Misc. news stories

The continuing UK ban on cannabis-based painkillers is absurd and inhumane
12th November 2019 | theguardian.com | Misc.

That the government will allow a few to get cannabidiol medicine is good news. That is all that can be said. Once more a decision emerges  that reveals the evils of a politicised, centralised, deadened health service.

Consider How the Plants Feel! Will Plant Cognition be the Next Big Scientific Discovery?
12th November 2019 universityobserver.ie | Misc.

Is it possible that plants have feelings too and if so what proof is there? With the controversial field of plant neurobiology igniting opinions, Jade Norton leafs you wondering what the future may hold for plant cognitive research.

What is Psychedelic Microdosing?
11th November 2019 | news-medical.net | Misc.

Psychedelic microdosing has gained recent popularity after claims that microdosing lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) can have a beneficial effect on creativity and cognition.

First cannabis-based medicines approved for use on NHS
11th November 2019 | theguardian.com | Humans, Misc.

Charities welcome epilepsy and MS drugs but say thousands of people have been left in limbo.

Dream on
11th November 2019 | freepressjournal.in | Misc.

REAGAN GAVIN RASQUINHA explores how the mind can create success stories out of random ideas that manifest during a dream

Can a Trip-Free Psychedelic Still Help People With Depression?
9th November 2019 | vice.com | Misc.

Psilocybin has shown promise for conditions like depression. Now, researchers are asking if the psychedelic experience is absolutely necessary to treat mental health.

Cannabis in Thailand: How far will the green gold rush go?
8th November 2019 | dw.com | Misc.

Despite its stigma in much of Southeast Asia, a new law in Thailand allowing for the research and development of medical cannabis is blazing a path for the crop’s production and new opportunities.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Voices Support For Decriminalizing Psychedelics
8th November 2019 | marijuanamoment.net | Misc.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) called for decriminalizing the use of and research on psychedelics, as well as comprehensive marijuana legalization.

Galileo’s Big Mistake
8th November 2019 blogs.scientificamerican.com | Humans, Misc.

If a tree falls in a forest and there’s no one there to see it, does it make a sound? Galileo’s scientific worldview has a big problem at its heart: it makes a science of consciousness impossible.

Science as we know it can’t explain consciousness – but a revolution is coming
4th November 2019 theconversation.com | Misc., Tech

Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time.

Could a combination of psychedelics and meditation treat depression?
4th November 2019 | medicalnewstoday.com | Misc.

Mixing a specific type of meditation with a well-known hallucinogen may make for a new form of therapy that could aid those with depression, according to a new study.

Illinois marijuana law aims to undo harm of war on the drug
4th November 2019 abc7chicago.com | Misc.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When lawmakers crafted the law legalizing marijuana in Illinois, they tried to make sure it would right what many see as past wrongs linked to the drug.

Miscellaneous news stories.