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Mushrooms have a way of reconnecting us to nature... So why do we find them in bark piles, parking medians, and lawns? 🍄...
05/12/2022
A psychedelic surprise may be thriving in your local garden

Mushrooms have a way of reconnecting us to nature... So why do we find them in bark piles, parking medians, and lawns? 🍄 As it turns out, many magic mushrooms not only survive in these seemingly artificial human landscapes—they thrive.

Potent Psilocybe mushrooms are thriving in landscaped urban environments in the Pacific Northwest—which hints that their future is tied to people.

We'll let you in on a little secret—anyone can grow mushrooms. Yes, even you, apartment dwellers. 🌆 Just remember to put...
05/11/2022
How to Grow Mushrooms: Yes, You Can Do It!

We'll let you in on a little secret—anyone can grow mushrooms. Yes, even you, apartment dwellers. 🌆 Just remember to put on some music and keep those mushies away from the cat.

Growing mushrooms can look incredibly daunting. Anyone who has glanced through books like “The Mushroom Cultivator” by Jeff Chilton and Paul Stamets, or

After five years of paranoia so debilitating that he’d linger by the window, waiting for someone to bust into his home, ...
05/11/2022
The Ayahuasca Privilege

After five years of paranoia so debilitating that he’d linger by the window, waiting for someone to bust into his home, Gabriel Martin finally had hope for a cure. But if he wanted a chance at it, he only had 24 hours to come up with $800.

Ayahuasca may be incredibly healing—but most people can't afford it.

✨ IT’S BACK ✨ Have you ever been a trip sitter? Trip sitting is an honor—and also a responsibility. How do you hold spac...
05/10/2022
Learn How to Trip Sit — Course Now Open!

✨ IT’S BACK ✨ Have you ever been a trip sitter? Trip sitting is an honor—and also a responsibility. How do you hold space for someone without interfering in their journey? How do you know whether or not someone is safe? These are important questions to ask before supporting someone during a psychedelic experience. So, ⁠we’ve partnered with teachers Tony Moss and Skye Weaver for a unique harm reduction course—all about trip sitting!

Pre-orders open through May 16. Enrollment closes June 01.

In this course, we provide people who want to trip sit and people who are looking for trip sitters with a framework for success. Enrollment closes Feb. 1!

DMT is a trip. So, why do our brains make the stuff? 💫 The natural psychedelic may play a role in near-death experiences...
05/10/2022
Why Does the Brain Make Its Own DMT?

DMT is a trip. So, why do our brains make the stuff? 💫 The natural psychedelic may play a role in near-death experiences—and several other functions of consciousness.

DMT grants access to otherwise invisible realms of universal consciousness, where extraterrestrial communication and confrontations with death commonly

#News THIS JUST IN: Federal police handcuffed and arrested 17 patients, veterans, and psychedelic advocates today who we...
05/10/2022
Psychedelics Activists Arrested at DEA Headquarters Amid Protest Over Psilocybin Access for Terminal Patients

#News THIS JUST IN: Federal police handcuffed and arrested 17 patients, veterans, and psychedelic advocates today who were protesting for the right of terminally ill patients to access psilocybin therapy. Among them was Erin Baldeschwiler, a mother with stage four, triple-negative metastatic breast cancer who, alongside another cancer patient, is suing the Drug Enforcement Administration for access to psilocybin therapy. Before she was handcuffed, she said, “Not one more dying patient [should have to] endure debilitating anxiety and depression when relief could be had.” Read the full story at the link in bio and learn more at righttotrypsilocybin.com

Activists staged a demonstration outside of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) headquarters in Virginia on Monday, demanding that the agency allow

For Indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the devastation of mining is an everyday reality. These photographs...
05/09/2022
These Communities are Fighting to Preserve the Amazon

For Indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon, the devastation of mining is an everyday reality. These photographs document their resistance efforts; moments of history oft unacknowledged outside of Shuar, Kichwas, Sápara, and A’i Kofán communities.

