Psychedelic Science and Medicine news April 19-23

Psychedelic Science and Medicine News: April 19-23

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With each passing week we’re seeing more and more advances in psychedelic research in the scientific and medical fields. As the body of work continues to grow, Truffle Report has compiled a roundup of major medical and scientific news from April 19-23 2021, making it easier for you to track these ongoing developments.

Psychable, the Online Platform for Psychedelic Healthcare, is Live 
April 19, 2021 – Psychable, an online community for people who are interested in legally exploring or offering psychedelic-assisted therapy, has officially launched. The platform provides thousands of listings for psychedelic practitioners across the U.S., Canada, and other locations and aims to be the most comprehensive and trusted resource for those looking to explore the legal use of psychedelics as medicine. 

Beckley Psytech Partners With Fluence to Create Psychedelic Therapy Training Programme
April 20, 2021 – Beckley Psytech has partnered with specialist education platform Fluence to produce professional training materials for administering psychedelic-assisted therapy. The companies will collaborate to develop a manual that will train healthcare professionals in providing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy using synthetic 5-MeO-DMT. 

Psychedelic Research Facility Coming to Norfolk 
April 22, 2021 – New Leaf Canada announced this week that Health Canada has given the green light for its wholly owned subsidiary Psirenity to construct a psilocybin research centre in Norfolk County, Ontario.

NeonMind Announces New Specialty Clinics Division to Deliver Innovative Mental Health Services, Appoints New VP, Corporate Development
April 22, 2021 – NeonMind Biosciences Inc. has announced that it is establishing a medical services division for the delivery of evidence-based innovative treatments for a variety of mental health needs. This will include psychedelic-assisted therapy and other newer treatments for mood disorders such as depression.

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Psychedelic Experience Launches New Website to Help Navigate the World of Psychedelics
April 22, 2021 – Psychedelic Experience will be launching a new website to help aspiring and experienced psychonauts navigate the evolving field of psychedelics. Psychedelic Experience or PEx’s new website will offer users an engaging, community-fueled resource to help them better understand psychedelics and to discover safe and peer-reviewed organizations, retreat centers, guides, shamans, etc.

Massachusetts General Hospital Launches Center to Study Neuroscience of Psychedelics
April 23, 2021 – Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has launched a new center to study the benefits of psychedelics for mental health. The Center for the Neuroscience of Psychedelics will commence its first study, which will examine psilocybin’s efficacy in alleviating rumination in depressed patients, this spring. The researchers will also explore psilocybin’s impact on cognitive and emotional processing, as well as on personality traits that can make individuals prone to mental illness. 

Can you experience #psilocybin withdrawal?

Chemical dependence isn't usually an issue with psychedelics, but it's important to examine your relationship with any substance, particularly one that is fast becoming a mental health fix.

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"Scientists are designing new psychedelic-inspired drugs that don’t yet exist, which might have effects no one can yet describe."

Beckley Psytech leads a new project focused on addressing psychiatric and neurological conditions through the use of psychedelic medicines.

Introduced by Representative @PeterforMO, a new bill in Missouri proposes to significantly decrease penalties for possession of #psychedelics, #cannabis, and other controlled substances.

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#missouri #missourinews #legal #statelaw

Covering psychedelics reform in 2022—and its rapidly growing bipartisan appeal—has been so interesting. Like:

“We don't need to lock up people because they ate some mushrooms” is something a GOP lawmaker in one of the most conservative state legislatures casually just told me.

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