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  1. Inflammation https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/01/16/psychedelics-have-extraordinarily-potent-anti-inflammatory-power-is-there-a-place-for-them-in-mainstream-medicine/ A Q&A with Charles Grob https://goop.com/wellness/health/the-science-and-shamanism-of-psychedelics/ ....the title says it all... https://www.prweb.com/releases/new_discovery_in_ancient_egyptian_art_reveals_a_sophisticated_understanding_of_the_brain_and_its_role_in_consciousness/prweb16833627.htm Who'da thought...?
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    Psychedelics, Inflammation and other stuff

    https://www.vice.com/en_in/article/xgqyqw/psychedelics-can-be-used-to-treat-ptsd-finds-yet-another-clinical-trial https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-01-lingering-mood-benefit-psychedelics.html https://www.marijuanamoment.net/company-gets-trademark-for-the-word-psilocybin-frustrating-decriminalization-advocates/
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    Psychedelics, Inflammation and other stuff

    From the Egyptian art story linked above
  4. Deep and powerful stuff, Yeti. Really enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing.
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    Watch this space

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarabrittanysomerset/2019/11/17/thailand-will-allow-its-citizens-to-grow-cannabis-at-home-to-sell-to-the-government/#630a0e03591e And https://www.marijuanamoment.net/congress-will-debate-two-bills-to-legalize-marijuana-at-hearing-with-dea-witness-next-week/
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    Watch this space

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/09/business/new-york-cannabis-legalization-2020-cuomo/index.html One of the most critical elements in creating a successful legal market is ensuring that the regulated businesses usurp long-established illicit market operators, said Tom Adams, managing director of industry intelligence for BDS Analytics, which tracks and analyzes cannabis industry sales. High taxes and onerous regulations can hinder the ability to drive illicit sales into the legal market, he said, noting California's ongoing struggles to combat non-licensed operators. "If regulators are not careful, they actually make life better for illicit market operators," he said. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/26/business/california-cannabis-industry-layoffs/index.html Now, members of California's cannabis industry are sending an S.O.S. to the state capitol, saying they're struggling to compete against black market operators who don't have to meet stringent regulations or pay taxes and fees. They're urging leaders to make swift regulatory changes or risk the collapse of their emerging industry.
  7. https://leaderbulletin.com/researchers-just-discovered-new-psychoactive-compounds-in-magic-mushrooms
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    Climate Change For Cacti

    Damn. Iz gonna get a lot rougher though....
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    Moving to Toowoomba

    I'm in the Lockyer Valley, but I don't have a garden or any plants. Would love to meet you at some stage once you've had a chance to settle in. I work in Gatton. Curious though; why are you moving to Toowoomba?
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    Shrooms become a bit more magical

    https://www.marijuanamoment.net/scientists-uncover-strong-relationship-between-psychedelic-use-and-connection-with-nature/ Using statistical analysis, the researchers found that “nature relatedness was significantly increased with two weeks, four weeks and two years after the psychedelic experience” and that participants’ experience boosted feelings of “well-being” when their attitudes toward nature increased. In other words, psychedelic-induced appreciation for the natural world seems to correspond with psychological health. “A significant positive association was observed between changes in nature relatedness and changes in psychological well-being,” the authors wrote.
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    Watch this space

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/31/illinois-governor-jb-pritzker-pardons-11000-marijuana-convictions https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/cannabis-grow-personal-use-italy-supreme-court-a9262321.html More fuel for the train......
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    What It Means To Be Poor

    I may be wrong, but perhaps the parable may have more relevance to poverty if it had the father take the son, on a bitterly cold winter's day and night, to live with a homeless alcoholic whose shelter is under a bridge. I can't imagine the boy coming away from that experience being able to justify being less wealthy than the homeless. However, I tend to think both versions of the story are of little value to anyone if all the boy takes away from the experience is something learned. As we can see here, different folk will gain differing perspectives from the same story. Maybe if the story told of what the boy chose to do with what he learned, and the outcomes of those actions, it might better serve to convey something meaningful.
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    Shrooms become a bit more magical

  14. http://www.shaman-australis.com.au/knowledge-psychoactive-salvias.html If it is a salvia species, this might shed some light.
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    Youtube vids

    Scratch the beard, double facepalm, mumble WTF.... I'm feeling embarrassed for Gov Noem. If some 80% of Dakota's court admissions relate to Meth, perhaps they should be asking why,
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    Canada Now Has Psilocybin Dispensaries!

