Alan's Journal

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Meet the people in Alan's life who are changing minds today and changing medicine in the long term. Read stories of opinion leaders, trailblazing neuroscientists, trip facilitators, patients, and more.

Pronto! Italy’s Bold Push to End Cannabis Prohibition Speeds Up

Pronto! Italy’s Bold Push to End Cannabis Prohibition Speeds Up

Italy's pro-cannabis organizations and political parties are in a race to collect 500,000 signatures in record time.Update—it only took one week for Italy to collect enough signatures.In a referendum to decriminalize cannabis cultivation and remove penalties for cannabis possession, around 100,000 Italian citizens have already joined the ballot campaign, but proponents need to collect at least 400,000 more verified electronic signatures by September 30 to proceed with the ballot campaign. The announcement of the referendum comes three …

Mary AG Is Featured as Authority on Topics of Food Deserts and China’s CBD Ban

Mary AG Is Featured as Authority on Topics of Food Deserts and China’s CBD Ban

What exactly is a food desert? What causes a food desert? What are the secondary and tertiary problems that are created by a food desert? How can this problem be solved? Who are the leaders helping to address this crisis? In many parts of the world, there is a crisis caused by people having limited access to healthy & affordable food options. This in turn is creating a host of health and social problems.  In Authority Magazine's interview …

Cannabis Genetics Complete Flight from Saskatchewan to South Africa in Mother Labs, Rascal Seed Deal

Cannabis Genetics Complete Flight from Saskatchewan to South Africa in Mother Labs, Rascal Seed Deal

For Immediate Release—Mother Lab's Cannabis Genetics Complete Flight in Groundbreaking Deal SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, Aug. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mother Labs Inc. (“Mother Labs”) and Rascal Seed Research Laboratories Pty. Ltd. (“Rascal Seed”) are happy to announce a shipment of tissue culture germplasm has been successfully received in South Africa with Health Canada’s approval granted earlier this year. The companies have entered a long-term multi-year partnership whereby Mother Labs will supply contractual genetics, including more than …

Top 5 SEO Mistakes a Cannabis or Psychedelics Company Can Start Correcting Today

Top 5 SEO Mistakes a Cannabis or Psychedelics Company Can Start Correcting Today

How many of these top 5 SEO mistakes are you unknowingly making? Search Engine Optimization can do wonders for companies small and large. Being at the top of search engine results can give your business a boost both from a social proof perspective and drive more traffic to your website, where you can impress them. It’s even more critical in regulated industries where promotional prospects are limited. Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is a digital marketing tactic that …

Canada’s Fight for the Medical Use of Psilocybin Could Move to Court, Reminiscent of Cannabis

Canada’s Fight for the Medical Use of Psilocybin Could Move to Court, Reminiscent of Cannabis

Canada's officials are facing a possible lawsuit over the right of dying patients to access psilocybin therapy.Before “magic mushrooms” became synonymous with hippies and flower power, scientists used them for cutting-edge medical research and treatments. But, unfortunately, prohibition quickly drove common usage of mushrooms and other psychedelics to the fringes and all but cancelled all studies into these entheogens. Now, in stark contrast to this recent history, researchers worldwide are ramping up the testing of …