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Cannabis has been used medicinally to help manage pain for thousands of years – before prohibition began.
Field Trip Health is billing itself as the country’s “first medical centre dedicated exclusively to the administration of psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 thanks in part to state laws that paved the way for the action, the county district attorney said Thursday.
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?
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.