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    Watch this space

    https://www.healtheuropa.eu/new-zealand-cannabis-legalisation-bill-to-be-launched/95443/ Little added: “The primary objective of the legislation is to reduce overall cannabis use and limit the ability of young people to access cannabis.” Key points in the bill Key restrictions on cannabis in the draft Bill include: A minimum purchase and used age of 20; Ban on all marketing and advertising of cannabis products; Requires harm minimisation messaging in the retailing of cannabis; Prohibits consumption in public places and limits use to private homes and specifically license premises; Limits sale of cannabis to specifically licensed physical stores (not online or remote sales); Strict controls and regulations on the potency of cannabis; and Establishes a state licencing regime that all stages of the growing and supply chain are licensed and controlled by the Government, and will limit the amount of cannabis that is allowed to be grown. …. Sounding like a regulators dream. I'm reasonably sure the black marketeers will be happy with this.
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    Watch this space

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    Canada Now Has Psilocybin Dispensaries!

    https://www.livescience.com/psilocybin-depression-breakthrough-therapy.html (Also posted in "Watch This Space")
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    Watch this space

    https://www.livescience.com/psilocybin-depression-breakthrough-therapy.html On a slightly different note, this is good.
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    Watch this space

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50494610 Oh my fucking god; I can't believe they're still dredging this bullshit up. They've had 2 presidents who admitted to smoking hooch in their younger days (and one to taking cocaine). You could use that to put forward the notion cannabis is a gateway drug to the Whitehouse (quote Prof. Carl Hart). "Before I legalise it nationally," said Biden, "I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it." My advice to Mr. Biden is to read the science. There's more than 30 years of it. And if he has any trouble understanding the big words, I'm sure there is a high school science student somewhere who could explain them to him.
  22. 26.11.2019. 7972 signatures.
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    usa gna legalize mj nationally? say yesssss! :)

    Wouldn't it be nice? A few of us have discussed this in the "Watch This Space" thread. Glaukus has, I think, summed up the likely outcome when the bill comes before the Senate; @Glaukus (Well, a bill like this has zero chance of being passed by Mitch McConnell's Republican controlled Senate, in fact, probably won't even be looked at before an election, especially given the current circus. They haven't even passed the banking changes that will allow their bank mates to accept green money, and that bill was passed in Congress like 6 months ago.) There's always a chance Wall Street will exert some pressure, but there's still a lot of opposition to legalization primarily because of the money many corporates make from the war on drugs. I think this guy has a pretty good handle on it too... https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeadams/2019/11/19/sorry-congress-probably-isnt-going-to-legalize-marijuana-this-year/#57e066633ac1 Still, it's a step in the right direction and, however tentative, we are a little closer than we were before.
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    The Great Global Warming/Cooling Thread Part 2

    I have a friend who's partner is in the QPS. He was never happy with the system, but now he's looking at getting out because of the increasing focus on anti-protest/riot training. He didn't go in to specifics, but he was disgusted with the level of brutality they were being encouraged to implement. He basically said he didn't sign up to beat up on those he was supposed to protect, and when he voiced this was (unsurprisingly) told, perhaps this job wasn't for him and he should consider alternatives. I'm sure we're all aware the police force and the court system are geared up to maintain the current paradigm, and are now openly instruments to be used to protect corporate interests, rather than the commonwealth. At least there seems to be little concern from the governemnts for continuing pretense. Fun times ahead...