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  1. "We have been informed today that Dr. Ben Sessa has been summoned to appear before the General Medical Council’s (GMC) Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) in the UK regarding alleged misconduct. The hearing is scheduled to commence on February 29, 2024. Dr. Sessa has stepped aside from his duties with Mind Medicine Australia pending the outcome of this hearing. Mind Medicine Australia was not previously aware of these allegations or the GMC investigation" https://cpat.mindmedicineaustralia.org.au/ See also: https://awaknlifesciences.com/awakn-response-to-dr-sessas-medical-practitioner-tribunal https://www.mpts-uk.org/hearings-and-decisions/medical-practitioners-tribunals/dr-benjamin-sessa--feb-24
  2. Sessa - Facts and Impairment - FINAL-2024-03-01T17-14-59.427Z.pdf (Thanks Pixilated, it took me a few goes with a few different browsers to decode that link). So I guess that's probably the end of his association with MMA?
  3. fyzygy

    Legalisation of kratom

    In recent years the WHO and FDA both determined that Kratom was not a drug of concern. So that's encouraging. There have been copious studies on Kratom's (relative) safety since the TGA scheduled it as a poison in 2003. Not to mention, a synthetic opioid epidemic. I think it's only one of two active alkaloids, mitragynine, that's included in the poisons schedule.
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    Legalisation of kratom

    Anyone know of any organised campaigns to legalise kratom in Australia?
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    Legalisation of kratom

    Toxicity Species Substance alone Substance in formulation SPF, 2018 Classification Acute oral toxicity LD50 (mg/kg bw) Acute dermal toxicity LD50 (mg/kg bw) Acute inhalational toxicity LC50 (mg/m3/4h) Skin irritation Eye irritation Skin sensitisation (LLNA / Buehler etc.) Table 1 (Complete if relevant) This is part of the application to amend the Poisons Schedule.
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    Help with identifying cactus

    Looks like Cereus peruvianus (not Tricho-), Peruvian apple cactus or similar.
  7. https://archive.org/details/practicalscience0000prat A gentle introduction to the science of gardening.
  8. Mescaline and LSD, but not psilocybin, enhanced circulating oxytocin. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41386-023-01607-2
  9. Foliar variability ... pair of heart-shaped leaves from a NL clone.
  10. To buy or trade for sacred plants.
  11. fyzygy

    RDT for AU gov?

    How would the drug testing regime be enforced, i.e. what penalty? I can only imagine the scandal of a female MP being tested positive for alcohol - versus her male counterparts like Barnaby Joyce, whose approval rating is still being shored up by a protectionist mainstream media. I'm not sure what the parliamentary rulebook says about drunkenness or illicit drug-taking. But there'd be no point in testing if there weren't any consequences. Furnishing Kirrabilly House with one of the world's best-stocked wine cellars probably doesn't help, or set a good example. On the PM's salary, he/she/it can afford to buy their own.
  12. https://theconversation.com/medicinal-plants-help-keep-children-healthy-in-south-africa-61-species-were-recorded-219719
  13. fyzygy

    After a few plants in Perth

    I'd appreciate the Gumtree link, a few Perth people I know would be interested.
  14. A "mere" 61 species documented in this study of S. African childhood diseases, of an estimated 30000 plants known to traditional healers. The authors point out that the cost of western medicine is prohibitively high, which has led to a resurgence of interest in traditional plant medicines. The study itself does not associate the use of traditional plant medicine with better or worse health outcomes (such as child mortality rates) in rural areas. But I think one of the study's implications is that, maybe not all of these traditional remedies are effective. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0282113#pone-0282113-t003
  15. Yet another reason why the people should be allowed to grow their own mushrooms at home. Safety from predatory therapists and venture capitalists.
  16. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2024/feb/11/a-raft-of-unanswered-questions-remain-as-australias-first-psychedelic-therapy-clinic-opens You've no idea how fucking furious I am at Mind Medicine Australia, the TGA, et al. In a SMH article today, the doctors are gloating that they've got the pure MDMA, the implication being, they're fine with ravers dying from impure ecstasy - "we've got the pure stuff, and we're not sharing" - there has to be some kind of organised revolt against the monopolisation of psychedelic experience. MMA has even roped in Gabor Mate as one of its course instructors, wallowing as they are in $15M of taxpayers' money, and laughing all the way to the bank. Absolutely fucking obscene.
  17. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-02-03/tga-approves-psilocybin-mdma-for-treating-depression-ptsd/101929578
  18. fyzygy

    Anti-viral CBD

    Sounds familiar. mRNA "vaccine" was the easiest answer, and biggest schtick of them all.
  19. Bring it, all you haters of plant medicine.
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    Nicotiana spp. are not included on the DAFF list of permitted seed imports. The seeds are so tiny, though, so I wonder how they would ever be detectable in small quantities. Worst case scenario (in my experience): you will receive either nothing, or an empty mailing box stripped of its contents, together with a rude letter explaining that the contents have been confiscated and "destroyed." Commercial quantities may attract stiffer penalties, I don't know. Those particular seeds are already available in Oz, in any case.
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    Anti-viral CBD

    As he always does, Dr John links to the research paper in his YouTube description. I don't have the time or expertise to sift through the paper's claims, so appreciate the work he does in communicating the latest science to the public - in far less time than it would take me to read the paper. I've come across several CBD/Covid-19 papers over the years, so it's exciting to see that research trend continue, with preliminary findings corroborated. Officially, of course, Dr John is a crackpot. Just ask Wikipedia, the font of all knowledge. (As a former Wikipedia editor I know full well its propensity for bias and ideological abuse). To my mind, Dr John performs a valuable public service, despite concerted efforts to prevent him from doing so. ZooL, if you'd paid attention you'd have realised that (according to these latest research findings) THC negates the antiviral benefits of CBD, so anecdotes from your stoner days are probably ill-advised. But I take your point, and in future will link directly to the research paper instead of YouTube.
  22. fyzygy

    Tricho flowering

    A dry winter could be the ticket: https://herbalistics.com.au/determining-flowering-requirements-trichocereus-cacti/
  23. fyzygy

    Tricho flowering

    Coconut water. Something I heard recently, somewhere. I think it was in a book by Patrick Noll?