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Should Utah legalize ‘magic mushrooms’? Bill would create psychedelic task force

2022-01-17 12:33:29 Rep. Brady Brammer, R-Highland, during a House Judiciary Standing Committee at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Jan. 27, 2021. Brammer is proposing a bill for the…

ByeditorJanuary 18, 2022

How magic mushrooms changed my life

The sunlight glittered on the sea and the coconut palms waved beguilingly as the facilitator gave each of us a handful of brown capsules. They looked like vitamin pills and tasted earthy. I had come on the retreat – advertised as ‘25 years of therapy in a week’ – to support a friend who hoped taking psilocybin (magic mushrooms) might alleviate the trauma of her husband’s death. She had read Michael Pollan’s bestselling book How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics and wanted to try psilocybin to see if it could relieve her depression and PTSD.  
ByeditorJanuary 17, 2022

Skin Patch Delivery of Psilocybin for Fragile X Now Being Tested in Studies

Nova Mentis and Mycrodose Therapeutics have teamed up to test whether psychedelic treatments, such as Nova’s psilocybin — a potential behavioral therapy for fragile X syndrome — can be delivered via the skin using Mycrodose’s transdermal technology.
ByeditorJanuary 17, 2022

Sleep Deprivation Alters Response of Psychedelic Brain Receptors

2022-01-12 03:20:01 Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix identified the effects of an environmental stressor, sleep deprivation, that could alter the balance controlled by antipsychotic…

ByeditorJanuary 14, 2022

Could a VR “trip” offer a sober shortcut to the healing potential of psychedelics?

Especially amid the existential dread of our current COVID hellscape, people have increasingly turned to psychedelics as portals to empathy and enlightenment. Tech bro hype aside, though, they’re not for everyone. Tripping isn’t recommended for those with severe heart disease or who show signs of schizophrenia and related disorders. Many others are simply unprepared for the intensity of a full-blown trip.
ByeditorJanuary 14, 2022

Ketamine, psychological therapy helps severe alcoholics abstain for longer: Study

2022-01-10 23:44:48 Through a recent study, researchers found that people with severe alcohol disorder were able to stay off alcohol for longer when they were treated with low doses of…

ByeditorJanuary 11, 2022