Psychedelics

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UC Berkeley is launching a new centre for psychedelic research

The centre’s cofounders include UC Berkeley neuroscientist David Presti, psychologist Dacher Keltner, and journalism professor Michael Pollan

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Havn Life psychedelics company

Vancouver psychedelics company Havn Life obtains Health Canada exemption

Health Minister Patty Hajdu has given its wholly owned subsidiary the green light to possess pure psilocybin for research purposes.

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Psych album of the week: the Black Angels’ Indigo Meadow (2013)

Droning, buzzing, euphoric and red-eyed, the fourth full-length by the Black Angels features all the ’60s-referencing psychedelic sounds you could wish for

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Psych album of the week: Massive Attack’s Mezzanine (1998)

Anytime a filmmaker needs to convey paranoia; thick, brooding intensity; druggy malaise; or beauty in the darkness, you know Massive Attack has it covered

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Psych album of the week: the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Axis: Bold as Love (1967)

The Experience’s second LP is a totemic psychedelic-rock release. Make no mistake, though: Hendrix had no interest in limiting himself

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New LSD research shows promise of pain relief without a psychedelic trip

The controlled clinical experiment constitutes the first study in a long time to revisit the potential of LSD as an analgesic

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