Psychonautics

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Chicago could become the largest city to decriminalize psychedelic plants

Chicago prepares a bill that could decriminalize psychedelics in a major wave of zeitgeist in favor of tolerance A few months ago, Denver became the world's largest city to decriminalize (or decriminalize) magic mushrooms (or psilocybin in scientific terms). Recently the city of Oakland announced a bill that would decriminalize psychedelic plants - or so-called "entheogens

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The real reason why people use drugs, according to Carl Jung and Simone Weil

The reasons behind the search for altered consciousness through substances such as alcohol or psychedelic drugs A couple of years ago a note was published here about the work of Professor Peter Cohen, who has the theory that drugs are not really what form addictions, but the absence of emotional connections

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Exadicta activist warns of possible devilish plague over decriminalization of 'magic mushrooms' in Denver

Psychedelics could bring a demonic plague to the city of Denver, according to drug activist According to the Christian Post , some people linked to anti-drug agencies have pointed out that the next decriminalization of "magic mushrooms" in Denver could have negative consequences. Particularly an activist, with strong religious inclinations, has pointed out that the measure could generate strange and unwanted ramifications in the spirit world

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They discover that DMT is generated in different parts of the brain (not only in the pineal gland)

The mammalian brain produces DMT in the hippocampus and in the neocortex DMT is one of the most powerful psychedelic molecules in the world. This psychedelic was initially known, strangely, as the "drug of the businessman" in the 50s and 60s, for the short duration of its effects, which, despite its great intensity, disappear in about 20 minutes

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'Mezcalina: A global history of the first psychedelic'

A new book traces the history of this psychedelic substance British writer Mike Jay, one of the world's leading experts in the history of psychedelic substances, has published a new and important book: Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic ( Mezcalina: A Global History of the First Psychedelic )

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Denver becomes the first city in the United States to decriminalize "magic mushrooms

A measure that could be the start of medical legalization Colorado has become one of the pioneer states in its drug treatment. It was the first state to completely legalize cannabis, and now its capital becomes the first to decriminalize or decriminalize "magic mushrooms" or its active ingredient, psilocybin

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4:20: World Marijuana Day: history of the date, paraphernalia and attitude changes around cannabis

Today is celebrated 4:20 Today is the World Marijuana Day, 4/20, a holiday that was long countercultural, but now part of the mainstream and legal economy in some countries. It is usually celebrated with marches in the street or with large meetings in which cannabis is obviously smoked. This video shows how the perception of cannabis has changed throughout history: The origin of this celebration, which is remembered by marijuana fans on a daily basis with 4:20 (the code for smoking time), is quite curious

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Researchers describe which psychedelic trips are more similar to near death experiences

A large-scale study analyzes more than 15 thousand hallucinogenic experiences with 165 psychoactive substances from 10 different pharmacological classes Throughout history, different cultures around the world have associated the effects of sacred plants and near-death experiences (NDEs). It is no accident that the word ayahuasca means "the vine of the dead" in the Quechua language

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The strange lagoon of Italy: cannabis flowers are legal but cannot be smoked

Marijuana is already legal in Italy, or almost Italy lives a small economic boom in the cannabis industry. Since 2016, medical marijuana was legalized (although the government does not meet the demand that exists) and with it also the production of hemp ( hemp ). As the New York Times points out , this has created a strange situation in which in stores what is called " cannabis lite " is offered, in different presentations - sometimes suggesting that Italy is the new Amsterdam

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How is smoking Salvia divinorum according to science

Salvia divinorum is probably the strangest and least understood natural hallucinogen in science There is a stigma around the sage due to the nature of its effects, which are characterized by loss of motor control, vivid hallucinations and intense dissociative effects. Recently, writer and journalist Daniel Oberhaus offered to participate in the first brain imaging study on salvinorin A, the main psychoactive compound of the sage plant

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The origin of Bicycle Day and Dr. Hofmann's first LSD trip, April 19, 1943

