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Placebo effect explains benefits of psychedelic microdosing

The biggest placebo-controlled trial of psychedelic medications yet run indicates that the reported psychological benefits of microdosing are in fact explainable by the placebo effect.

Magic mushrooms could treat depression

Bethesda - The so-called ‘magic mushroom’ (the liberty cap mushroom), known for its psychoactive properties, could be the basis for a new antidepressant drug product. This is based on an analysis conducted by the U.S. FDA.

Op-Ed: Microdosing psychedelics — Cure for hacks, hype, or what?

Leiden - Microdosing has been around for years, having been made popular in Silicon Valley and other haunts of creative people. This theory is you can have your trip and avoid risk of bad experiences, while improving your thinking. Hardy har har.

The secret of glow-in-the-dark mushrooms

Moscow - There are mushrooms that appear magical, due to their ability to glow-in-the-dark rather than hallucinogenic properties. The American Association for the Advancement of Science has got to the bottom of how this process works.

Magic mushrooms help those with cancer face death

A science group are proposing that a psychedelic trip is the optimal way to end life. Here a single dose of psilocybin has been shown to increase the feeling of well-being with those with terminal cancer.

Magic mushrooms found in Buckingham Palace grounds

London - British TV gardner Alan Titchmarsh has discovered a species of psychedelic mushroom which causes florid hallucinations growing on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, London, where Queen Elizabeth II lives.

Magic mushrooms transform brain into new hyperconnected state

Scientists have been surprised to find that magic mushrooms transform the entire organization of the brain and rearrange its whole communication system.

Using 'magic mushrooms' to treat anxiety and depression

Psilocybin, the psychedelic component of certain mushroom species, is being investigated for its use in treating anxiety and depression. Scientists have found out that the compound triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

Master Spanish chocolatier arrested for spiked candy

Santa Pola - For those chocolate addicts out there, this particular treat would have been an even bigger high. A master "turronero," or nougat-maker, in Spain has been arrested for making chocolates spiked with the main ingredients of magic mushrooms and marijuana.

First 'magic mushroom' family tree produced

Although popularized by the counter-culture illicit drug taking phase of the 1960s, no official family tree for the "magic mushroom" has existed until now. Using molecular markers, researchers have reconstructed the “magic” mushroom family tree.

PTSD study: Magic Mushroom psilocybin may treat conditioned fear

Researchers have found that low doses of psilocybin, the active substance in magic mushrooms, help mice overcome conditioned fear response, opening up the possibility of use of psilocybin in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Are U.K. drug laws stopping depression drug trials?

A scientist has suggested that medical research is being hampered by restrictions placed on recreational drugs in the U.K.

Police mistake shiitake mushrooms for illegal magic mushrooms

Walterboro - Drug trafficking charges have been dismissed against a South Carolina man after laboratory testing proved the 'magic mushrooms' police seized from the man's home were actually shiitake mushrooms.

Dutch protesters fight to save 'magic mushrooms'

Hundreds of protestors marched the streets of Amsterdam calling the government to stop banning magic mushrooms from shops. Instead of banning they want the Government to educate the proper use of mushrooms.

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A man was arrested for making chocolate candy containing the major ingredients of magic mushrooms an...
A man was arrested for making chocolate candy containing the major ingredients of magic mushrooms and marijuana.
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A 'magic' mushroom, Psilocybe semilanceata.
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Amanita muscaria found growing in Australia
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Hyperconnectivity of brain's neural pathways before and after using magic mushrooms
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Psilocybe mexicana.
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