Powerful photos of the resistance against foreign oil and mining extraction

#News There are now shroom dispensaries in Canada. Yes, you read that right. Even though federal law in Canada has yet t...
05/09/2022
There are Now Shroom Dispensaries in Canada

#News There are now shroom dispensaries in Canada. Yes, you read that right. Even though federal law in Canada has yet to catch up, Vancouver's all-drug decriminalization policy and mushroom dispensaries are a window into a post-prohibition world. The future is psychedelic. Read up on Dana Larsen's shroom shops, operating out in the open.

Are shroom shops the new weed shops?

Do you live in (or near) Arlington, Virginia and believe that terminally ill patients should have access to psilocybin t...
05/08/2022
Can Psychedelics Help Make Dying Easier?

Do you live in (or near) Arlington, Virginia and believe that terminally ill patients should have access to psilocybin therapy for depression and anxiety? 🍄 Tomorrow (May 9) at 12 p.m. EST, cancer patients suing the Drug Enforcement Administration for access to psilocybin therapy will be joining allies to protest on the steps of the DEA headquarters. Join them, and learn more at: righttotrypsilocybin.com.⁠

Interested in more info on the lawsuit? Link in bio for a piece reported by DB cofounders Shelby Hartman and Madison Margolin for our column in Rolling Stone.

“I need to be in a space where I am not hopeless,” says one terminal cancer patient who is suing the Justice Department and the DEA for her right to use psilocybin

Magic truffles anyone? 🍄 Psilocybe mexicana is one of a handful of psilocybes that can produce sclerotia, which are hard...
05/07/2022
Psilocybe Mexicana: What You Should Know About the Magic Mushroom That Changed History

Magic truffles anyone? 🍄 Psilocybe mexicana is one of a handful of psilocybes that can produce sclerotia, which are hardened masses of mycelium that grow underground. And yes—these fungal nuggets are psychedelic.

Psilocybe Mexicana (aka Mexican Mushrooms) History and Biology As with many of the Psilocybe species known today, Psilocybe mexicana grows natively in

We’re grateful to be supported by so many incredible people, including the folks at North Spore! 🍄 We talked with Co-fou...
05/06/2022
Medicinal Mushroom Supplement Benefits: North Spore Spotlight

We’re grateful to be supported by so many incredible people, including the folks at North Spore! 🍄 We talked with Co-founders Jon Carver and Matt McInnis about all things medicinal mushroom supplements.

How often do you engage with mushrooms? For North Spore, supplements are a way to receive their gifts in daily life. Read on DoubleBlind.

Maybe you tripped balls at a music festival. Maybe you took some shrooms with your best friend last weekend while campin...
05/05/2022
How to Make Sense of Your Last Trip

Maybe you tripped balls at a music festival. Maybe you took some shrooms with your best friend last weekend while camping. Maybe you dropped acid in college a decade ago. Either way, it's never too late to integrate. 💫

Well, that was crazy. Now what?

"Just as each person deserves the right to decide if and how they alter their own consciousness, we all have the right t...
05/04/2022
Consent is Psychedelic. Here's Why.

"Just as each person deserves the right to decide if and how they alter their own consciousness, we all have the right to decide what happens to our bodies. When we seek permission before taking action, whether that is to touch another person, take their picture or use something of theirs, we are honoring their agency and autonomy."

What do you think about when you hear the word “consent”? I think about communication, permission, compassion, freedom, agency, respect, awareness,

It's almost here! 🍄 Our next webinar—a conversation with the legendary Andrew Weil, M.D.! We'll chat about all-things in...
05/04/2022
WEBINAR: Healing with Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil

It's almost here! 🍄 Our next webinar—a conversation with the legendary Andrew Weil, M.D.! We'll chat about all-things integrative health; whether that’s medicinal mushrooms, CBD, matcha, or psychedelics. ⁠The world of natural health is often filled with various promises and claims. Together, we'll break down what's real and what’s baloney—and chat a little about living your best life. 😉 ⁠

Register 👇

*This event will be recorded for later viewing.

