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Psychedelic Compound Psilocybin from Magic Mushrooms Produce in Yeast

Scientists prove that psilocybin, a potential drug for treating depression and other psychological conditions can be produced in yeast. Psilocybin mushrooms have been found to have minimal harmful effects and could potentially benefit those with depression. But they remain illegal even though they offer a…

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Move Over, Marijuana: Psychedelic Drugs Could Be the Next Big Thing

By Aaron Kesel Several companies that are developing medical treatments from psychedelic drugs like LSD, ketamine, and psilocybin—the active ingredient in magic mushrooms—are getting ready to list on Canadian stock exchanges. One of those companies, Mind Medicine Inc., has been involved in clinical trials of…

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Company Trademarks the Word “Psilocybin,” Angering Decriminalization Advocates

By Elias Marat In an unsettling sign of potential things to come, last week a company successfully trademarked the word “psilocybin”—yes, the same word for the psychoactive compound of the popular psychedelic “magic mushrooms.” The company, Psilocybin—or rather, Psilocybin™—is actually a chocolatier that doesn’t even…

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Ayahuasca Compound Changes Brainwaves to Vivid ‘Waking-Dream’ State

Scientists have peered inside the brain to show how taking DMT affects human consciousness by significantly altering the brain’s electrical activity. DMT (or dimethyltryptamine) is one of the main psychoactive constituents in ayahuasca, the psychedelic brew traditionally made from vines and leaves of the Amazon…

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