The strange world celebration of the first trip in LSD Some citizens of Western countries will be a little confused today, as they may remember that in the last years April 19 was World Bicycle Day. On this date you could even see political candidates and rulers proselytizing going to work by bike and others, all of which was a bit strange and fun, because the day actually celebrates the first (intentional) LSD trip in history, which reached its peak in Dr

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Spike Jonze video says that marijuana is already something 'normal'

A new commercial of MedMen (brand of cannabis dispensaries) argues that after an absurd ban and hysteria, marijuana has normalized in the United States In what is likely to be the first viral commercial for cannabis, the MedMen company suggests that marijuana has already become normal (again normal)

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Judges can no longer deny amparo to people who want to smoke marijuana recreationally in Mexico

A jurisprudence is aimed at ruling the unconstitutionality of the prohibition of marijuana in Mexico A recent jurisprudence issued by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation ruled that in Mexico it is unconstitutional to prohibit the recreational use of marijuana, which means that people who protect themselves will not be able to receive a refusal in their intention to obtain a permit for self-consumption This jurisprudence is the result of the study of five amparos granted in recent years

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Researchers discover that LSD works by removing information filters in the brain

A new study tentatively discovers the way in which LSD produces its effects of exaltation of consciousness Although LSD is a substance that was synthesized almost 80 years ago, there really is no exact knowledge of how it generates psychedelic effects and radically alters perception. However, in recent years, with the new wave of medical studies, it has been possible to approach a cognitive model of LSD

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Sigmund Freud became interested in dreams because they are a form of madness

With seriousness and scientific spirit, Freud found in the dreams a gateway to the knowledge of the unconscious As is known, dreams occupied a fundamental place in the development of psychoanalysis carried out by Sigmund Freud. In fact, to a certain extent this singular element of the human psyche is one of the reasons that attract more attraction or curiosity towards discipline

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The writer who left the Adderall and the Xanax from a psilocybin trip

Tao Lin, one of the most disturbing young writers of recent years, has gained notoriety for his writing based on psychedelic experience Tao Lin, one of the most disturbing young writers of recent years, has gained notoriety for his writing based on psychedelic experience. American of Taiwanese Chinese descent, combines the referents of pop culture and deep longings that refer to Eastern philosophy

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Senator proposes bill 420 to legalize marijuana at the federal level in the United States

Oregon Senator proposes bill 420 to approve the legalization of marijuana in the United States The climate in favor of cannabis in the United States is at its highest point. After several more states passed medical or recreational marijuana in last year's elections, now Ron Wyden, senator from Oregon, proposed bill 420, which would allow legal marijuana markets in the states without the threat of legal prosecution

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Synthetic psilocybin comes to cost between 7 thousand and 10 thousand dollars per gram

Psychedelic capitalism produces a huge increase in synthetic psilocybin The new boom in psychedelic medicine has psilocybin as one of the most promising substances for different treatments, particularly depression. This has led to, after successful preliminary studies at Johns Hopkins University, FDA-approved studies in the United States that could conclude with the medical legalization of the active ingredient of "magic mushrooms" in a couple of years

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Is cannabis good or bad for mental health? This is what science says

It is not very clear; however, there are indications that cannabis can be used therapeutically with important benefits Without a doubt, one of the most important medicinal sources is found in plants. However, it is possible to distinguish two great positions against this fact. On the one hand, the pharmaceutical industry and allopathic medicine avoid direct contact with the source, whether in the form of teas, infusions, preparations and even through food, since they are based on industrial processing

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Mike Tyson talks about smoking toad (5-MeO-DMT) and finding peace (VIDEO)

The former world champion has become a good-natured and peaceful guy, although with a special fondness for strong psychedelic substances Exboxer Mike Tyson is a guy who has lived a difficult life, to say the least. Although Tyson achieved success and fortune, he had an extremely difficult childhood, using drugs since he was 10 years old and then, with fame, had an ego inflation and a period of marked decline