A federal commission tasked with developing recommendations to improve mental health treatment for military veterans has reached a surprising conclusion: Congress and the executive branch need to promote research into the therapeutic potential of marijuana and psychedelics such as psilocybin mushrooms and MDMA. Following months of meetings, the Creating Options […]
In this moment of a pandemic affecting businesses around the world, the cannabis business situation is especially sobering. The post Investors Are Jumping Into Psychedelics After Learning Hard Lessons In Cannabis Industry appeared first on The Fresh Toast.
Those under the influence of alcohol or opioids did not report the same ‘transformative experiences’ psychedelic users did at music festivals. Continue reading Scientists Confirm Taking Psychedelics At Music Festivals Makes You Happier at The Fresh Toast.
A first-of-its-kind meeting took place at Denver’s main municipal building on Tuesday, with drug policy reform advocates talking openly with law enforcement and elected officials about the therapeutic potential of psilocybin mushrooms and the logistics of implementing the city’s policy that decriminalizes the psychedelic. It was the first meeting of […]
A measure to effectively decriminalize a wide range of psychedelics advanced in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The proposed ballot initiative, which would make certain psychedelic plants and fungi such as psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca among the lowest local law enforcement priorities in the nation’s capital, was given initial approval by […]
New research indicates that psychedelics allow users to increase psychological flexibility, leading to drops in symptoms of anxiety and depression. Continue reading Psychedelics Help You Become Emotionally Adaptable, Study Finds at The Fresh Toast.
The Santa Cruz, California City Council unanimously voted in favor of a resolution on Tuesday that would effectively decriminalize a wide range of psychedelics by making them among the city’s lowest law enforcement priorities. The measure—which was originally sponsored by then-Vice Mayor Justin Cummings (D), who’s since become mayor—says the […]
As psychedelics reform efforts pick up across the U.S., there’s an increasing weariness among advocates about the potential corporatization that may follow. That’s why many found it alarming when a California-based company announced on Thursday that it had successfully trademarked the word “psilocybin,” the main psychoactive constituent of so-called magic […]
Expanding access to legal cannabis and a surge of research into medical cannabis-based treatments have brought with them a renewed interest in the healing powers of another class of mind-altering substances: psychedelics. Cultural attitudes toward psychedelic drugs and experiences are shifting dramatically, and psychedelic-based treatments are rapidly gaining legitimacy among […]
People who claim a stronger bond with nature following a psychedelic experience aren’t just blowing smoke, according to new research. “We found a strong relationship between the amount of lifetime use of psychedelics and nature relatedness, as well as increases in nature relatedness from before to after psychedelic use,” researchers […]