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The real driver behind most drug use is pleasure, not dependence

The real driver behind most drug use is pleasure, not dependence | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
Adam R Winstock and David Nutt: Drugs discourse almost always fails to discuss drug-related harms in the context of drug-related pleasure
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By Professor David Nutt, who was chair of the advisory committee on the misuse of drugs in the UK until sacked for claiming that research proved that ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous than alcohol.  


See more of Proff David Nutt at neuronstonirvana.com

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LSD “Lifer” Dies in Prison at 42

LSD “Lifer” Dies in Prison at 42 | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
On December 16, 2014, Deadhead, father, traveler, artist and jewelry maker Roderick “Rudd” Walker died in prison at the age of 42. Walker was in the second decade of serving a life sentence without possibility of parole for the non-violent offense of conspiracy to distribute LSD.
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Pot Could Save Your Life: 4 Ways Cannabis is Good for Your Brain

Pot Could Save Your Life: 4 Ways Cannabis is Good for Your Brain | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
It's not just about getting high--cannabis could save your life.
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Cannabis possession of up to two ounces decriminalised on Bob Marley's birthday in Jamaica

Cannabis possession of up to two ounces decriminalised on Bob Marley's birthday in Jamaica | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
Possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use has been decriminalised in Jamaica after a drugs law that was passed on Friday was debated by senators for five hours.
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Gabor Mate on What To Do with Ayahuasca Revelations - YouTube

Gabor Maté on how fast ayahuasca insights can be lost if one doesn't develop a practice around them


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Scientists discover how a ‘mini-brain’ in the spinal cord aids in balance

Scientists discover how a ‘mini-brain’ in the spinal cord aids in balance | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
Walking across an icy parking lot in winter–and remaining upright–takes intense concentration.
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There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It? The Heroin Treatment Industry

There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It? The Heroin Treatment Industry | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
A yearlong HuffPost investigation into the heroin treatment industry.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, January 28, 4:31 PM

The Drug Treatment Business $$$

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At 24, He Got Life Without Parole for Mailing LSD—and He's Not Alone

At 24, He Got Life Without Parole for Mailing LSD—and He's Not Alone | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
Nonviolent offenders are being locked into life sentences for minor drug crimes.

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TED Talk: What Has The War On Drugs Done To The World? [Video] - Reset.me

TED Talk: What Has The War On Drugs Done To The World? [Video] - Reset.me | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago, Ethan Nadelmann left his teaching position at Princeton University to become a full-time advocate for ending the drug war... Ethan’s vision and leadership have had a monumental impact on public opinion and changed the course of history.
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Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus

Plants talk to each other using an internet of fungus | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
Hidden under your feet is an information superhighway that allows plants to communicate and help each other out. It’s made of fungus

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3 Pillars of a Successful Psychedelic Experience (That Just Might Save Your Life) - Reset.me

3 Pillars of a Successful Psychedelic Experience (That Just Might Save Your Life) - Reset.me | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
Over the last few years as research and public opinion championing the benefits of plant medicines has proliferated, an equally disturbing trend has been developing.

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I gave my eight year old medical cannabis and I don't regret it - Daily Life

I gave my eight year old medical cannabis and I don't regret it - Daily Life | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
"Choosing Medical Cannabis was possibly the hardest decision I have ever made. But I don’t regret it."
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Sheldon Adelson Donates $4M to Oppose Florida Medical Marijuana

Sheldon Adelson Donates $4M to Oppose Florida Medical Marijuana | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
With his latest contribution of $1.5 million, Sheldon Adelson has accounted for $4 million of the $4.7 million raised by the Drug Free Florida campaign, opposing a constitutional amendment on the November state ballot.
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Cannabis oil from marijuana is having success treating COPD

Cannabis oil from marijuana is having success treating COPD | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
(NaturalNews) COPD is the often used term for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a rather clumsy and vague description for most of us. It includes a few different lung issues, such as emphysema, bronchiectasis and chronic bronchitis.
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Matthew Baggott on MDMA and Authenticity - YouTube

Learn more about the movie: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mdma-the-movie Help us finish our full documentary: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mdma-th...
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NEURONS to NIRVANA CLIP - Psychedelic Medicine - YouTube

A short clip from this Excellent film documentary looking at the huge benefits to be found in this bountiful field of possibilities. Historian / Philosopher ...
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America's top doctor admits cannabis can be good for you

America's top doctor admits cannabis can be good for you | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
The top doctor in the US has acknowledged for the first time that marijuana has legitimate medical applications, potentially signalling a change in Washington’s attitude to the drug.
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The Trip Treatment - The New Yorker

The Trip Treatment - The New Yorker | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
Research into psychedelics may hold a key to coping with anxiety, addiction, and existential dread. Michael Pollan on psilocybin.

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25 Trippy Optical Illusions

25 Trippy Optical Illusions | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
Source: 25 Trippy Optical Illusions For more content like this visit REALfarmacy.com.
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How a Banker Introduced 'Magic Mushrooms' to the West - Psychedelic Frontier

How a Banker Introduced 'Magic Mushrooms' to the West - Psychedelic Frontier | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
'Seeking the Magic Mushroom': In 1955, Gordon Wasson traveled to Mexico and became the first white man in recorded history to eat the ceremonial mushrooms.

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Federal government loses appeal to stop medical marijuana patients from growing pot at home

Federal government loses appeal to stop medical marijuana patients from growing pot at home | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld an injunction allowing patients to grow medical marijuana at home despite federal opposition.
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Marijuana's History: How One Plant Spread Through the World

Marijuana's History: How One Plant Spread Through the World | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
From the Asian steppes where Cannabis sativa plants first evolved, to prehistoric hunters and gatherers, ancient China, Viking ships and finally the Americas, a new report outlines marijuana's history.
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The Visionary Art of Clancy Cavnar

The Visionary Art of Clancy Cavnar | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it

The WVC supports visionary artists who have generously shared their work with our community. Four times a year, the WVC showcases a special artist and their work. Below are some images from our current featured artist. The WVC gives artists an opportunity to sell their art on their terms. A percentage of the sale is donated back to the WVC to help support our gatherings and grants to artists.


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Here's What Happened When A 65-Year-Old Woman Took Shrooms In A Lab

Here's What Happened When A 65-Year-Old Woman Took Shrooms In A Lab | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it

"The worst pain and the worst fear and the worst anxiety turned into something that has opened, which is the most precious thing I've ever known," said Walcoff. "And to think I wouldn't have known it — oh my gosh I can't believe I wouldn't have known it. It was a sense, I wish I could put it into words, but a sense of connectedness that runs through all of us."

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Pa. medical marijuana pilot program underway

Pa. medical marijuana pilot program underway | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
A research study examining the use of a marijuana extract to treat children's epileptic seizures is underway at several Pennsylvania hospitals.
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Over 90% of Patients Say Medical Marijuana Works

Over 90% of Patients Say Medical Marijuana Works | #PsychedelicMedicines | Scoop.it
AZ Marijuana News and Info. Arizona Medical Marijuana Info. Arizona Dispensaries - All. Phoenix Dispensaries - All. Arizona Marijuana Doctor List. Phoenix Marijuana Doctor All. Marijuana Events. Marijuana Product Review.
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