"In 2017 @labatebia was invited to make a selection of ‘state of the art’ #socialscience references on #ayahuasca and other #plantmedicines. We thought that we would share it here. Notwithstanding, any selection is inherently narrow and limited. With this in mind, the following are some of our favorites:"
“The #cannabisindustry is at a unique turning point, turning within a dramatically short time frame from a pariah to a main-stage industry. Some 35 countries have already legalized #cannabis to a certain extent, either [for] #medicalmarijuana or sometimes even #recreational use,” he said.
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak
"#Cannabusiness is big business. The worldwide market (did you know Uruguay was the first country to legalize pot completely?) increased by a stunning 37% in 2018, and global spending this year is estimated to reach $57 billion (about two-thirds recreational and one-third medicinal if you’re curious).
Stock analysts consider the #marijuanamarket one of the safest bets out there."
Check out some of the best ideas for the 2020 SXSW Cannabusiness track.
"For a patient now to receive #medicalcannabis in #Brazil he must go through the bureaucratic process: it means going to a doctor who knows how to prescribe #cannabis and make all the documents for this patient to get and apply for authorization.
After 52 days the authorization arrives and then he can buy and use the products. For a person with a very bad condition,–he cannot wait for 52 days, plus 10 days to receive his medication. So they go to the black market."
"Mainstream agriculture is about to revolutionize #marijuana. But old-school, pre-legalization #cannabis growers fear they’ll be snuffed out in the process.
Over the past 50 years, cannabis #breeding has been an experimental, crowdsourced project.That’s not to say that breeders aren’t developing proprietary strains—they are.
The backlash in the industry has been fierce. Let's see if #Phylos can deliver on all the promises it has made to small-scale breeders and #growers."
"#Quanah recognized that the #peyote #religion needed to accommodate itself within the #Protestant culture. He framed the #TipiCeremony, not as a rival of the prayer meeting, but a complement to them. He resisted #Christian conversion to the end, but he spoke its language fluently, and he presented #peyote as a distinctively #Indian expression of the same higher truth.
'the White man goes into his church house and talks about Jesus, but the Indian goes into his #tipi and talks to #Jesus.'”
"This photo from the #Smithsonian record people of the #PlainsTribes.. It was taken in the chill of a Nov/1893 morning after an all-night meeting that brought the two great champions of the emerging #peyote #religion— one Indian, one White—together for the 1st time.
The exchange of peyote between #Quanah and #Mooney cemented a bond of trust. It was a transmission between worlds: from millennia of sacred tradition to the clinical gaze of Western modernity."
CBD’s medicinal efficacy might require a particular dose range. Intriguingly, this Goldilocks Zone differs for each disorder.
[...The] lowest dose had a moderate anti-anxiety effect, the second-lowest dose had the greatest anti-anxiety effect, the third dose had a moderate effect, and the highest dose had no effect.
"The quick roll-out of the #medicalmarijuana program in #Oklahoma has ensured that the state’s small businesses will have a chance to gain traction and survive until federal law changes and a national market opens. Thus far, the #homegrown #cannabis market has proven more lucrative for Oklahoma in comparison to other state level programs, which are typically more expensive, more restrictive, and more favorable to cartel-like production and distribution schemes."
"A pesquisa brasileira tem o apoio da ONG americana #Maps (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), que há mais de três décadas investiga o potencial terapêutico de substâncias psicodélicas e reivindica a legalização de usos em psicoterapia.
Pesquisadores brasileiros estão selecionando pacientes para o primeiro estudo clínico da América Latina, previsto para iniciar ainda esse mês."
"Our psychological heart’s blood is #love…Yet more deeply—as a precondition or foundation for love—I think that there lies another optimization, and optimization in our attitude toward #pain.
I believe that all our emotional problems have to do with a wrong attitude toward pain… Consequently, much of our learning to live right—the “gate to happiness,” we might say—lies in finding another attitude toward pain, another way of being face to face with pain."
7 tactics of pro-democracy #HongKong protesters
💧 be water
protests swarm to shut down one target after another
🌐 open-source protest
on the spot voting via telegram polls
after Telegram DDoS, turn to AirDrop and other P2P tools
✌️ sign language
hand signals and literal signs facilitate supply transfers
😢 🙅 neutralize tear gas
smother canisters w/ traffic cones, wet rags
🚶 avoid stampedes
1-2 1-2 chant to retreat safely
Hi all... Just wanted to announce that I've started a little #meditation #forum (Psychonaut's Salon) over at my (very new) website: https://www.theflophouse.co.uk It's early days but if anyone would like to be part of an informal digital #sangha discussing modern #dharma #practice and personal #experiences, please feel welcome to create a profile and post. #nonduality #Buddhism #inclusion
A Brief History of Queer #Psychedelia
"#Psychedelic experience in the modern era has always been #queer—not just in the sense of being enchanted, wayward, and weird, but in the more concrete sense that queerfolk have fundamentally shaped the substance, style,& #spirituality of the psychedelic #underground.
The mass arc of the #counterculture, from the 60s to now, is inconceivable without all manner of psychedelicized style queens, love-bomb DJs, and Dionysian mystics."
We are living on a psychedelic substrate, with a SetAndSetting of extractive #CorporateCapitalism."
"One fascinating insight we have gained about psychedelics is that they affect a part of the brain called the default mode network – an area that is known for causing repetitive behavior and destructive tendencies. When psychedelics are administered, we see them effectively quiet down this area, somehow allowing users to escape detrimental patterns of thought. "
"The #YanghaiTombs near #Turpan, Xinjiang-Uighur Region, #China have recently been excavated to reveal the 2700-year-old grave of a Caucasoid #shaman whose accoutrements included a large cache of #cannabis, superbly preserved by climatic and burial conditions.
#CarlosSantana: "Oh totally. You can tell by my body language. I’m wrestling with the #guitar — not wrestling in conflict, but like a surfer, wrestling to maintain and sustain a balance. That’s the key to everything in life. Whether you’re straight or on #mescaline, maintain your composure and your #balance."
"I didn’t hear the term #plantmedicine or really begin to have a deep reverence for it until I tried #ayahuasca. It changed my life, making me aware of unhealthy patterns of behavior/thought I’d been carrying around since I was a kid. There’s a deep connection between this sort of personal healing and the healing of the planet at-large. Often, selfishness, fear, and other harmful behaviors are a result of people responding to a deep internal pain that needs to be healed."
I affirm the social value of the #Psychedelic Culture. The short-term promise is to take care of human suffering, but in the long run it is to redesign society.
Mastodon da Ecologia Digital.
Construindo o ambiente digital público ~ comum ~, em prol de um ‘movimento ambiental para a rede [Internet]” -> #ecodigital
"Tal como o meio-ambiente, o domínio público (ou comum) precisa ser 'inventado' antes de ser salvo." - James Boyle, criador do ‘ambientalismo para a rede’