Dr. Andrew Weil joins DoubleBlind to discuss practical advice for living your best life and navigating wellness trends.

What would you add to this list? 🍄✏️ Sometimes, jotting down some activities before your trip can help you stay calm and...
04/30/2022
12 Best Things To Do on Shrooms

What would you add to this list? 🍄✏️ Sometimes, jotting down some activities before your trip can help you stay calm and relaxed during your journey. Other times? You might just want to go with the flow.

Tell your subconscious we said hello.

What’s that goo?! 🍄💦 This Wrinkled Peach mushroom is famous for leaking an orangy liquid as it grows, a phenomenon known...
04/28/2022

What’s that goo?! 🍄💦 This Wrinkled Peach mushroom is famous for leaking an orangy liquid as it grows, a phenomenon known as guttation. Guttation is a term that comes from botany, describing the sap droplets that appear on leaves as the plant excretes excess water. In mushrooms, guttation isn’t as well understood. But, some mushrooms—like the inedible Wrinkled Peach—consistently weep, especially during phases of rapid growth and high metabolic activity. ⁠

⁠Photograph via instagram.com/jamie_hall_definitive_imaging

Source: Why Do Mushrooms Weep? Erast Parmasto & Andrus Voitk, 2010

In the U.S., shroom dispensaries are on the horizon. 🍄 Yes, you read that right. Many entrepreneurs are taking advantage...
04/28/2022
Shroom Delivery is Now a Thing

In the U.S., shroom dispensaries are on the horizon. 🍄 Yes, you read that right. Many entrepreneurs are taking advantage of grey market loopholes—reminiscent of the old school cannabis dispensaries in California pre-legalization.

With psychedelics decriminalized, many entrepreneurs are taking advantage of grey market loopholes.

Have you ever tripped the f*ck out while tripping solo? 🍄 Solo trips can be powerfully healing—or powerfully intimidatin...
04/27/2022
The Unsubtle Art of The Solo Shroom Trip

Have you ever tripped the f*ck out while tripping solo? 🍄 Solo trips can be powerfully healing—or powerfully intimidating. Here’s what you should know before navigating unchartered waters.

Don't get lost in hyperspace.

A mainstream brand markets infused water as psychedelic—and Urban Outfitters takes the bait. 🌈👕 The multi-billion-dollar...
04/26/2022
Urban Outfitters Is "Mainstreaming Psychedelics" Because They're Selling Psychedelic Water That's Not Actually Psychedelic

A mainstream brand markets infused water as psychedelic—and Urban Outfitters takes the bait. 🌈👕 The multi-billion-dollar retail chain is now selling Psychedelic Water, a flavored drink that contains an infusion of organic kava root, damiana, and green tea.

None of these herbs are psychedelic.

There are many different things we might consider psychedelic. Magic mushrooms? Yes. LSD? Absolutely. Marijuana? At times, it can be a trip. But a diluted

Does the psychedelic renaissance face an epidemic of abuse? 🍄 Olivia Goldhill reports on new allegations of wrongdoing—v...
04/25/2022
A psychedelic therapist allegedly took millions from a Holocaust survivor, highlighting worries about elders taking hallucinogens

Does the psychedelic renaissance face an epidemic of abuse? 🍄 Olivia Goldhill reports on new allegations of wrongdoing—violations that cause direct harm and risk the legitimacy of the guides and therapists who follow the rules.

“It’s a whole new frightening possibility of elder abuse,” a geriatric psychiatrist said about the risks faced by older people treated with psychedelics.

Fact: Growing your own mushrooms is a very good thing.
04/24/2022
Why You Should Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Fact: Growing your own mushrooms is a very good thing.

