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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Consider Legalizing PsilocybinFrederic Legrand - COMEO / HaHanna/ Shutterstock.com

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Consider Legalizing Psilocybin

The leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom tells a Member of Parliament "we will consider the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs' recent advice on reducing barriers to research with controlled drugs."
Pennsylvania Lawmakers File Psilocybin Research Bill for Veterans and First Responders

Pennsylvania Lawmakers File Psilocybin Research Bill for Veterans and First Responders

“As traditional treatment has proven inadequate at both the individual and public health level, the Commonwealth has a responsibility to research alternative options," the bill's sponsors write in a memo.
Arcata Becomes Third California City to Decriminalize Psychedelics

Arcata Becomes Third California City to Decriminalize Psychedelics

Planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, possessing these plants and fungi will be the lowest law enforcement priority for the city.
New Florida Bill Proposes Decriminalization of Psychedelics (and Every Other Illegal Drug)

New Florida Bill Proposes Decriminalization of Psychedelics (and Every Other Illegal Drug)

A new bill filed in Florida has proposed the decriminalization of psychedelics, along with the rest of currently illegal drugs, and the promotion of rehabilitation instead of criminalization for drug-related offenses. Democratic Representative…
Australian Doctor Sues State Over Patient Access to MDMAShutterstock.com

Australian Doctor Sues State Over Patient Access to MDMA

“People will continue to kill themselves, and my patient will continue to suffer in silence until the Victorian Government allows me to access a new treatment which may finally bring peace to a troubled mind,” says Dr. Eli Kotler.
DEA Quadruples Psilocybin Manufacturing for Research in Final 2021 Production QuotasShutterstock.com

DEA Quadruples Psilocybin Manufacturing for Research in Final 2021 Production Quotas

Drug Enforcement Agency also hugely boosts MDMA and DMT quotas “in response to the nationwide public interest in hallucinogenic controlled substances research.”
Detroit Voters Decriminalize Plant Psychedelics

Detroit Voters Decriminalize Plant Psychedelics

As the decriminalization movement sweeps through Michigan, Detroit becomes the largest city in the state to decriminalize entheogenic plants.
Psychedelic Patents Should Be Limited, Harvard Law Experts SayArtur Szczybylo / Shutterstock.com

Psychedelic Patents Should Be Limited, Harvard Law Experts Say

"If a small number of companies secure wide swaths of intellectual property early on, then the beneficial impact of that shift may be blunted," warn researchers.
Fourth Massachusetts City Decriminalizes Psychedelic PlantsShutterstock.com

Fourth Massachusetts City Decriminalizes Psychedelic Plants

The resolution, however, does not authorize the commercial sale of entheogenic plants and fungi, nor cultivation for large-scale distribution.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Consider Legalizing PsilocybinFrederic Legrand - COMEO / HaHanna/ Shutterstock.com

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Consider Legalizing Psilocybin

The leader of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom tells a Member of Parliament "we will consider the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs' recent advice on reducing barriers to research with controlled drugs."
Pennsylvania Lawmakers File Psilocybin Research Bill for Veterans and First Responders

Pennsylvania Lawmakers File Psilocybin Research Bill for Veterans and First Responders

“As traditional treatment has proven inadequate at both the individual and public health level, the Commonwealth has a responsibility to research alternative options," the bill's sponsors write in a memo.
Arcata Becomes Third California City to Decriminalize Psychedelics

Arcata Becomes Third California City to Decriminalize Psychedelics

Planting, cultivating, purchasing, transporting, distributing, possessing these plants and fungi will be the lowest law enforcement priority for the city.
Why This California City Recriminalized Peyote

Why This California City Recriminalized Peyote

The sacred entheogen was also excluded from Seattle's resolution to decriminalize natural psychedelics.
Seattle Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

Seattle Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

Seattle City Council unanimously approves a resolution declaring entheogen-related activities should be among lowest law enforcement priorities.
Detroit Voters Can Decriminalize Psychedelic Plants This November

Detroit Voters Can Decriminalize Psychedelic Plants This November

The proposal asks voters if the city should "decriminalize to the fullest extent permitted under Michigan law the personal possession and therapeutic use of entheogenic plants by adults."
The Legal Status of Psychedelics Around the World

The Legal Status of Psychedelics Around the World

In Brazil, there have been no instances of an individual being punished for the consumption, cultivation, or possession of magic mushrooms.
Michigan Senators Propose Bill Legalizing Plant-Based Psychedelics

Michigan Senators Propose Bill Legalizing Plant-Based Psychedelics

"Decriminalization of entheogenic substances makes sense," says Senator Jeff Irwin. "Let's stop wasting time and money making more victims of the War on Drugs."

