What’s Lost When Psychedelic Mushrooms Become Synthetic Psilocybin

DoubleBlind: What's Lost When Psychedelic Mushrooms Become Synthetic Psilocybin

In 1957, when Wall Street banker R. Gordon Wasson wrote in Life Magazine about his and photographer Allan Richardson’s experience as “the first white men in recorded history to eat the divine mushroom,” he likely didn’t anticipate the counterculture they would create and the debate they would spark within it. After being introduced to sacred […]

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Play Parties and Psychedelics: Magic or Mistake?

DoubleBlind: Play Parties and Psychedelics: Magic or Mistake?

Thanks to the sex positivity movement, play parties, or sex parties, are no longer confined to Eyes Wide Shut elite or the swinger scene. They’re trendy, they’re less taboo, and if you haven’t been to one already, you’re probably at least curious.  At the same time, the psychedelic movement, too, has become more mainstream, with […]

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Why You Need to be Careful About the Ketamine Clinic You Choose

DoubleBlind: Ketamine Clinics

When Dr. Erica Zelfand began her family medical practice, she didn’t have to write many prescriptions for antidepressant and anxiolytic drugs before she realized she needed to find something else. The long list of serious side effects from these drugs, coupled with the length of time it takes for some antidepressants to kick in, means […]

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Dr. Bronner’s Donates $150k to Legalize Medical Psilocybin in Oregon

The Oregon Psilocybin Society launched a signature drive today (September 20) for its 2020 ballot initiative to legalize psilocybin for therapeutic use. The launch of this new round of signature collection came with a boost from Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, which pledged to donate $150,000 to the campaign. The OPS has to gather 112,200 signatures […]

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This Company is Developing a Drug Based on Ibogaine for the Opioid Crisis

A Canadian company will announce on Monday (September 16) the development of a synthetic drug based on the chemical structure of ibogaine, a psychedelic with a long history of ceremonial use.  Mind Medicine Inc. (“Mindmed”) is betting that 18-MC (18-methoxycoronaridine) will be a powerful tool to fight addiction and opioid use disorder.  The potent dissociative […]

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