Psilocybin

Psilocybin Mental Health Therapy ‘Not Associated’ With Paranoia Risk, Study Shows

Latest research shows that it is becoming increasingly clear that psilocybin, the active psychoactive compound found in magic mushrooms, has promising therapeutic effects on many difficult-to-treat conditions, but it is…

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Doctors To Begin Trial For Psilocybin Therapy To Treat Cancer-Related Anxiety, Depression

The emotional burden of a cancer diagnosis can be as debilitating as the disease itself. A group of doctors at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston…

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Berkeley Decriminalizes Psilocybin, Ayahuasca |

City officials in Berkeley, Calif. reportedly Moved to decriminalize both psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca. According to Psychedelic Spotlight, the city council there “unanimously” approved a measure to “formally deprioritize arrests…

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Australia Becomes First Country to Authorize Psilocybin, MDMA Therapy

Land Down Under made a historic move over the weekend, but some pundits are cautious about exactly how this big shift will fully unfold. Australia has become the first country…

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Researchers Aim To Combine Psilocybin and Cannabis Into Single Medical Treatment

A company called CaaMTech was the first to receive a patent in support of this research in 2021. Article published Wednesday on website Greenstate The company says it is “developing…

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Salem, Massachusetts Will No Longer Arrest People for Psilocybin

Salem, a city infamous for its 17th-century witch trials, has forged a new reputation for stopping modern-day witch-hunting. As of this month, Salem is ending its arrests with psilocybin mushrooms.…

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Ohio State University Gets DEA License To Grow Psilocybin

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a license to Ohio State University that allows researchers to grow psilocybin mushrooms for use in scientific research. The license, granted to the…

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Psilocybin Research Approved in Arizona Appropriations Act Budget

Arizona Senators voted to approve general appropriation law On May 10th, the appropriations bill for 2023-24 is included. Funding Proposals from the Governor’s OfficeThis includes Alzheimer’s research ($4.1 million), the…

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Oregon Awards License for First Psilocybin Service Center

Oregon regulators announced last week that they had received the state’s first license for a psilocybin service center. The Oregon Psilocybin Service, a division of the Oregon Department of Health,…

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Washington State Psilocybin Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

of Washington Senate Bill 5263 It was introduced on January 11th and passed by the House of Representatives on March 9th. April 14thPreviously, there were concerns that the House and…

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Missouri House Approves Psilocybin Research Bill

The Missouri House of Representatives first approved a bill this week directing the state to study the therapeutic potential of psilocybin, the main psychoactive ingredient found in magic mushrooms. The…

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Nevada Lawmakers Introduce Psilocybin, MDMA Research Bill

Two Democratic senators from Nevada introduced a bill last week to allow research into psilocybin, psychedelic mushrooms and MDMA, drawing inspiration from states like Oregon and Colorado where such substances…

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Michigan City Decriminalizes Psilocybin, Other Psychedelics

Leaders in the city of Ferndale, Michigan, voted this week to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and other natural psychedelics, and the city in the greater Detroit metropolitan area is set to…

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Hawaii Senate Hearing Garners Overwhelming Support for Psilocybin Bill

Introducing Mr. Ron Kawachi Senate Bill 1454 Passed unanimously in Hawaii on January 25. Senate Committee on Health and Human Services (HHS) February 6th. Specification When it becomes law, the…

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Virginia Subcommittee Approves Psilocybin Rescheduling Bill

Virginia Senator Gazala Hashmi’s bill, Senate Bill 932which was recently passed by the Senate Education and Health Subcommittee on Jan. 25. Hashmi explains how many psilocybin bills have been introduced…

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Oregon Health Authority Finalizes Rules for Psilocybin Services Act

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) approved the final rule of the Oregon Psilocybin Services Act on December 27. ballot measure 109 Later codified as ORS 475A in November 2020. OHA’s…

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Rat Study Examines Psilocybin as Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Little by little, researchers are investigating the effects of psilocybin on people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and evidence continues to grow showing the compound’s promise in treating symptoms. With…

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Canadian University Granted License To Study Psilocybin Mushrooms

Dr. Max Jones and Dr. Gale Bozzo, two professors at UG’s Ontario Agricultural College (Department of Plant Agriculture), October 25thThis license permits the cultivation of psilocybin mushrooms and was one…

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Researchers Studying Psilocybin as Treatment for Obesity

Based on growing evidence that psilocybin may treat many serious mental health conditions, researchers are now studying the effects of the active ingredients in magic mushrooms on obesity. Previous research…

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New Study Suggests Expectations May Drive Effects of Microdosing Psilocybin

According to the results of a recently published double-blind study by researchers affiliated with the University of Buenos Aires, the positive effects of microdosing of psilocybin may be driven by…

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