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.

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 …