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Can increased use of psychedelics lead to more hospitalisations and emergency room visits?

By Gabriel García on March 1, 2024

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the use of psychedelics, accompanied by a wave of decriminalisation initiatives in several cities and states. At the same time, the FDA’s gradual approval of psychedelic-assisted therapies has signalled a shift in the perception of these substances from taboo to potential therapeutic tools. However, amid this evolving landscape, concerns have been raised about the impact of increased psychedelic use on public health.

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The potential of psychedelics on sexual function

By Gabriel García on February 23, 2024

There has long been anecdotal speculation about the impact of psychedelics on sexual function, but until now, scientific evidence has been scant. However, a recent study by researchers at the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London has shed light on this issue, showing that hallucinogenic mushrooms, LSD and other psychoactive compounds may play a role in improving sexual function, even months after the psychedelic experience. The main aim of the study was to examine the effects of psychedelics on sexual function, as well as on individual perceptions of sexual relationships, sexual exploration and spirituality.

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DXM, psilocybin and its potential therapeutic effects

By Gabriel García on February 16, 2024

In a pioneering study, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have opened new doors to the treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders by unconventional means. Their recent study, published in the prestigious journal Psychedelic Medicine, sheds light on the promising benefits of high doses of DXM (dextromethorphan) and psilocybin - substances previously relegated to the realm of recreational or taboo use - when administered in a controlled and supportive environment.

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California Lawmakers Propose Bill to Legalise Therapeutic Use of Psychedelic Mushrooms

By Gabriel García on February 9, 2024

On 9 February 2024, California lawmakers took a bold step towards the future of mental health by introducing Senate Bill (SB)1012, an initiative that could transform the state’s therapeutic landscape. Known as the “Regulated Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Act”, the bill’s main goal is to allow the therapeutic use of psychedelic mushrooms under professional supervision. Senator Scott Wiener, along with Assemblymen Josh Lowenthal and Marie Waldron, are the main drivers of this initiative, which seeks to address the shortcomings of the current mental health system in California.

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