DEA Proposes Huge Increase to Psilocybin and Psilocin Quotas for Research Purposes

In its proposed revised 2021 quotas, the DEA suggests 4900% increase in the allowed quantities of psilocybin for research and clinical trial purposes.
California Bill Decriminalizing Psychedelics Delayed Until 2022

California Bill Decriminalizing Psychedelics Delayed Until 2022

SB 519 would decriminalize the personal use of psilocybin, psilocyn, MDMA, LSD, DMT, mescaline (excluding peyote), and ibogaine, including in group counseling and community-based healing settings.

Decriminalize Nature Co-Founder Carlos Plazola Wants to Free Entheogens Everywhere

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Since May 2019, nine cities and the state of Oregon have decriminalized psychedelics. Carlos Plazola has had his hand in nearly all of them. 
Can a Compound in ‘Magic’ Mushrooms Cure Social Anxiety

Surveys Show: America’s Public Approval of Psychedelic Therapy Lags Behind Canada

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We compare two polls of roughly the same sample size in two neighboring countries, and find a stark difference in attitudes.
Why These Researchers Are Concerned About Psychedelic Legalization

Why These Researchers Are Concerned About Psychedelic Legalization

Two researchers argue we still can’t be sure what the effects of widespread public use of psychedelics would be, and point to possible negatives.
FDA Green Lights Ketamine for Treatment of ALS

FDA Green Lights Ketamine for Treatment of ALS

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"This designation not only expedites our regulatory, clinical, and product development plans but also validates our belief in the potential of ketamine," says PharmaTher CEO Fabio Chianelli.
Majority of Canadians Support Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy, According to New Poll

Majority of Canadians Support Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy, According to New Poll

As a result, the Canadian Psychedelic Association responds with a Memorandum of Regulatory Approval, which advises medicinal psilocybin therapy to be authorized in a safe and therapeutic environment.
Grand Rapids May Be Second City in Michigan to Decriminalize Natural Psychedelics by Year’s End

Grand Rapids May Be Second Michigan City to Decriminalize Natural Psychedelics by Year’s End

City Commissioner Kurt Reppart believes there is enough support to pass a resolution as early as fall.
TheraPsil's Fight to Secure Therapeutic Psilocybin Access for All Canadians

TheraPsil’s Fight to Secure Therapeutic Psilocybin Access for All Canadians

CEO Spencer Hawkswell calls current exemptions for terminally ill under Section 56 of Canada’s Controlled Drugs and Substances Act a "half-assed solution," and is lobbying for more.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Propose Legalizing Psilocybin for Therapeutic Use

Pennsylvania Lawmakers to Propose Legalizing Psilocybin for Therapeutic Use

Republican Tracy Pennycuick and Democrat Jennifer O’Mara are the latest politicians to take notice of the proven therapeutic use of psilocybin.
AOC Is Trying (Again) to End 'Ridiculous' War on Drugs to Further Psychedelics Research

AOC Is Trying (Again) to End ‘Ridiculous’ War on Drugs to Further Psychedelics Research

AOC says she is "undeterred" after her previous effort to change laws drew laughs from congressional colleagues.
Psychedelics Decriminalization Bill Clears Another Hurdle in California

Psychedelics Decriminalization Bill Clears Another Hurdle in California – But Not Without Controversy

The state's Assembly Public Health Committee wants to set legal limits on possession amount, and at least one advocacy organization thinks that's a problem.
Third California City Considers Decriminalizing Psychedelics

Another California City Proposes Decriminalizing Psychedelics

Decriminalization is one step behind legalization. Selling entheogenic plants or fungi remains a felony that could warrant prison time.

Harvard Law Launches Psychedelics Regulation Research Project

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POPLAR is the first academic initiative focused on psychedelics law and policy.

