Seeds With Bone The hollow bone containing the seeds was discovered at a Roman-era settlement in 2017.

Romans Stored Hallucinogenic Seeds in a Vial Made From an Animal Bone

Archaeologists in the Netherlands have discovered a Roman settler’s stash of poisonous seeds, sealed in a hollowed-out animal bone 2,000 years ago. The discovery is the first evidence that Romans in the Netherlands collected and stored seeds from the black henbane plant, a highly toxic member of the nightshade family. While the plant has long

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Kansas City-area politicians pick between war on drugs or treatment when spending opioid settlement cash

Cities and counties in the metro are starting to spend windfalls from legal settlements with companies that made, shipped and sold opioids. While some prioritize law enforcement efforts to reduce drugs on the street, others try to attack demand by getting people into treatment. Johnson County spent the biggest piece of its opioid settlement windfall

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Exploring Genetic Variations in THC Metabolism and Their Impact on Cannabis Use

Recent research from the Medical University of South Carolina sheds light on how genetic differences in THC metabolism may influence individuals’ reactions to cannabis, potentially increasing the risk of developing cannabis use disorder (CUD). The study led by Dr. Rachel Tomko focuses on the enzyme variants involved in metabolizing THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis.

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Missouri Psychedelic Podcast

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Craig Kohler at our last meeting, where I discovered that he had a podcast that explored psychedelics. Through the “Missouri Psychedelic Podcast,” Craig offers a platform where voices from the psychedelic realm articulate the ineffable, sharing insights from scientific breakthroughs to personal transformative journeys. I’m excited to share

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CBS Mornings

How psychedelics are helping many to heal from anxiety, depression and PTSD

Discover the Transformative Power of Psychedelics from CBS Morning’s ‘Psychedelic Renaissance’ Series As we explore the depths of mental health and seek innovative ways to overcome challenges like anxiety and depression, CBS Morning has embarked on an eye-opening journey into the world of psychedelic therapy. In the groundbreaking three-part series titled ‘Psychedelic Renaissance,’ viewers are

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Police demand psychedelic access at UN conference

Police Need Access to Psychedelic Therapy Urgently

Law enforcement officers are on the frontline of our communities, often facing situations that leave enduring marks on their mental health. Yet, the very people tasked with upholding the law may face the biggest barriers in accessing therapies that could alleviate their trauma. In this episode, we’re bringing a panel of experts together—including former police

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The War on Drugs: A Look Back and the Path Forward with MAPS

In the mid-1980s, America was deeply entrenched in its War on Drugs. The media was saturated with sensationalized headlines about the dangers of drug use and trade. One such article, titled “The Losing War Against ‘Designer Drugs’,” was featured in the June 24th, 1985 issue of Business Week. The article discussed the cat-and-mouse game of

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U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw from Houston TX

Dan Crenshaw’s psychedelic therapy bill gets Wild Coalition

Conservative lawmakers don’t typically advocate for loosening drug restrictions, but a bill that Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw recently introduced into the U.S. House does just that. Crenshaw’s bill would direct the Secretary of Defense to fund treatment and studies on drugs like psilocybin and MDMA for active-duty military with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. Private

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