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People are paying $10,000 to trip on magic mushrooms at a retreat in Jamaica. But past struggles with safety and staffing show the difficulty of taking psychedelics mainstream.

MycoMeditations is a psychedelic-retreat company in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, that facilitates 10-day trips where attendees take psychedelic, or “magic,” mushrooms. Recent research has suggested that magic mushrooms, which contain the psychedelic compound psilocybin, could help treat depression and anxiety. Some retreat attendees and colleagues of MycoMeditations’ founder, Eric Osborne, said […]
People are paying $10,000 to trip on magic mushrooms at a retreat in Jamaica. But past struggles with safety and staffing show the difficulty of taking psychedelics mainstream.
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Psychedelics will see a boom much like cannabis. Here’s how entrepreneurs can stay ahead of the curve.

The psychedelics industry is growing as more institutions research their benefits and organisations invest in treatments. Entrepreneurs looking to break into this burgeoning field should consider services targeting psychedelic research and development, like marketing, event planning, legal services, or content creation. There’s also plenty of room to volunteer for organisations […]
Psychedelics will see a boom much like cannabis. Here’s how entrepreneurs can stay ahead of the curve.
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6 celebrities on their wildest psychedelic experiences, from Carrie Fisher flashing tourists to Sting helping a cow give birth

The documentary “Have a Good Trip” on Netflix discusses psychedelic drug research and what it’s like to trip on LSD, “magic” mushrooms, peyote, and other substances. The film is infused with celebrities’ anecdotes from their own psychedelic experiences. Anthony Bourdain, Sting, Sarah Silverman, and others share tales on camera. Visit […]
6 celebrities on their wildest psychedelic experiences, from Carrie Fisher flashing tourists to Sting helping a cow give birth
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Gwyneth Paltrow sent her employees to take psychedelic mushrooms in Jamaica. One staffer said she felt like she’d undergone 5 years of therapy.

On January 24, Netflix debuted its new docuseries “The Goop Lab,” which follows staffers from Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle and wellness company Goop as they try various alternative healing methods. Episode 1 featured a guided experience on ‘magic’ mushrooms at a retreat in Jamaica, where psilocybin is illegal but unregulated. Research […]
Gwyneth Paltrow sent her employees to take psychedelic mushrooms in Jamaica. One staffer said she felt like she’d undergone 5 years of therapy.
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Researchers went to festivals to study psychedelic drugs and found they left people feeling happy and connected hours after the high wore off

1,200 Americans and Brits self-reported feelings of positivity and increased social connectedness while on psychedelics. The study took place over a series of music festivals, where participants said they had transformative experiences. This is part of a resurgence in research on psychedelics and their possible health benefits. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
Researchers went to festivals to study psychedelic drugs and found they left people feeling happy and connected hours after the high wore off
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Denver votes to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms. Here’s what that means.

On May 7, Denver, Colorado, residents voted on a ballot initiative to make psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, decriminalized in the city. After appearing headed for defeat, the measure reportedly passed. The final results are still unofficial and will not be certified until May 16. The initiative makes […]
Denver votes to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms. Here’s what that means.
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Denver could soon become the first US city to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms

On May 7, Denver, Colorado, residents will vote on whether to decriminalize psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in “magic” mushrooms. Decriminalizing the illegal substance could help keep families together and encourage more research on psilocybin’s medical uses, Kevin Matthews, the Decriminalize Denver campaign director, told INSIDER. In a phone poll of […]
Denver could soon become the first US city to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms
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Researchers think magic mushrooms could have the potential to treat depression

In November 2018, researchers at Johns Hopkins published a paper urging the federal government to make psilocybin, the main psychoactive element in magic mushrooms, legally available in clinical settings, Business Insider reported. Previous studies support this suggestion, finding patients to be less anxious and in better moods after using psilocybin. […]
Researchers think magic mushrooms could have the potential to treat depression
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A top psychedelic scientist says ‘the climate’s looking good’ for magic mushrooms and MDMA to turn into medicines at a gathering of the world’s billionaires

The prospects are improving for turning psychedelics into approved medical treatments. Speaking this week at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, a leading neuroscientist said drugs like magic mushrooms and MDMA are moving closer to regulatory approval. If given the green light, the drugs could be used […]
A top psychedelic scientist says ‘the climate’s looking good’ for magic mushrooms and MDMA to turn into medicines at a gathering of the world’s billionaires
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Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Possession of psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, is a felony. “Magic” mushrooms are classified as a Schedule 1 drug, a category used for substances that don’t have a medicinal benefit. Some recent studies suggest that psilocybin could be helpful for people with anxiety, depression, and alcoholism. In Denver, […]
Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms