilocybin is currently decriminalised… Denver, Colorado – May 2019 Oakland, California – June 2019 Santa Cruz, California – January 2020 Ann Arbor, Michigan – September 2020 Oregon – November 2020 District…

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Where do magic mushrooms grow?

Mushroom hunting is an ancient practice… Mushrooms grow in a variety of habitats, and magic mushrooms are most commonly found in manure deposits, grasslands, forests, gardens, and disturbed areas. P. cubensis and Panaeolus cyanescens are well-known manure-loving species. P. semilanceata grows on grasses, but is saprophytic and grows on decaying grass. Forest lovers like P. azurescens,…

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Denver city council could consider more mushroom decriminalization

The panel will recommend that council decriminalize the practice of gifting psychedelic mushrooms to other people and also decriminalize communal use of psilocybin. The panel… recently wrapped up a report looking at the effects of decriminalization and suggesting the next steps for the city…. a new proposal that would further decriminalize the fungi. Original Article…

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…corporate [FDA regulatory route over the Oregon route]…

Psychedelics are useful not for the hallucinations they provide but for the hallucinations they remove… …the personal journey of hedge fund investor Sa’ad Shah and his involvement… favoring the FDA regulatory route over the Oregon route… “Shah welcomes big pharma and big institutions to enter the fray in the interest of spreading the chemical gospel…

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Detroit to vote on decriminalizing psychedelics…

..[a] spokesperson for DN Detroit, confirmed… that the voters will be deciding the future of personal psychedelic possession for the city on November 6, 2021. Unlike most local Decriminalize Nature initiatives that were approved via city council resolutions, Detroit activists are opting for a ballot measure and letting the voters have a say. “The ballot would allow…

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Where there’s weed, there’s a way

So many Eugeneans have access to the cannabis plant… Another important step in preparing cannabis is decarboxylation, a chemical reaction that converts cannabinoid acids like THCA into activated cannabinoids like THC… Curing involves storing cannabis in airtight containers to prevent the loss of moisture and optimize flavor, though some prefer to keep cannabis dry when…

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Research in Oregon shows 86% of adults interested in psilocybin services are interested in microdosing

Oregonians who are not interested in Psilocybin Services because they don’t want to pay for them list their largest concern is supporting Big Pharma…  On average, people would like to pay around 100 USD for a psilocybin therapy session… however, there is a significant difference between those in lower-income brackets vs. higher income brackets (93…

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