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Florida could become latest state to study 'magic mushrooms' as mental

Two proposed companion bills in the Florida legislature would, if passed, direct the Florida Department of Health and and the Board of Medicine to study the therapeutic efficacy of three “alternative therapies,” MDMA, psilocybin (the substance found in “magic mushrooms”) and ketamine. The search for treatment of common mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder,… Read More »

California moves closer to decriminalizing psychedelic drugs

SAN DIEGO — California legalized medical marijuana 25 years ago when voters approved an initiative that eventually helped to overturn cannabis prohibition in all but three states today. The legalization movement that brought upmarket marijuana shops to Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco is now focused on psychedelic drugs. A voter initiative to decriminalize… Read More »

Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All

What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder aren’t mental disorders at all? In a compelling new paper, biological anthropologists call on the scientific community to rethink mental illness. With a thorough review of the evidence, they show good reasons to think of depression or PTSD as responses to adversity rather than… Read More »

Alabama Senate approves medical marijuana bill

Alabama senators took only about 15 minutes this afternoon to pass a bill to regulate the production, sales and use of medical marijuana. The legislation would still have to pass the House of Representatives to become law. On a 21-8 vote, the Senate passed the bill by Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence. It would allow doctors… Read More »

Evan Rachel Wood says Marilyn Manson ‘horrifically abused me for years’

“Westworld” actor Evan Rachel Wood, who has testified before Congress about her experience with domestic and sexual violence, said Monday that she was “horrifically” abused by the musician Marilyn Manson, her ex-partner. In a post on Instagram, Wood wrote that Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, “started grooming me when I was a teenager… Read More »