Psychedelic Drugs Hold Medical Promise: A Summary

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The DEA and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration maintain that there is insufficient research to justify recategorization from Schedule I. This stance creates a catch-22 by basing the decision on the need for more research while limiting the ability of scientists to conduct that research. The June report recommends transferring responsibility for drug scheduling from the DEA to another agency or nongovernmental organization without a history of anti-drug bias, such as the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. No matter how it happens, until the drugs are reclassified, bringing psychedelics from research into clinical practice will be an uphill battle.

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A 1914 Trip Report of Psilocybin Mushrooms

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A 1914 Trip Report of Psilocybin Mushrooms

This is featured on Psychedelic Frontier.  The following report is from the September 18, 1914 issue of Science magazine, generously contributed to Erowid by archivist Michael Horowitz, as a silvered, heavily-aged copy from old microfiche. This stands out as one of the earliest known experience reports for psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Although the author identifies the mushrooms as Panaeolus papilionaceus, Paul Stamets suggests that Verrill’s identification may have been wrong and the mushrooms might have instead been Panaeolus subbalteatus.

The faces appeared in all sorts of bright and even intense colors–so intense that I could only liken them to flames of fire, in red, purple, green and yellow colors, like fireworks.

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Upcoming Conferences

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For those that are interested and want to be around people with open minds:

1. The World Ayahuasca Conference will be held from September 25-27 in Ibiza, Spain

“The World Ayahuasca Conference 2014, organized by the ICEERS Foundation, aims to be a multidisciplinary event that brings together leading scientists, legal experts, practitioners. environmentalists and other experts involved in the ayahuasca field, facilitating the interchange of experience and knowledge, and the birth of new synergies and collaborations through the formal presentations and round tables, workshops and debates, as well as the informal events of the conference.”

2. Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics will be held from October 10-12 in New York City

“Horizons is an annual forum for learning about psychedelics in New York City. Its goal is to open a fresh dialogue on their role in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and creativity. 2014 is its eighth year.”

The Liebster Award!

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The Liebster Award!

DailyMindGrind has been nominated for the Liebster Award, an award which recognizes website writers and allows them to nominate additional writers. Thank you to Eusociality Site for the nomination.

The tradition of the Liebster Award is for the writer to list facts about themselves, answer questions provided by the nominator, nominate 11 additional writers, and ask them a new set of questions.

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