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29 Quotes about Living and Loving on MDMA from the Book, “Listening to Ecstasy”

29 Quotes about Living and Loving on MDMA from the Book, “Listening to Ecstasy”

From what it feels like to what it does for one’s mental state, author and psychotherapist Charley Wininger gives some compelling reasons to try MDMA. Here are some of our favourite quotes from his book, “Listening to Ecstasy: The Transformative Power of MDMA.” Purchase the book from Amazon or Simon & Schuster. On November 13th, come to the virtual book launch—it's free and it's going to be fun and illuminating. Attend the Listening to Ecstasy Zoom Book Launch featuring …

Bleak New World, Report Confirms COVID-19 Restrictions Are to Blame for Canada’s Increasing Depression

Actions to control the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and shutdowns did the job to help flatten the curve of rising caseloads. However, those same measures have led to the deterioration of the population's overall mental health, according to a new study recently released by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) that confirms that the pandemic's health consequences wouldn't end at the virus. The detailed PHAC report paints a gloomy picture of a …

Re-up October 30: How Will the US Election Affect the Psychedelics Industry?

Re-up October 30: How Will the US Election Affect the Psychedelics Industry?

These past two weeks Alan Aldoua has been grateful to share some positive news (for a change) while attempting to shout above the negative din of the US election. Most pressing we are eager to get lovers of psychedelics, as well as the "psychedelic-curious", to join Charley Wininger's virtual interactive zoom booklaunch, November 13.Charley and a group of special guests, including Sarah Rose Siskind, will welcome the arrival of his new book "Listening to Ecstasy: …

How could establishing “connection” via psychedelic medicine help 4 Canadian cancer patients?

How could establishing “connection” via psychedelic medicine help 4 Canadian cancer patients?

There is mounting evidence that establishing connections via psychedelic medicine like psilocybin mushrooms can help palliative care patients with end-of-life dread. Psilocybin is a psychedelic compound in multiple species of mushrooms and, although the evidence is mostly anecdotal, experts are confident in it's use for terminally-ill patients. TheraPsil, a non-profit coalition of health-care professionals, patients, and advocates who are working to gain legal access to the psychedelic medicine, psilocybin, on compassionate grounds, and they've spent the last …

More cannabis stores, but no delivery? Ontario residents are not going to be happy with how they can purchase legal weed

More cannabis stores, but no delivery? Ontario residents are not going to be happy with how they can purchase legal weed

The following content appears on LegalSender.ca, a website created by us to show our support for the cannabis stores in Ontario who wish to continue providing cannabis retail delivery and click-and-collect services, and the Ontario residents who also want their cannabis delivered. Please visit Legal Sender to show your support by sharing the message below.The Cannabis Retail Issue in Ontario.Allowing cannabis stores to provide curbside pickup and delivery of retail cannabis in Ontario has helped give consumers safe …

NORML Canada: 3 Massive Ways COVID-19 Put Canada’s Cannabis Reform Into Warp Speed

NORML Canada: 3 Massive Ways COVID-19 Put Canada’s Cannabis Reform Into Warp Speed

Written by Alex Krause for the NORML Canada newsletter. Edited for this blog. On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global health pandemic as COVID-19 cases began to pop up in jurisdictions worldwide. On Monday, March 16th, Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would be closing our borders with the US. The very next day, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, decided to call into effect a complete province-wide lockdown in response to public concern over …

Canada Day Tripping & What Psychedelics the 5 of Us Enjoying Today

Canada Day Tripping & What Psychedelics the 5 of Us Enjoying Today

Happy Canada Day! As we emerge from the turtle shell of isolation, connection and socialization is exceptionally important and not always easy to do from 6+ feet away. Part of returning to “normalcy” requires a reframing what normal is and what we can do for ourselves to cope in a world that is, quite frankly, abnormal. Canada Day means time outdoors, with friends, and food, and maybe a seat for the fireworks show. This year, it seems …

Thanks Netflix—”Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics” Is the Acid Flashback We Needed

Thanks Netflix—”Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics” Is the Acid Flashback We Needed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmQygtqDLHs Netflix's celebrity-packed documentary explores the wonders of the world's preeminent psychedelics substances. If you’ve ever wanted to listen to Natasha Lyonne, Anthony Bourdain, Ben Stiller, Nick Offerman, and Sarah Silverman discuss LSD, Netflix has a new offering for you. It’s called “Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics,” and it captures moments like A$AP Rocky telling a story about the time acid made a rainbow shoot out from his penis. The documentary is available on Netflix as of …

Microdose Virtual Psychedelic Conference 2020, Day 1

Microdose Virtual Psychedelic Conference 2020, Day 1

One week ago, Alan Aldous was deep into a two-day virtual psychedelic conference that momentarily connected scientists, advocates, caregivers, psychonauts, and people that build and invest in businesses on the topic we all want to talk about—psychedelic substances and how they will play a bigger part of our post-pandemic reality. One attendee’s account of the conference captured a lot of the scope of the event in just one sentence, writing that the “growth of the emerging …

Where to celebrate Bicycle Day (and 420) online in 2020

Where to celebrate Bicycle Day (and 420) online in 2020

LSD found to be sensational on this day in 1943 Bicycle Day—April 19 marks a global celebration of psychedelic research and education in honour of the anniversary of Albert Hofmann's first intentional use of LSD. This year brings an opportunity for a genuinely global commemoration of Bicycle Day in digital space. To mark the occasion, several organizations and well-loved psychonauts will be hosting or taking part in online "happenings" instead of the in-person kind. It might …