sasha-panarin-yV7fc5OpvkY-unsplash-scaled-1700x956

Psychedelics Therapy is Becoming More Popular

In our last article, we discussed how psychedelics therapy is on the move towards legalization. Here in the United States, it is still federally illegal. But, psychedelics are gaining attention across the globe. Other countries, such as Isreal, are making way for psychedelic therapy to be more legal and accessible. Read on about psychedelics’ trip across the globe.

Psychedelics Therapy Gaining Global Attention

Now that marijuana legalization is gaining more momentum and on a roll, the legalization movement shifts its focus onto psychedelics. This includes mushrooms, LSD, acid, and ecstasy/molly. As mentioned before, researchers are discovering how to use these drugs for medicinal purposes. Because of this, some countries have legalized mushroom possession and/or culvation. Brazil, Austria, Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Nepal, and Samoa all legalized mushrooms.  In the Netherlands, they are legal as long as they are in the form of a truffle. In the Philippines, the legal status is ambiguous. Decriminalized in Portugal. Legal to grow in South Africa and Sri Lanka. In other areas, it can be illegal but either not enforced or grey areas of legalization, and exceptions. In some areas where it’s legal, it’s still illegal to sell or distribute it.

Nextal Therapeutics

Even in areas where it’s still federally illegal, approved research can still take place as countries start to open up to the idea of psychedelics therapy. In Isreal, Nextal Therapeutics is aiming to treat depression and other clinical disorders with psilocybin mushrooms. They will use technology to better control hallucinogens (the “trippy” chemical). Therefore, the state of mind will be better monitored and controlled, even when altered. Established in 1982, they are a global company, so hopefully, they can knock down the stigma that psychedelics are bad around the world.

Australia just kicked off their trippy journey by launching their psychedelics research institute, The Psychae Institute. Scientists and researchers from around the world will get together and get those mushrooms growing in the land down under. Apparently, while headquartered in Melbourne, this is the first global institute to focus on using psychedelics to cure mental illness. We will be keeping up with them and their discoveries!

Originally published by Redwood Creative

ed-van-duijn-dpDXYWj8oas-unsplash-scaled-2550x1434

Psychedelics’ Big Breathrough

Globally, we are experiencing a shift to all-natural products. This includes food, soap, cleaning products, and much more. Now, we are picking up on all-natural medicine. Starting with CBD and THC, we are also seeing psilocybin mushrooms and other psychedelics as a replacement for pharma drugs. Read on to see how.

Psychedelics Medicine

Psychedelic research has been around since the 1960s, but only in top government facilities. Now, western medicine is looking into it. John Hopkins is currently leading psychedelic medicine research right now. MAPS is another major research group. They are both looking into psilocybin (magic) mushrooms (also called “shrooms”), LSD, acid, and ecstasy. While all of these are still federally illegal, these drugs will probably follow the same law trend as marijuana. Right now, mushrooms are decriminalized in Denver, CO, and Portland, OR.

The focus is to treat mental problems. Psychedelics can cause an increase in happiness, so it can kill a depression spell. In more serious sessions, they will use them to help the patient face personal issues and resolve them. Thus, it can create true inner peace and contentment. Hopefully, it can be used to help our soldiers recover from PTSD, and help others who have gone through traumatic moments. These treatments have no lasting negative side effects and likely do not affect other medications, unlike pharmaceutical drugs. John Hopkins and MAPS are also studying other uses and treatments, such as cancer and pain relief.

The movement is picking up and spreading! In 2019, Johnson & Johnson released a ketamine-derived nasal spray. There are conferences all over the world discussing it and giving psychedelics more momentum. There will be a major conference in Colorado in 2023. Let us know what you think about the psychedelic medicine movement! Are you ready to ditch harmful pharmaceutical drugs?

Originally published by Redwood Creative