Misc. news stories

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.

Movement to decriminalize ‘magic mushrooms’ gains steam
10th February 2020 | santacruzsentinel.com | Humans, Misc.

SANTA CRUZ — At first glance, it looked like an ordinary gardening workshop. On a table at the front of the room sat soil additives, humidity detectors and an oyster mushroom the size of a grapefruit.

The Experiments Revealing How Marijuana Could Treat Dementia
8th February 2020 | discovermagazine.com | Humans, Misc.

Slightly stoned mice show marijuana may fight age-related memory loss.

D.C. has chance to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms
8th February 2020 | washingtontimes.com | Humans, Misc.

D.C. voters would have the opportunity in November to make the District the fourth U.S. city to decriminalize psychedelic, or “magic,” mushrooms if activists collect enough signatures for a ballot initiative.

5-MeO-DMT: The 20-Minute Psychoactive Toad Experience That’s Transforming Lives
3rd February 2020 | forbes.com | Humans, Misc.

This isn’t the psychedelic you remember from college. It isn’t an eight-hour marathon experience tripping through the woods like Alice. It’s fast-acting, short-duration — sometimes lasting as briefly as seven minutes — and is a rocket-ship ride into the center of the cosmos.

Psilocybin: The magic ingredient in psychedelic shrooms
31st January 2020 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans, Misc.

Reference article: Facts about psilocybin.

Santa Cruz Is Decriminalizing Magic Mushrooms
31st January 2020 | vice.com | Humans, Misc.

On Tuesday night, the Santa Cruz City Council unanimously voted to decriminalize a wide range of psychedelics. The resolution would make “the personal use and personal possession of Entheogenic Plants and Fungi,” like magic mushrooms and ayahuasca, one of the lowest priorities for police in the city.

Could psychedelics help us resolve the climate crisis?
29th January 2020 theconversation.com | Humans, Misc.

A study, published in a reputable, peer-reviewed international journal, makes a bold claim about the potential of psychedelics – not only for improving mental health, but also, remarkably, as a key to overcoming inaction in the face of the climate crisis.

Saved By Psychedelics: After Traditional Methods Fail, Ayahuasca Heals A Deep Emotional Trauma
28th January 2020 | forbes.com | Humans, Misc.

It was night two of a grueling four-night ayahuasca retreat when Amber Wick says she had visions of pulling her own beating heart from her chest and holding it in her bare hands.

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