MAPS celebrates bday with 30,000 doses of MDMA

MAPS Places Fully Validated, Multi-Kilogram Synthesis of MDMA in the Public Domain

MAPS developed the first validated method of synthesizing MDMA on an industrial scale while meeting Good Manufacturing Practices. And better yet, they are placing the process in the public domain to promote scientific advances and patient access. 

The 4-step process produces up to 5 kg of MDMA (or roughly 30,000 doses) with 99.9% purity.

With MDMA expected to be FDA-approved next year, this advancement comes at the perfect time to meet the growing demand for the drug 👏

Today is MAPS’ 36th birthday 🥳 See all that they’ve accomplished here.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies – MAPS

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The most intense psychedelic could be perfect for new moms

Field Trip Health Ltd. Granted US Patent Covering Novel Psychedelic Molecule FT-104

Field Trip Health (FTRP) was granted a US patent for its formulation of 4-HO-DiPT (aka Isoprocin Glutarate), an extremely intense psychedelic lasting 2-3 hours. 

Field Trip will begin a Phase I safety trial within 3 months with hopes that it will lead to Phase II trials on treatment-resistant depression and postpartum depression.

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New mushroom species + psilocybin for cows 🐄

New species of psychedelic mushroom believed to live in Kakadu National Park

We’d love to hear what PETA thinks of this idea…

Alistair McTaggart, a University of Queensland researcher, discovered what he believes is a new species of psychedelic mushroom in one of Australia’s biggest national parks.

When interviewed on the finding, he brought attention to an “under-explored” use of psilocybin: animal welfare. 

“Psilocybin has use in [treating] anxiety in humans, we don’t understand the effects of psilocybin on animals very well, but I think of slaughterhouses and what this could mean for the meat [processing] industry,” McTaggart explains. 

Who knows, maybe we’ll start seeing beef advertised as “shroom-fed” 🤷‍♀️

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Here’s something to ponder on your next trip…

.New study explores relationship between psychedelics and consciousness

A new Johns Hopkins study found that mystical psychedelic experiences are linked to changes in peoples’ beliefs about consciousness. 

After a single psychedelic experience, people were much more likely to attribute consciousness to animals, insects, fungi, plants, and even inanimate objects. However, psychedelics had no effect on beliefs about free will or superstition.

What do you think — do mushrooms have consciousness?


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