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The Biden administration explores psychedelics

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the introduction of a bipartisan bill by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) to allow terminally-ill patients to access MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms, the Biden administration appears to have taken a step forward towards normalizing the use of psychedelics for limited therapeutic use. According to The Intercept, “The administration is ‘exploring the […]

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Unpacking the nuances of legalizing hemp-derived CBD

Reading Time: 3 minutes OnlySky · Unpacking the nuances of legalizing hemp-derived CBD The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill included measures to legalize hemp in the United States. In theory, this law permitted hemp-derived CBD products to be transported across state lines and sold online. As per this bill, the laws to legalize hemp pertain to those plants that contain […]

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My experience with psilocybin mushrooms

Reading Time: 6 minutes OnlySky · My experience with psilocybin mushrooms On July 12th, Netflix dropped the documentary series How to Change Your Mind based on Michael Pollan’s bestselling book of the same name. Shelby Hartman, co-founder of DoubleBlind Magazine, a publication dedicated to psychedelics, reflected on the significance of Pollan’s work.  Major outlets like the New York Times […]

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The complications of legalizing cannabis

Reading Time: 5 minutes Even though an increasing number of states continue to pass legislation legalizing cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, the laws governing this legislation leave many consumers, especially those who use this plant as their natural medicine, unsure regarding what exactly they can do within the boundaries of the law.  At the federal level, cannabis and […]

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Magic mushroom therapy could be saving lives, but taboo stands in the way

Reading Time: 3 minutes An abundance of ongoing research regarding psychedelics, including psilocybin or ‘magic mushrooms,’ supports their strong potential to assist in altering maladaptive behaviors from cigarette smoking and substance disorders to depression and stress-related disorders such as PTSD. Especially interesting is its potential regarding alcohol and substance abuse. Since mental health treatment for these taboo behaviors has […]