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Reconsidering LSD and other psychedelic drugs for treating depression and anxiety

There is a movement underway to reconsider how LSD and other psychedelic drugs are regulated. If restrictions were loosened, these ...
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Replacing the ‘magic mushroom’: Engineered bacteria more efficient at producing hallucinogenic compound psilocybin

Psilocybin mushrooms, popularly known as magic mushrooms, are famous as psychedelic purveyors of trippy epiphanies and cathartic giggle fits. But ...
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Chasing a brain boost through psychedelic microdosing? Scientific support is ‘patchy, lacking’, review says

The practice of taking small, regular doses of psychedelic drugs to enhance mood, creativity, or productivity lacks robust scientific evidence ...
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Inside the quest to find a place in modern medicine for magic mushrooms as a treatment for depression, other mental illnesses

Today, with a net worth of roughly $400 million accrued through various enterprises, [German financier Christian] Angermayer is one of ...
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How the rush to decriminalize magic mushrooms could hurt psychedelic drug research

Welcome to a murky new front in the war to bring psychedelics out of the shadows and into both legal ...
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‘Suicide’ headaches? Magic mushrooms or LSD could offer relief

Hallucinogenic drugs, particularly lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin, are classified as Schedule 1, but scientists and physicians believe they ...
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The stuff that ‘makes magic mushrooms so magic’ moves closer to FDA approval for treating depression

The active ingredient that makes magic mushrooms so magic—the psychedelic drug psilocybin—is one step closer to becoming a legal treatment for ...
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Microdosing claims put to the test: Researchers looking at psilocybin mushrooms for depression

Microdosing involves taking roughly one-tenth the “trip” dose of a psychedelic drug, an amount too little to trigger hallucinations but ...
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Examining the curious genes behind ‘magic mushrooms’

"One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small,” sang Grace Slick in Jefferson Airplane’s classic White Rabbit, conjuring ...