Texas Governor Signs Bill to Test Psychedelics As PTSD Treatment for Veterans

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill requiring the state to study the risks and benefits of psychedelics for veterans suffering with PTSD.
The War On Drugs May Finally Be Over: Decriminalization Legislation Comes to Congress

The War On Drugs May Finally Be Over: Decriminalization Legislation Comes to Congress

Representatives Cori Bush and Bonnie Watson Coleman have introduced legislation to end the federal war on drugs once and for all.
Seattle Council Tasks Drug Overdose Panel With Exploring Decriminalizing Psychedelics

Seattle Council Tasks Drug Overdose Panel With Exploring Decriminalizing Psychedelics

Seattle city council members are being asked to review decriminalizing psychedelics.
Connecticut Governor Signs Psychedelic Reform Deal

Connecticut Governor Signs Psychedelic Reform Deal

Connecticut has become the newest state to consider reform proposals regarding psychedelic medicines.
New York Bill Proposes State-Sponsored Psychedelic Research Institute

New York Bill Proposes State-Sponsored Psychedelic Research Institute

New York is looking to explore psychedelic research through the formation of a new institute to investigate the healing potential.
California Senate Passes Psychedelic Decriminalization Bill

California Senate Passes Psychedelic Decriminalization Bill

California is poised to become the second U.S. state to decriminalize possession and use of psychedelics following Oregon.
Attorneys General, Organizations, Specialists Sue DEA for Access to Psilocybin for Terminally Ill Patients

Attorneys General, Organizations, Specialists Sue DEA for Access to Psilocybin for Terminally Ill Patients

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A coalition of activists, organizations, and attorneys general are suing the DEA on behalf of terminally ill patients seeking psilocybin treatment.
Texas Senate Approves Psychedelic Research Legislation Aimed at Military Veterans

Texas Senate Approves Psychedelic Research Legislation Aimed at Military Veterans

Texas has moved closer to legal psychedelic research for PTSD military veterans after the state senate approved the legislation.
California Bill Decriminalizing Psychedelics Moves Closer to Full Senate Vote

California Bill Decriminalizing Psychedelics Moves Closer to Full Senate Vote

California legislation aimed at decriminalizing psychedelics is moving closer to a full Senate vote that could make it the 2nd state to pass such a measure.
Is There a Case for Keeping Psychedelics Illegal? Ethics, Conservation, and Indigenous Rights

Is There a Case for Keeping Psychedelics Illegal? Ethics, Conservation, and Indigenous Rights

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If decriminalization efforts strain natural plant and animal medicine populations, should psychedelics remain illegal?
Maine Bill Seeks to Legalize Therapeutic Use of Psilocybin

Maine Bill Seeks to Legalize Therapeutic Use of Psilocybin

Maine could soon become the second U.S. state to legalize the use of medicinal psilocybin for therapeutic use.
Should Psychedelics Be Legal? Experts Weigh In

Should Psychedelics Be Legal? Experts Weigh In

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Should psychedelics be legal? That was the topic of an expert-led debate featured on the Intelligence² Debates podcast.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Champions Psychedelic Therapy for PTSD

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Champions Psychedelic Therapy for PTSD

Former Texas Governor, the Republican Rick Perry, is supporting legislation for psychedelic therapy to help veterans with PTSD.
California Moves Closer to Decriminalizing Psychedelics

California Moves Closer to Decriminalizing Psychedelics

With 2 cities in the Golden State already decriminalizing psychedelics, could the rest of California be next?
Hawaii Establishes Workgroup to Investigate Psilocybin Therapy

Hawaii Establishes Workgroup to Investigate Psilocybin Therapy

Hawaii’s Senate unanimously voted to establish a working group to ensure the safety, accessibility, and affordability of psilocybin.
A Third Massachusetts City Just Decriminalized Psychedelics

A Third Massachusetts City Just Decriminalized Psychedelics

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Following Somerville and Cambridge, Northampton, Massachusetts, is the latest city to decriminalize certain psychedelics.
Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Wants to Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms

Former Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Wants to Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms

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Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang wants to decriminalize psilocybin. And if he becomes mayor of New York City, that could happen.
Psychedelics and Depression

Advocacy Group Launches Campaign to Legalize Psychedelics in Michigan

Michigan could follow in the steps of Oregon to legalize psychedelics for therapeutic use. Ann Arbor already decriminalizes possession.
Oregon’s Democratic Party Endorses Legalization of Psilocybin

Oregon Announces Creation of the Psilocybin Advisory Board

The first state to legalize therapeutic use of psilocybin, Oregon now has an advisory board to help build its regulations.
New York Bill Would Decriminalize Psychedelics

New York Bill Would Decriminalize Psilocybin

Proposed legislation in the state of New York would decriminalize psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in some types of mushrooms.
Wshington DC Psychedelic Decriminalization

Psychedelics Officially Decriminalized In Washington D.C.

