Psilocybin is the active ingredient found in over 200 species of magic mushrooms. Many governments around the world have labeled psilocybin a schedule 1 drug, putting it in the same class as Heroin and opioids. Over the years, however, the movement to decriminalize psilocybin has faced backlashes from most governments until recent times. The first … Read more Decriminalization of Psilocybin in USA
On November 3, 2020, Oregon became the first state in the USA to decriminalize the active ingredient in infamous magic mushrooms on an election night that saw more states ease restrictions on drugs across the country. Oregon’s Measure 109 will give legal access to psilocybin, the main active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” for mental health … Read more Oregon decriminalizes magic mushrooms—other states to follow
Research carried out by Scientists in Denmark proves that the psychedelic substance psilocybin produces rapid and lasting antidepressant effects because it enhances neuroplasticity in the brain. According to new research, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, there is evidence that psilocybin increases the number of neuronal connections in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of pig … Read more A SINGLE DOSE OF PSILOCYBIN CAN ENHANCE BRAIN CONNECTION
Psychologists explore potential benefits of hallucinogens for mental health disordersCan psychedelic drugs heal? Summary : Many people think of psychedelics as relics from the hippie generation or something taken by ravers and music festival-goers, but they may one day be used to treat disorders ranging from social anxiety to depression, according to research presented at … Read more Can psychedelic drugs heal?
When psychologist Martin Seligman became president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1998, he did something radical. Over the years, he had grown tired of his fields’ constant focus on the negative (mental illness, trauma, suffering, pain) and felt that more attention should be paid to the other side of the coin: happiness, well-being, … Read more How psilocybin, LSD and other psychedelic drugs could increase wellness in people without mental illness
Do Psychedelics Have the Power to Change Minds? Clinical trials of MDMA, psilocybin, ketamine, and ayahuasca are offering a glimpse that the future may hold psychiatric treatments far different from daily drug prescriptions currently used for anxiety and addictive disorders. Research is only beginning to unravel how these experiences in altered states of consciousness produce … Read more Do psychedelics have the power to change minds?
MDMA has been banned by the federal government since 1985 as a dangerous recreational drug with no medical value. But interest is rising in its potential to help people suffering from psychiatric or emotional problems. A loose-knit underground community of psychologists, counselors and healers has been administering the drug to patients — an act that … Read more Therapeutic effects of MDMA on post-traumatic stress