In 1998 the famous mycologist Paul Stamets gave a lecture, explaining how his interest in psychedelic mushrooms served as the gateway that led him into

In the hedonism of the festival, drug experimentation is sacrosanct. 🍄 👁️ Whether ecstasy, shrooms, LSD, weed, ketamine,...
04/23/2022
The Dark Side of Festival Culture

In the hedonism of the festival, drug experimentation is sacrosanct. 🍄 👁️ Whether ecstasy, shrooms, LSD, weed, ketamine, DMT, or a bump of coke, we spin our brains on a chemical roulette wheel for the big win—but at what cost?

He grabbed her ass, and she swatted his hand. They stood at the ice slides, where liquor poured down a block of ice with grooves cut into it to splash

A case for Climate Hope 🌏 Activist Karen Mahon Carrington defines hope as "a refusal to give up on love."  We should "go...
04/22/2022
The Strange Joy of Climate Change

A case for Climate Hope 🌏 Activist Karen Mahon Carrington defines hope as "a refusal to give up on love." We should "go deeply into the heart of darkness," she says. We won't get crushed. We'll be transformed.

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and

JOIN US! 🍄 Our next webinar is with Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.! We're hosting a conversation about integrative health. Whethe...
04/22/2022
WEBINAR: Healing with Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil

JOIN US! 🍄 Our next webinar is with Dr. Andrew Weil, M.D.! We're hosting a conversation about integrative health. Whether that’s medicinal mushrooms, CBD, matcha, or other forms of functional medicine—learn about what works and what’s hype. Register 👇

*Live event begins May 07 at 12 pm PT. This webinar will be recorded for later viewing.

Dr. Andrew Weil joins DoubleBlind to discuss practical advice for living your best life and navigating wellness trends.

What future do you want for Earth? 🌏 Imagine a world where basic needs to thrive were provided by society: food, shelter...
04/22/2022
Conscious Capitalism is an Alibi and an Apology for Our Existing Paradigm

What future do you want for Earth? 🌏 Imagine a world where basic needs to thrive were provided by society: food, shelter, transportation, healthcare. "We would have a social, cultural, and spiritual renaissance on this planet."

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” –James Baldwin Scientists call our current period of

Should companies be able to patent psychedelics? 🍄 Magic mushrooms and other psychedelics have significant medical poten...
04/21/2022
Can the Clever Use of Old Legal Strategies Thwart Psychedelic Monopolies?

Should companies be able to patent psychedelics? 🍄 Magic mushrooms and other psychedelics have significant medical potential—a fact that’s caught the eyes, ears, and pocketbooks of budding pharmaceutical enterprises. Now, who will win in the battle over intellectual property rights?

Corporations are going to use IP law to profit from psychedelics. But creative strategies from other industries could help people push back against exclusionary ownership and keep drugs accessible.

Happy 4/20! 🍁🍄  People mix and match cannabis and psychedelics all the time. But, what actually happens when you combine...
04/20/2022
What You Need to Know About Smoking Weed While Tripping

Happy 4/20! 🍁🍄 People mix and match cannabis and psychedelics all the time. But, what actually happens when you combine the two? These mind-bending medleys might inspire some surprise effects.

A lot of people do it—but should you?

30,000 acid tabs hang on the walls of an old San Francisco Victorian—a shrine created by Mark McCloud in honor of the ch...
04/19/2022
Inside the World's Largest Collection of Acid Tabs

30,000 acid tabs hang on the walls of an old San Francisco Victorian—a shrine created by Mark McCloud in honor of the chemical he believes saved his life. 👅

Mark McCloud has been collecting LSD art for decades—but the reason behind his devotion to acid might surprise you.

Albert Hofmann never imagined that the compound he created—LSD—would eventually spearhead a cultural revolution. "..he c...
04/19/2022
Bicycle Day: Honoring The Onset Of The Psychedelic Revolution As It Zooms Across The Globe

Albert Hofmann never imagined that the compound he created—LSD—would eventually spearhead a cultural revolution. "..he could never have dreamt of it: a Swiss scientist looking for an analeptic, a type of stimulant for treating respiratory and circulatory problems, literally fueled a cultural and political paradigm shift decades later.” —Shelby Hartman, DB Co-Founder

This unofficial holiday for psychonauts is an opportunity to reflect on the history of psychedelics and the state of them now.