After voters approved a measure that decriminalized psychedelics in Washington D.C. last November, the measure is now in effect.
Vermont Bill Would Decriminalize Psychedelics In Interest of Public Health

Vermont Bill Would Decriminalize Psychedelics In Interest of Public Health

Vermont is looking to decriminalize psychedelics as part of its efforts to improve public health in the state.
North America Is Poised to Take the Lead In Emerging Psychedelic Drug Market

North America Is Poised to Take the Lead In Emerging Psychedelic Drugs Market

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The psychedelic drugs market is finding a strong base in North America, according to new data. The U.S. and Canada in particular are supporting its expansion.
Missouri Bill Would Give Terminally Ill Patients Access to Psychedelic Therapies

Missouri Bill Would Give Terminally Ill Patients Access to Psychedelic Therapies

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Missouri residents with terminal or debilitating conditions may soon be able to access psychedelics under a new bill.
2 Massachusetts Cities Have Decriminalized Psychedelics in the Last Month

2 Massachusetts Cities Have Decriminalized Psychedelics in the Last Month

Two Massachusetts cities have decriminalized psychedelics since the start of 2021. Cambridge and Somerville say the benefits outweigh the risks.
Hawaii Moves to Legalize Psilocybin Treatment

Hawaii Moves to Legalize Psilocybin Treatment

Hawaii may soon legalize psilocybin therapy for the treatment of a range of mental health issues, according to proposed legislation.
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Canada Moves Closer Toward Legalizing Psychedelics

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Canada is stepping toward legalization of psychedelics to aid in treating mental health issues.
California Moves to Legalize Psychedelics

California Moves to Legalize Psychedelics

California may move to decriminalize psychedelics following the victories in Oregon and Washington D.C. last November.
Psychedelics Win Big at the Ballot Box

Psychedelics Win Big at the Ballot Box

In one of the most contentious elections in modern history, one clear winner emerged at the ballot box: drugs. Regardless of political affiliation, citizens of Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota—two red and two blue states—legalized…
Oregon Becomes the First U.S. State to Legalize Psilocybin

Oregon Becomes the First U.S. State to Legalize Psilocybin

In an expected win for the nascent psychedelics industry, Oregon voters passed Measure 29 last night, legalizing the supervised use of psilocybin for medicinal purposes. The Measure passed by a 56.1 percent vote, bringing victory to the…
Washington D.C. Votes In Favor of Psychedelics

Washington D.C. Votes In Favor of Psychedelics

Residents in Washington D.C. have voted to decriminalize psychedelic substances including psilocybin. The measure, Initiative 81, is also known as the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act of 2020. As polls closed Tuesday evening,…
2020 Voters Guide to Psychedelic Ballot Measures

The 2020 Voters Guide to Psychedelic Ballot Measures

There’s a lot at stake this election year November 3rd. Voting by mail has started, and more than 9 million Americans have already mailed in their ballots. Beyond the future of our democracy, there are a few notable ballot measures across…
Why Are Psychedelics Illegal

Why Are Psychedelics Illegal?

There was no single moment when all psychedelics became illegal in America. The process took at least four decades to unfold, beginning a year into the Great Depression with the demonization of marijuana. The blueprint created during that effort…
Oregon’s Democratic Party Endorses Legalization of Psilocybin

Oregon’s Democratic Party Endorses Legalization of Psilocybin

Oregon’s Democratic Party is telling voters to vote “yes” on psychedelic substances in November. The party has endorsed state ballot measures calling for the legalization of psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic purposes and the decriminalization…
TV Ad Supports Psilocybin Legalization

New Oregon TV Ad Supports Psilocybin Legalization Ballot Measure

A new television ad is aimed at convincing Oregonians to vote in favor of legislation that will decriminalize psychedelics. The new ad, which most Oregon residents are likely to see close to seven times before election day, is part of a…
Ann Arbor Michigan Decriminalizes Psychedelics

Ann Arbor Michigan Decriminalizes Psychedelics

Ann Arbor Michigan, home to Big 10 college football at the University of Michigan, is now about to become another big designation — the city is taking a substantial stance in favor of psychedelic substances. The Ann Arbor City Council voted…
Psychedelic-Friendly ‘Initiative 81’

Psychedelic-Friendly ‘Initiative 81’ Plants Roots in D.C. November Ballot

Each day millions of Americans sit in front of their screens and wonder, what’s next? What more could 2020 possibly have up its sleeve? Fortunately for us shroomies, it’s good news because Washington D.C. is one step closer to potentially…
Denver's ‘Magic’ Mushroom Law

Denver’s ‘Magic’ Mushroom Law: What You Need to Know

Mushrooms are experiencing a renaissance. Or, rather, they’re now prototypes, paving paths as tools for everything from sustainable meat to animal-free leather. Now a few cities are decriminalizing magic mushrooms as psilocybin’s medicinal…

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