The Trip of a Lifetime

DOSED 2 Screening with Dr. Gabor Maté & Dennis McKenna Q&A

Mark your calendar – DOSED 2: The Trip of a Lifetime is coming to the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver on  August 3rd! 

If you haven’t seen the original DOSED, check it out here. The award-winning documentary follows a woman overcoming opioid addiction with psilocybin and iboga.

DOSED 2 shares the remarkable story of a terminally-ill cancer patient who was granted the right to try psilocybin mushrooms to treat her end of life anxiety.

The special event premiere screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with:

  • Renowned addiction expert and author Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Legendary psychonaut Dennis McKenna
  • Psychedelic therapist (and your fave Daily Mushroom Podcast guest) Dave Phillips
  • Patient Laurie Brooks
  • Filmmakers Tyler Chandler & Nicholas Meyers
  • And more!

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How to Change Your Mind comes to Netflix!

How to Change Your Mind | Official Trailer | Netflix

The most famous book on psychedelics becoming a Netflix series this July 12th.

If you haven’t read Michael Pollan’s best-selling book How to Change Your Mind, you’re missing out. The book provides one of the most comprehensive summaries on the history and future of psychedelic research, covering so many fascinating details that we could never fit in this 5-minute newsletter.

Now, the book is being transformed into a 4 part docu-series on the healing potential of LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, and mescaline. The 

The psychedelics sector gained a ton of traction after the documentary Fantastic Fungi was released — we can only imagine the positive impact this series will have!

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Wtf is wood lovers paralysis?

What is wood lovers paralysis?

While psychedelic research is rapidly advancing, there’s still a lot we don’t know.

For instance, there’s little research on a rare but scary side effect of magic mushrooms called wood lovers paralysis – a condition causing muscle weakness or paralysis for several hours.

The phenomenon only seems to occur after ingesting mushroom species that grow on wood like Psilocybe azurescensPsilocybe cyanescens, and Psilocybe subaeruginosa.

Luckily, companies like Lexston Life Sciences (LEXT) and CaaMTech are beginning to study the genetic makeup of various mushroom species to better understand what causes the condition.

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Children took ayahuasca in ancient Incan ritual

Ritual drug use during Inca human sacrifices on Ampato mountain (Peru): Results of a toxicological analysis

A new study suggests that children in the Incan empire took psychedelics to ease stress before being sacrificed.

Archaeologists discovered the 500 year old remains of two Incan children who were sacrificed as part of a ritual called capacocha.

Capacocha was a common ceremony performed to appease the gods for a variety of purposes, such as to prevent natural disasters.

Toxicology samples revealed that the children, who were around the age of 6, consumed coca leaf and ayahuasca in the final weeks of their lives.

According to the study authors, “the Incas may have consciously used the antidepressant properties of (ayahuasca) to reduce the anxiety and depressive states of the victims.”

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One year of psychedelic news

Today marks 1 year since the Daily Mushroom started!

In honour of our birthday, we’re bringing back our most popular content from the past year.

These were the articles that readers clicked on the most: 

  1. Can weed make your trip better?
  2. Toad venom for Grandma
  3. Psilocybin for gut health
  4. A dose every six months keeps the divorce lawyer away
  5. How psychedelics change your social life
  6. Mushrooms go high fashion
  7. You no longer have to be on your deathbed to eat mushrooms!
  8. Is Elon going to take shrooms to the moon?
  9. Take a DMT trip without the anxiety
  10. Healing racial trauma

And these were the most popular podcast episodes:

  1. A doctor’s view on group psychedelic therapy & microdosing
  2. The truth about psilocybin and the brain
  3. What physicians really think about psilocybin
  4. A special episode: Our host Brett recounts a recent psilocybin therapy session
  5. Functional Mushrooms for Health & Nutrition with FreshCap CEO Tony Shields

Thank you for your support over the past year, it means the world to us 💛

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Free LSD!

Ceruvia Lifesciences to Supply LSD to Qualified Researchers at No Cost

For qualified researchers only… sorry to get your hopes up.

Ceruvia Lifesciences, a private Connecticut-based company, produced the world’s first LSD that meets the FDA’s strict manufacturing standards.

Now, the company is offering the drug to researchers at no cost to increase our knowledge of its potential medical benefits.

Ceruvia has also developed a non-hallucinogenic analog of LSD to target cluster headaches, migraines, and addiction.

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Mircrodosing at work

Why this startup is encouraging employees to microdose psychedelics at work

Shane Health, CEO of the functional mushroom company MUD\WTR, made an open statement allowing employees to microdose at work.

He estimates that about 20% of employees microdose on the job, including himself and senior designer Ryan Rosenthal.

“It’s really good as a designer because we’re really trying to think about the psychology of who’s visiting our platform, and so you can really tap into that and become more empathetic,” Rosenthal explains.

Pro tip: if you accidentally take a bit too much, “it’s nothing that a quick walk and a coconut water can’t fix.” 

MUD\WTR had no current job openings in case you were about to check 😉

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Wiz Khalifa launches shroom brand

Red Light Holland and Superstar Wiz Khalifa to Launch Naturally Occurring Psilocybin and Mushrooms Wellness Brand: Mistercap

In partnership with Red Light Holland (TRIP), multi-platinum rapper Wiz Khalifa is starting a psychedelic and functional mushroom brand called MISTERCAP.

Red Light Holland hopes to leverage Khalifa’s huge following and entrepreneurial success in the cannabis industry to help end the stigma surrounding psilocybin.

The brand will sell:

  • Recreational psilocybin truffles in the Netherlands (potentially expanding to other markets if legalized)
  • Mushroom growing kits in the US, Canada, and Europe (launching by the end of this year)
  • Other functional mushroom products
  • And, of course, merch 

[ Insert reference to Young, Wild & Free ] 

Red Light Holland also announced that it’s starting a new program to provide advice and funding to business owners who are looking to enter Oregon’s legal psilocybin therapy market.

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World’s first psychedelic trade association

Psychedelics Canada Announces The Launch Of The First National Trade Association For Legal Psychedelics Companies

Cybin (CYBN), PharmAla Biotech (MDMA), PharmaTher (PHRM), and 9 other companies joined forces to create Psychedelics Canada – the first ever national trade association for legal psychedelics companies.

The association will speak on behalf of the psychedelics industry to government, the press, and the public to advance psychedelic research and policy change.

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