04/19/2022
What is Bicycle Day? 🚲🌈 A Brief History of LSD

Bicycle Day is the unofficial holiday for acid—like 4/20 for LSD. 👅 Today commemorates the first time that chemist Albert Hofmann intentionally tripped on acid, a psychedelic of his own creation. The fateful day ended with a rather wonky bike ride home. DoubleBlind Co-Founder Shelby Hartman tells the tale. 🚲

Want more history? Don't forget to check out the full article:
https://doubleblindmag.com/brief-history-of-lsd-holiday-bicycle-day/

Meet Psilocybe cyanescens, the “Wavy Cap.” 🍄 These potent mushrooms are not as well known as the legendary cubensis, but...
04/18/2022
Wavy Caps: The Potent and Vigorous Shrooms You've Never Heard Of

Meet Psilocybe cyanescens, the “Wavy Cap.” 🍄 These potent mushrooms are not as well known as the legendary cubensis, but they certainly have their own claim to fame: Wavy Caps can proliferate by the hundreds on a pile of wood chips. Yet, psychonauts be warned—this shroom may trigger “wood-lovers paralysis.” Read from Mycologist Caine Barlow.

Wavy Caps may grow by the hundreds on a pile of wood chips—but are they really as potent as they’re made out to be?

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DoubleBlind is a biannual print magazine and media company covering timely, untold stories about the expansion of psychedelics around the globe.

We listen to everyone, from the indigenous communities, who have preserved these medicines for millennia, to the people in our society who most need healing, but don’t have access to it. And we go everywhere, from the ayahuasca tourism industry in Peru to laboratories at leading universities. We’re not speaking to the veteran tripper nor evangelizing to the anti-drug square. We are speaking to everyone who is curious about psychedelics. And we are speaking to anyone craving fresh perspectives on some of the most important issues of our time: the depression epidemic, the corporatization of medicine, and the aching that people around the globe feel for spirituality or some other collective sense of meaning. Together, we dive deep below the surface of the daily news cycle through long-form reported features, poetry, visual art, and provocative photo essays offered both online and in print.

The conversation doesn’t end there. Psychedelics—as the first class of drugs that heal through inspiring mystical experiences—hold the potential to shift how the Western medical community perceives wellness more broadly. We cover that too.

With an open mind and a commitment to fact-checking, we provide nuance to the reporting on alternative healing modalities and mindfulness movements. Psychedelics aren’t just about the 1960s cultural revolution—or the research renaissance that has followed it in recent decades. They’re a jumping off point for exploring what it means to be well as individuals and a collective: we invite you to contemplate that with us.


