Tag: Psilocybin

Missouri Would Allocate $10 Million from Opioid Settlement to Psilocybin Research in New Budget Bill

The House of Representatives in Missouri has approved a budget bill that allocates $10 million from the state’s opioid settlement funds for research grants. But not just any research grants. These are intended to explore the effectiveness of psilocybin in treating opioid use disorder, which is currently considered a public health crisis in the United […]

Study: 9 in 10 Americans Say Psilocybin Use for Therapy, Well-Being Is ‘Morally Positive’

As the modern-day psychedelic renaissance continues to press on, with myriad research and individual cases showing the merit behind innovative treatments like psilocybin-assisted therapies, it’s hard to deny the potential of this emerging solution.  But as psychedelic reform continues to ripple throughout the nation, what exactly do Americans think of this new therapeutic option? According […]

Study: Psilocybin Weakens Response to Angry Faces

Psilocybin from so-called “magic mushrooms” has the ability to weaken an individual’s response to angry facial expressions, according to a newly published research. The findings are based on the magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, results of more than two dozen “healthy individuals” that assessed “whether amygdala responses to angry, fearful and neutral faces differ between […]

Missouri House Committee Passes Psilocybin Legalization Bill for Military Veterans

The Missouri House Veterans Committee recently passed a medical psilocybin bill that would legalize psilocybin therapy for veterans and also grant funds for research on further therapeutic benefits. Currently the House bill is unpublished, but an identical Senate version of the bill was also passed recently as well. SB-768 was pre-filed in December 2023 by […]

New Mexico Governor Signs Psilocybin Memorial Legislation

Psilocybin proposal Senate Memorial 12 (SM-12) was recently signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. SM-12 is referred to as memorial legislation, which is more of an official request for research, unlike other bill proposals. “A memorial requesting the Department of Health to study the efficacy of using psilocybin mushrooms for therapeutic treatments and the establishment […]

Psilocybin Mushrooms Date Back 65 Million Years to Dinosaur Extinction

We’re seeing a psychedelic renaissance today, especially when it comes to the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, and its potential applications in mental health treatments. Many are well aware that this substance, along with other psychedelics, first saw modern popularity in the West back in the ‘60s and ‘70s. While magic mushrooms were utilized […]

Illinois Lawmaker Files Psilocybin Therapy Legalization Bill

An Illinois state senator recently introduced a bill to legalize the supervised therapeutic use of psilocybin, the primary psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms. The legislation, known as the Compassionate Use and Research of Entheogens (CURE) Act, was introduced by Democratic Senator Rachel Ventura earlier this month. If passed, the legislation (Senate Bill 3695) would legalize […]

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