Marijuana Moment Sept. 21, 2023

Congressional Lawmakers File New Bill to Protect States That Legalize Psilocybin From Federal Intervention

The two-page legislation simply says that no federal funds can be used to “prevent any State or unit of local government from implementing such State’s or unit of local government’s own laws that authorize the use, distribution, sale, possession, research, or cultivation of psilocybin.”

Green Market Report Sept. 18, 2023

MAPS Inches Closer to Federal New Drug Application for MDMA

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) this week announced the successful completion of Phase 3 clinical trials for an MDMA treatment to help patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and said it brings the group a major step closer to filing a federal request to bring the treatment to market.

Marijuana Moment Sept. 13, 2023

Key House Committee Clears Psychedelics Amendments to Defense Bill for Floor Votes

A powerful House committee has cleared two psychedelics amendments for floor consideration as part of a large-scale spending bill covering the Department of Defense (DOD).

Benzinga Sept. 9, 2023

Michigan Legislature: Veterans Should Have Access to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy

Michigan lawmakers have passed a resolution urging the U.S. Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD) and the VA to prioritize research and funding on “non-technology treatment options” for veterans with psychological trauma from military service.

Marijuana Moment Sept. 7, 2023

California Assembly Approves Psychedelics Legalization Bill, Sending It Back for Final Passage

The bill would legalize the possession and cultivation of small amounts of certain entheogenic plants and fungi for adults 21 and older.

Marijuana Moment August 30, 2023

Colorado Psychedelics Regulators Launch ‘Listening Sessions’ as They Prepare to Craft New Industry Rules

Leaders of the Colorado Natural Medicine Division, part of the state Department of Revenue, say the meetings are meant to engage stakeholders and keep the public informed.

Benzinga August 28, 2023

Former NHL Player Sets Up Psilocybin Therapy Center in Colorado

Former Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kyle Quincey teamed up with Boulder biochemist Jeremy Widmann to build the 280 acres retreat center, the “Do Good Ranch,” on Colorado’s Western Slope in anticipation of the state’s legal psilocybin-assisted treatment market rollout in 2025.

Lucid News August 22, 2023

What Led to the Decrim Executive Order in Minneapolis?

Not only did Mayor Jacob Frey take unilateral action, but according to a representative from the Mayor’s office, he suffered no political backlash. Another sign of how the psychedelic landscape is changing.

Denver7 News August 16, 2023

The Psychedelic Cup: Colorado’s First Homegrown, Psychedelic Mushroom Competition

Psychedelic Club of Denver says competition will collect meaningful data about different mushrooms

Green Market Report August 10, 2023

Enthea, Dr. Bronner’s Post ‘Eye-Opening’ Results from Year-Long Ketamine Trial

Two-thirds of participants with major depressive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder reported improvement.

Marijuana Moment August 8, 2023

Minnesota Psychedelics Task Force Takes Shape, But Key Appointments and First Meeting Delayed

So far, 20 out of 24 appointments to the body have been made, with key outstanding positions still vacant despite a statutory requirement saying they had to be filled by July 15.

Benzinga August 6, 2023

Dua Lipa Interviews ‘Queen Of Psychedelics’ Amanda Feilding on Her 6-Decade Exploration of Psychoactive Drugs

The BBC episode moves between past and present use and research on psychedelics.

Double Blind August 3, 2023

Psilocybin Found in ‘Legal’ Amanita Muscaria Gummies at Florida Shroom Dispensary

The psychoactive compounds within the mind-altering shroom, also known as fly agaric, are not prohibited (except in Louisiana).

Psychedelic Alpha August 1, 2023

Psychedelic Naive Couple Were First to Receive Psilocybin Services in Oregon

The purpose was to ascertain the potency of the psilocybin product and refine the group’s intake process and “flow.”

Lucid News July 26, 2023

Calif. Decrim Bill Amended to Require Framework for Therapeutic Use

The amendments shift SB 58 from legislation focused on removing naturally occurring psychedelic medicines from the state’s criminal code, to one which sets the state up to build a regulated therapeutic model similar to what is under development in Oregon and Colorado.

Marijuana Moment July 24, 2023

Minneapolis Mayor Orders Psychedelics the City’s ‘Lowest Law Enforcement Priority’

Mayor Jacob Frey (D) signed the order on Friday, sending a strong message that the city does not consider substances like psilocybin to be deserving of criminalization.  

Psychedelic Spotlight July 21, 2023

SSRIs and SNRIs Appear to Weaken Psilocybin’s Effects, New Study Finds

New research suggests that although it may be relatively safe to use serotonergic antidepressants in pre-treatment time for patients with psychiatric disorders, SSRIs and SNRIs may diminish psilocybin’s effects.

Lucid News July 20, 2023

First Study to Look at Candy Flipping Suggests Potential for Psychedelic Therapy

Participants who received a combination of LSD and MDMA scored higher on measures of well-being, happiness and trust during their experience, compared to those who took LSD alone.

Green Market Report July 16, 2023

New FDA Guidance on Psychedelics Could Open Minds, Funding Sources

While researchers say the guidance will not drastically change how they study the substances, it does have an impact on two major hurdles facing the burgeoning industry: public perception and funding.

Marijuana Moment July 14, 2023

Bipartisan Lawmakers Say House Speaker Has Committed to Pushing Psychedelics Research Amendment

Reps. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Lou Correa (D-CA) held  a press conference to discuss the development and next steps.