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Bia Labate is a remarkable scholar activist working on ayahuasca and other psychedelics. This should be a most engaging conversation. Chacruna Institute Chacruna Latinoamérica Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Heffter Research Institute The Beckley Foundation Fireside Project Rick Doblin International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service DoubleBlind
Social equity and psychedelics? The conversation is much more complex than it may appear. OFM caught up with DoubleBlind Co-Founder and CEO Shelby Hartman to talk more about the past, present, and future of psychedelics. 🍄
〰️BREAKING IN OUR HOMETOWN〰️ From DoubleBlind: “The bill will create a House committee to study psychedelics and make recommendations for policy reform.⁠” Georgia is our founders’ home base, one of the birthplaces of EAST and the site of our first physical location, so this one is close to our hearts. It’s also a state with many expansive humans but residual resistance to change on a systemic level, so we herald this powerful consciousness shift! #TheEASTInstitute
3 Feathers Books Gold Coast AUSTRALIA BOOK RELEASE BOOK INFORMATION M**A, PSILOCYBIN, AYAHUASCA: What compelled twenty-two middle-class Australians to share their unique and riveting stories about their participation in forty, illegal psychedelic-treatment sessions? How did psychedelic therapy transform their lives? How does one even find an underground therapist? Transformations is a must-read for anyone who is suffering from the effects of trauma or mental illness and considering a psychedelic solution. It’s also a rare font of knowledge for future psychedelic therapists, providing tried-and-tested treatment protocols and procedures and rare and compelling qualitative research. Psychedelic research has made a meteoric comeback from the ashes of its criminality, and projects testing the potential of psychedelics to treat a host of mental illnesses are taking place worldwide. Dale Carruth has emerged from the underground to reveal research she’s been quietly conducting for years. She flew to Australia in 2017 to take part in illegal psychedelic therapy in the hope of healing her debilitating depression and PTSD, conditions stemming from childhood sexual abuse. After profound and effective healing, Carruth, a qualified therapist, felt obliged to help others do the same. ‘I have come to know and appreciate Dale as a respectful, careful, and highly ethical therapist. Her practical experience in this not-yet-well-known field of work, especially trauma work with psychoactive substances, is impressive and testifies to a great knowledge of this field. Her previous clinical experience, especially with traumatized people and the intensive working through of her own biography allow her to excellently grasp and accompany the essence of people with post-traumatic stress disorder. Her expertise in the field of psychoactive substances is impressively vast. Her book is carefully researched, clearly written, and easy to understand.’ —Dr Friederike Meckel Fischer, author of Therapy with Substance ‘I believe this book can help guide therapists to carry out this most important work in helping to heal the millions who suffer daily from the crippling effects of trauma. This unique contribution can also help people seeking psychedelic therapy to understand what they are in for and help them to prepare for and understand the processes involved in going through these most profound and effective treatments.’ —Julian Palmer, author of Articulations: On the Utilisation and Meaning of Psychedelics. Dale Carruth; BA, CAC, was the recipient of the PEN/Creative NZ Mentorship Prize in 2003 and PEN/Creative NZ Manuscript Assessment prize in 2004. She has had some forty feature articles published in various magazines including SHE, MORE, STRIP, Auckland Magazine, Australian Retailers Digest, BRIDE. She was a columnist for NZ Express Magazine. She is the author of; Beating the Benzo Blues: Getting off Benzodiazepines, an easy-to-follow guide for withdrawing from benzodiazepines. Dale Carruth BA CAC, is a therapist, writer, artist, pioneer, adventurer, and a passionate advocate for the healing powers of psychedelic medicines. 3 Feathers Books is committed to bringing into print (and keeping in print) important books which might otherwise not be published. 3 Feathers Books - a publishing venture for the 21st century [email protected] protonmail.com [email protected] Copy and paste in browser to: Read a preview here: https://amzn.asia/1zMfU7k
"I recognize that disclosing my drug use publicly might be met with hostility by some. Drug War profiteers may even try to besmirch my reputation, saying I am an addict merely because I report using one or more vilified drugs. This is a desperate ploy. I have never met criteria for drug addiction, although this fact is irrelevant for evaluating the soundness of the arguments put forth. We would not label a person an alcoholic simply because the individual drinks alcohol periodically." Dr Carl Hart writes in DoubleBlind about the need for people to 'get out of the drug-user closet' and be open and honest about their drug use. What do you think? Are you open about your use? Are you concerned openness would jeopardise your career, opportunities, or personal relationships? Let us know in the comments!
