Psychedelics

Canada grants health-care pros psilocybin exemptions; TheraPsil hails “huge milestone”

Meanwhile, TheraPsil plans to launch its training program in 2021. To that end, the group hopes to raise $250,000 by the New Year

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Trudeau Liberals reject call by thousands of Canadians to decriminalize psychedelics

Close to 15,000 petitioners asked the government to recognize “sacramental and medicinal plants”

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Liberty cap: the surprising tale of how Europe’s magic mushroom got its name

It traces a path back through the political revolutions of the early modern period, via the murder of the tyrant Julius Caesar, to a conical cap worn by Rome’s former slaves

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Success of psychedelic ballot measures in U.S. brings hope for drug reform in Canada

Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia supported initiatives around psychedelic substances

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Research Roundup: small study shows psilocybin effective in treating depression

Also: Israeli researchers say cannabis can be a safe and effective treatment for chronic pain

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Psych album of the week: Funkadelic’s Maggot Brain (1971)

The album’s trippy production touches include heavily treated percussion, extended Hendrix-style, fuzz drenched, wah-guitar solos, and strange atonal vocalizations

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