Misc. news stories

New Study Shows Cannabis Could Help with Fibromyalgia Symptoms by EMILY LEDGER
12th March 2020 canex.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

Cannabis has been used medicinally to help manage pain for thousands of years – before prohibition began.

Toronto Just Opened a Ketamine Clinic to Help People With Depression
6th March 2020 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

Field Trip Health is billing itself as the country’s “first medical centre dedicated exclusively to the administration of psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy.”

I Give Out Illegal Cannabis Oil for Free
5th March 2020 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

“It’s pretty much the opposite of the usual drug dealer model. This isn’t about making money, it’s purely about helping people in need.”

More Than 100 U.S. Cities May Soon Legalize Psilocybin Mushrooms
5th March 2020 menafn.com | Humans, Misc.

Throughout the U.S., there’s a groundswell of interest in decriminalizing psilocybin mushrooms.

Faster access to cannabis medicines in UK
3rd March 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

Patients needing cannabis-based medicines should no longer face long delays in accessing their prescriptions. Changes to importing restrictions mean UK companies can now order and hold more stocks from abroad.

Santa Cruz has decriminalized magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, and peyote
3rd March 2020 | kcrw.com | Humans, Misc.

The resolution makes investigating and arresting people 21 and older for using, possessing or cultivating among the lowest priority for law enforcement. But on the federal level, hallucinogens are still Schedule 1 drugs. Using them could land you with a felony and a fine of up to $100,000 or more.

Therapists Are Unprepared to Talk to People About Taking Psychedelics
2nd March 2020 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

The psychedelic revolution has arrived – yet psychologists still have major gaps in knowledge about going on a shrooms trip in the name of mental health.

Marijuana could fight drug-resistant superbugs like MRSA, study stays
2nd March 2020 nypost.com | Humans, Misc.

A compound in weed could help fight off superbugs — and scientists aren’t blowing smoke. The cannabinoid compound has been found to defeat the methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA, according to a study by researchers at McMaster University in Canada.

Magic mushrooms as a cyberdelic technology for hacking consciousness
28th February 2020 sociable.co | Humans, Misc.

There are many parallels between the psychedelic experience and how computers & modern technology operate. Magic mushrooms are like a technology for hacking consciousness that connect users to a web of infinite information where they can download hidden wisdom.

Can Plant Medicine Help Us Find Greater Peace And Purpose In Our Lives?
25th February 2020 | forbes.com | Humans, Misc.

What could something like plant medicine possibly have to do with leadership? It’s a fair question. The average person would likely consider these subjects to sit at opposite ends of some strange spectrum.

War Vets With Severe PTSD Find Solace Through Ayahuasca In Documentary ‘From Shock To Awe’
24th February 2020 | forbes.com | Humans, Misc.

The documentary From Shock To Awe details the devastation those soldiers face when returning home from war with shattered lives and insufficient support. Following the transformational journey of two combat veterans suffering from severe post-traumatic stress syndrome as they abandon pharmaceuticals to seek relief through the mind-expanding world of psychedelics.

Microdosed LSD: Finally A Breakthrough For Alzheimer’s Disease?
21st February 2020 | forbes.com | Humans, Misc.

After decades of effort and untold millions invested in the search for an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s, the disease remains unchecked and rampant. Eleusis is investigating the anti-inflammatory potential of psychedelics as medicines, specifically the application of sub-perceptual doses of LSD in halting the progression of Alzheimer’s disease at its earliest detectable stage.

Plan for Scotland’s first medical cannabis clinic in Aberdeen
17th February 2020 | bbc.co.uk | Humans, Misc.

Medical cannabis was legalised in the UK in November 2018, allowing doctors to prescribe it in certain situations. Sapphire Medical Clinic plans to be the first clinic to “prescribe medical cannabis for all conditions acknowledged to benefit”.

Nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County will be dismissed, district attorney says
14th February 2020 edition.cnn.com | Humans, Misc.

Nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County will be dismissed thanks in part to state laws that paved the way for the action, the county district attorney said Thursday.

14th February 2020 | projectcbd.org | Humans, Misc.

Humans love finding ways to alter their consciousness, and psychedelic plants have long provided a way to do so. Why do these plants produce intoxicating compounds?

More Than A Trip: Psychedelic Drugs Being Used To Help People Quit Smoking In Just One Dose
11th February 2020 baltimore.cbslocal.com | Humans, Misc.

When most people think of psychedelic drugs, they think of hippies in the sixties tripping on LSD or magic mushrooms. But at Johns Hopkins, fascinating research is being done using hallucinogens as medicine — and the results are promising, particularly when using psilocybin to treat addiction.

Miscellaneous news stories.