This Week in Psychedelics

San Francisco city council voted unanimously to decriminalize psychedelics; Georgia lawmakers talked next steps for psychedelics research for military veterans.

September 9, 2022

This Week...

San Francisco lawmakers unanimously approved a measure calling for the decriminalization of psychedelics. Check it out:

Experts and people with personal experience with psychedelic treatment testified before the Georgia House Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee, sharing information about emerging research into the medical value of entheogenic substances and the long-term benefits they may have for conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here’s more:

The Biological Psychiatry Journal recently published a study that analyzed LSD-assisted therapy in patients with anxiety and without a life-threatening illness.  Here’s what they found:

Did You Know?

Did you know that there are two known cases of someone dying from a nutmeg overdose?

Nutmeg, when consumed in large quantities, has psychedelic effects. The first reported case of nutmeg intoxication occurred in 1576, when a pregnant English woman ingested 10 or 12 nutmeg nuts. In addition to producing hallucinations, nutmeg intoxication also results in nausea, drowsiness, dizziness and delirium lasting several days.

But the unpleasantness of the trip hasn’t deterred some, usually “persons with limited access to other drugs,” from using nutmeg recreationally. In Illinois, there were thirty-two documented cases of nutmeg poisoning over a ten year period—fifteen of them intentional. And in at least two cases, the nutmeg user has died.

You can read more about the spice/drug here.