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  Shulgin will be seen as the Da Vinci of psychedelics in the future!

  Also, thoroughly impressed with Nat Geo for the quality of this

  amazing documentary! It's so refreshing to see a documentary

  from a big network without any political biasparadoxflip   


Humanity needs clarity. We all need to understand, on a

soul level, what this life is all about. Some also need help

in healing from past traumas. Maybe, just maybe,

psychedelics (when regulated and administered in

controlled, closely monitored environments) are one

  avenue towards that clarity. I've followed Rick Doblin for years and he is

  my own personal and professional hero. The work he has pursued, often

  times against great adversity, is some of the most important work the

  field of mental health has ever seen. He has persevered and is making

  amazing gains in helping the government and society understand that

  there are amazing qualities in some of these "street drugs" that contain

  within them the ability to change lives - Allison Iwata

  I was privileged to spend four days with the Shulgins in a small group at

  Esalen in Big Sur in 1986. They are everything this docu explains. Sasha

  taught me much when we had a chance occasionally to spend some time

  talking alone. He taught me a lot about safety when being a sitter. He was

  open and willing to teach anytime a student was ready. What an

  opportunity that meeting was. Rupert Sheldrake, Terence McKenna,

  Andy Weil and more were there.

                                                                         Barbara Harris   



  NO RESPECT for your environment 




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Comment by Michael Grove on September 16, 2017 at 10:12

TIME - as Professor Brian Cox has suggested in Wonders of Life - for the scientific community to explain the spirituality which forms the basis of each and everyone of our belief systems and as Cox has so succinctly proposed in Human Universe:

‘If there are genes somewhere in the great database of life  that allow wheat to
grow with less water, and the climate becomes more arid, then those genes will be valuable to us. If we lose particular genes, then we lose them for good. Today, fewer than 150 species of crop are used in modern agriculture, and 12 of these deliver the majority of the world’s non-meat food supply. 

The overwhelming majority of crop species used throughout human history are no longer cultivated. They are [thankfully] stored, however, in seed vaults, ready for use if needed’ and then the extreme importance of the Norwegian ‘Svalbard Global Seed Vault is [as] a back-up; our insurance policy, ensuring that even if countries lose their seed vaults through natural disasters, war or simple neglect, then irreplaceable parts of the great genetic database of life will not be lost with them.’

Comment by Michael Grove on October 16, 2021 at 9:18

     LIBRARY of LIFE in Freespace 4D

        "Traditional scientific method has always been, at the very  

         best, 20-20 hindsight. It's good for seeing where you've  

         been. It's good for testing the truth of what you think you

         know, but it can't tell you where you ought to go."

                                                                   Robert M. Pirsig


Medical cannabis firms press UK to LOOSEN PRECRIPTION RULES

The world’s largest medicinal cannabis company has urged the government to allow GPs to prescribe the drug, calling on the UK to be a “leader not a laggard” in one of the world’s fastest growing major industries.

Cam Battley, chief corporate officer of Canada-based Aurora Cannabis, said the UK was failing patients who might benefit from medicinal cannabis, as well as forfeiting economic gain, due to the restrictions of the existing regulatory regime.

                                                          Rob Davies - The Guardian


Comment by Michael Grove on November 30, 2021 at 15:19

Vast networks of underground fungi – the very “circulatory system of the planet” – are to be mapped for the first time, in an attempt to protect them from damage and improve their ability to absorb and store carbon dioxide.

Comment by Michael Grove on May 9, 2022 at 9:06

Robin Davison, a biotech analyst at Equity Development, says: “A lot of people do find they are getting pain relief for long-term pain like back pain [from medical cannabis], and they want to avoid using opioids.” Other promising areas include anxiety, particularly in Alzheimer’s patients, which the rival pharmaceutical firm MGC is studying.

Celadon is believed to be one of the first pharmaceutical companies... to receive a home office licence to grow high tetrahydrocannabinol
 (THC) medicinal cannabis, and will initially focus on chronic pain treatments. It is working with partners to investigate the potential of cannabinoids in other areas, including autism and diabetes.

The cannabis plant has hundreds of different natural compounds, or cannabinoids. The two best known are THC, which on the wrong levels can cause a “high” but relieves pain, and CBD, which is anti-inflammatory and moderates the psychoactive nature of THC. The company grew some cannabis test batches to gain approval from the UK medical regulator, the the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and is working on ramping up production. At full capacity, it could grow 10 to 15 tonnes a year and supply up to 50,000 patients, generating £90m in annual revenues. Short has ambitions to open more sites.

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