For over 30,000 years, visionary art has helped people integrate and translate their travels into the Dreamtime, the cosmos, and other worlds. 🪐🌌🌙 Ayahuasca has left the jungle. She has been generously carried and lifted into the far reaches of planet earth through the convergence of Amazonian medicine practitioners and worldwide seekers. It is important to note that of all the indigenous peoples massacred and cultures eviscerated by the Spanish Conquistadors, the Shipibo people, more than any other tribe in Peru, maintained their culture and today are the most populous indigenous tribe remaining. It is humbling to know that the masters of the medicine have shared it with those whose ancestors sought to destroy it and them. In this era of more globalized life, not only have more and more people traveled to the Amazon but artists and shamans from the jungles are also traveling into the world at large. And thus, ayahuasca art and international artists have taken a more prominent place at the visionary art table. Art by Luis Tamani @visionary_art_by_mauro Anderson Debernardi 🙌 For complete article from DoubleBlind - link in comments 👇👇👇 #ayahuasca #entheogens #psillysaturdays #psychedelicawareness #plantmedicine #myceliohm #fungimedicine #psilly #visionaryart #ofthegod #godlike #spirit #spiritual #nature #grandmaaya #aya #spifitanimal #healingjourney #spiritualhealing #spiritualjourney
Happy International Women's Day! "Women have always played an integral role in psychedelic healing and research, even if they haven’t always been highlighted as mavericks in the field. But as the “Psychedelic Renaissance” goes mainstream, it’s time to start recognizing groundbreaking women in psychedelic science and activism." ANN SHULGIN "Born in 1931, Ann Shulgin is often seen as a matriarch of the psychedelic movement. Before M**A was classified as a Schedule I substance in 1985, and then 2C-B in 1995, Shulgin provided psychedelic-assisted therapy with these substances for many in the Bay Area using her expertise in Jungian psychology. She is the widow of the renowned chemist, Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, who had a license from the DEA to essentially invent new psychedelic compounds and test them on himself, synthesizing over 230 new psychoactive compounds in the process, including 2C-B. Together, they co-wrote two classic psychedelic books, PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story and TIHKAL: The Continuation, detailing those substances, including their own rating scale to judge the personal effects." from "5 Women in Psychedelics You Should Know About" by DoubleBlind (to read more click the link in the comments below)
On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, the Oregon Health Authority released proposed rules regarding the production process, testing, and training requirements for psilocybin. Oregon legalized psilocybin services via Measure 109 in 2020, and these draft rules were influenced by recommendations from the Oregon Psilocybin Advisory Board, which is made up of doctors and public health experts. What are the potential groundbreaking guidelines for the emerging industry? 🍄 Find out..⬇️ https://greenlightlawgroup.com/blog/oregon-psilocybin-rules-advisory-committee-preview Psychedelics Today DoubleBlind Psychedelic Finance
Why Do Mushrooms Turn Blue? "For decades, the cause of the bluing reaction in psychedelic mushrooms baffled scientists. German researchers finally cracked the code. In 2019, German researcher Dirk Hoffmeister and his colleagues identified the source of the bluing reaction psychoactive mushrooms. Picking, handling, or damaging the mushrooms triggers a chemical reaction that activates two enzymes in the mushroom, PsiP and PsiL. The first enzyme, PsiP, converts psilocybin to psilocin in the mushroom. This is similar to the way in which enzymes in the human liver also catalyze psilocybin to psilocin. In our case, the reaction inspires a psychedelic experience. Psilocin doesn’t necessarily hang around long in magic mushrooms, however. The compound is quickly oxidized by the second enzyme, PsiL, rendering the molecule unstable. As a summary published by Nature explains, this action “forces individual psilocin molecules to fuse into pairs, trios, and larger groupings.” These psilocin conglomerates appear blue to the human eye because the new chemical structures reflect blue light. The bruising reaction varies in different psilocybin-containing species. Sometimes, a mushroom will bruise just a faint blue, while other times, the bruising will appear very dark and hard to miss. Psilocybin-containing magic mushrooms become less potent the more they bruise. The more bruising, the more psilocin is converted into other inactive compounds. For this reason, it’s always recommended to handle and harvest these mushrooms with great care." Source: DoubleBlind (Link to the article in the comments) ___________________________________ Follow Dennis McKenna and McKenna Academy of Natural Philosophy on Social Media for more psychedelic related news: @dennismckenna_ (IG) @mckenna.academy (IG) @dennismckenna4 (Twitter) @mckennaacademy (Twitter)