Today, President Biden pardoned all prior federal and D.C. offenses of simple marijuana possession.
@POTUS also called on governors to pardon simple state marijuana possession offenses.
Additionally, @POTUS asked @SecBecerra and the Attorney General to initiate the process of reviewing how marijuana is scheduled under federal law. Marijuana is currently classified at the same level as heroin – and above fentanyl.
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just saw this and came by to drop a link but ol’ Pete was ON IT!
I’m actually shocked that this comes from Joe Biden.
I’m not shocked that it has come to be because it is long overdue. The folks on this couch (and the man that gave us the couch to sit on!) sure helped get us here – props to all!
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Largest trial data compilation to date confirms psilocybin to be an effective and symptom free treatment of major depression:
Agreed. If you feel pissed off and drive like a bucking bull with its ass on fire—if you are depressed . . . if you are fidgety because of the War, Mushrooms. I see all this late 1930s WWII(I)-drenched chaos mixed with 1970s-style rising inflation (war debt/shortages) making people go insane, and Mushrooms are a good way to reduce road rage and the anger at the other voting for the wrong folk. Remember, the Fed has assets so large it makes our debt look small, like a fixed rate mortgage . . . BUT what are on the Bank’s balance sheets after everybody wanted a FREE Lunch. Uncertainty needs mushrooms. And I don’t think the church needs to worry about ‘Believers’ turning into ‘doubters’ . . . if anything, its been like a steroid shot for spiritual beliefs for me.
On Halloween, I did a 2.5 gram dose of mushrooms during the daytime via lemon tecking. Empty stomach and mushrooms pulverized in an espresso bean grinder. This time I had no tea bags and just dumped the powder into the electric grinder’s lid and then I drowned the dust and bits with lemon juice for about 15-20 minutes . . . boiled the water in a coffee maker with two packets of ginger tea, extra ginger (nausea), cinnamon, honey and just a bit of creamer–let the water cool a bit–strained the mushroom juice into the cup of tea–drank and in 45minutes begin the peak and for 3-4 hours, got a really good trip and a come down that just hits you with visuals soon going away . . . just in time for pizza and watching the kids walk down the street dressed up as modern day characters–many I’ll never know or understand.
The outdoors is my go-to on shrooms and Fall colors are the best on them. Most of the time I listen to music, but the woods were thick with deer, squirrels, and the sounds of bagpipes–highly influenced by early 1950s country music, Oktoberfest polkas, and lots of late 70s-early 80s Grateful Dead.
PTSD would be better treated with twice-a-month doses of mushrooms of strengths determined by the user. Most of the time I want an 8th of shrooms –sometimes I’ll take 8grams and other times I just want 2 or a bit more. Lemon juice just makes it easier to do without having to spend longer than 4 hours and that fourth hour is a part of the come-down–it don’t last long and I can’t think of anybody who goes back to the old ways of taking shrooms after they’ve done lemon tecking . . . makes it more like acid instead of just slowly coming up–being there and then slowly coming down . . . who’s got 6hrs to waste? What other medicine helps you travel back in time to witness the rocky barren earth turn into life and ride in a WWII bomber with a group of boys who never made it back to base in England, 1945?
I’ve had really good results with psilocybin. It’s about time. I’ve had major depression since age 11, and only within the last few years has anything been made easily available that proves really effective for treatment resistant varieties of the syndrome. Here in the Bay Area I can at least buy shrooms right off the shelf. What I can’t find on the shelf right now in this era of pandemics is shoe polish. Oh well.
The research study I posted above indicates that a stair-way-to-heaven dose of at least 25 milligrams is sufficient for having a lasting effect. Makes sense I suppose. Enjoyment is therapy.
…”I’ve had really good results with psilocybin.”…
That’s good to know and hear. What’s your dosing and dosing frequency?
This drug-war thang could take a bad turn if we end up with a bunch of right-wing nut jobs in the mid-terms. I suspect for 2024 Trump is done. But If he returns he’s talked about executing drug dealers. In that environment, culturally advanced pockets where psilocybin is legal could see drastic and dramatic changes to policy. That would really suck.
Any idea how 25 mg of (psilocin) compares to grams of dried mushrooms?
A psilocybin treatment for me is once every two to three months depending on what’s happened in my life and how I feel about it. I also boost the effects with a daily dose of escitalopram and weed, both effective anti-depressants. A long period of severe stress like the present election cycle will require a more immediate treatment. As for determining the number of milligrams in a dose, I can’t say. I take enough of it to have a noticeable response (trip) in a quiet setting. The next time I pick some up I’ll ask the supplier if they’ve determined or know the dosage per shroom or weight of material.
As for the fascists, even if they seize power in the short term, they never keep it. They make too many enemies.
I confronted this crap in the 60s and 70s. It’s purely tribal. They lost it then, they’ll lose it in the near future. A good read on the present political situation is a book by Bill Bishop called “The Big Sort”, which explores tribalism from socio-cultural-anthropological point of view. Knowing what’s happening and why helps counter it.
For Son of Sam Walton. Sorry to go off-topic on this. Do you have any experience or knowledge with Kratom? I’m looking for pain management. In an article at Project CBD former medical dude at Americans for Safe Access Jahan Marcu PhD called Kratom “the CBD of opiates.”
I’ve tried a few beginner doses and met with mild euphoria. Anyone reading this that has Kratom insights is welcome to reply.
NorCal, there was a moment when Dispos were dishing out a dozen or so pills of Kratom (two different kinds to pick from for this or that reason) for free in our early days for first-time customers and I found that a few helped with sleep. Then again, way before Oklahoma medicalized their cannabis, we had kratom in the form of tar and you could smoke it and it would act like a 5mg dose of a Lortab. So, I’m probably the wrong person to ask with just a handful of experiences with it . . . I found it too weak to ever give me any desire to ever buy it back in the cheap K2 fake pot and $60 an 8th illegal pot days, so I only do it if it is for free.
And, Kratom’s use has only been in recorded history since the 1800s, right–mostly due to the Opium Wars? And the locals of the region have long ingested and used the native plants, fish, and animals that could have offered the bodies a natural ‘cure’ from long-term harms found in the drug if there are any negative side effects . . . or it could be just fine. Like large doses of nutmeg will make you trip really hard, but doing it over time is bad for the liver. We don’t know all about it and the reason why is probably its short history of use is due to cannabis, booze, and opium already being prevalent in that region.
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“Deputy Faiivae tested three bags found in a suspect’s car using a portable narcotics analyzer in the back of the patrol vehicle…the first two bags tested presumptive positive for fentanyl…when he stood up ‘he began to feel lightheaded and fell down’…he was administered four doses of Narcan…Deputy Faiivae’s field training officer recounted that Deputy Faiivae ‘was OD’ing the whole way to the hospital.'” […]
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Full article at MedPage Today – “Fear, Loathing, and Fentanyl Misinformation — Misleading fentanyl narratives are pervasive and cause very real harm”:
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You guys are tripping all over your limp dicks praising Biden’s decree. But just how many prisoners were released? Zero.
Sad to witness a once-influential site devolve into such nonsensical and partisan gibberish.
Yeah, I should instead trip over my massive, hard dick while insisting that Tr*mp is going to legalize because he’s a “businessman” while I change his diapers.
Or, now that I think of it, I could instead not be a treason-apologist moron Nazi enabler.
And yet, you are.
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