Psychedelic Science

Kim Wrong Un

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funnily enough, we saw a Genesis tribute act last night called the Musical Box, from Montreal, who specialise in recreating Gabriel-era gigs. At times amazing, at others just beyond weird. (it actually got super weird when an elderly man in the audience had a heart attack and got taken out!) The music and whole stage performance/lighting/costumes were very trippy. Lyrics nearly all gibberish but fantastic fun and some of the music was rather beautiful.
 

Johnny Vodka

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I should add that the video above is about treating severe depression with psilocybin (active ingredient in magic mushrooms) and the research seems to be pretty promising so far. :)
 

Johnny Vodka

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Citalopram all the way.
Watch the video. A lot of people don't respond to anti-d's or traditional counselling. Psilocybin (with a qualified therapist) really seems to have helped a lot of people in this study, all (iirc) of whom were resistant to other treatments. It sounds a bit hypocritical but I prefer the idea of occasional exposure to a natural substance than man made anti-d's everyday.
 

Johnny Vodka

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wasting their time
The headline is a bit click-baity and I'm not sure is reflective of why ~150 of us were at a scientifically in-depth lecture on a Friday night. I'm guessing many of the attendees would be pro-legalisation, but judging by the questions asked afterwards, a fair number of them were uni students studying neuroscience, psychology, etc.

Also the SNP voted at their last conference to re-examine the drug laws, so things could change in the not so distant future. I don't think it will be long before psilocybin and MDMA are used in therapy anyway.
 

Kim Wrong Un

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I get all the arguments and support clinical trials but I can't ever imagine legalisation of recreational LSD though. People do lose their minds and have frightening experiences. I know people who have never fully recovered 20 years later. I think with other substances there are ways you can try to regulate safe use but LSD will always be a total lottery. I don't see how it could ever be sold over a counter, especially if there was no way of vetting someone's mental state. If it was prescription-only, a doctor would have to identify a medical reason but for recreational use?! no chance.
 

Johnny Vodka

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I get all the arguments and support clinical trials but I can't ever imagine legalisation of recreational LSD though. People do lose their minds and have frightening experiences. I know people who have never fully recovered 20 years later. I think with other substances there are ways you can try to regulate safe use but LSD will always be a total lottery. I don't see how it could ever be sold over a counter, especially if there was no way of vetting someone's mental state. If it was prescription-only, a doctor would have to identify a medical reason but for recreational use?! no chance.
Shrooms?
 

Johnny Vodka

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The Psychedelic Society of Glasgow had its first 'social' event yesterday, basically just a pub meetup. It went from being almost cancelled last Wednesday (due to lack of interest) to eight people attending. I only really worked out the best place to advertise it on Thursday... So it was a really nice and interesting bunch of people. My plan is to organise one every 2 or 3 months. Hopefully get a load more people next time. If anyone from here is interested in attending such events in Glasgow, give me a shout. :)
 

Gingersolstice

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It's a very interesting subject, well for me anyway. I have read a few books and attended a few conferences including how psychedelics are used as a healing tool rather than recreationally across the world now and throughout history. http://www.breakingconvention.co.uk is good for people looking more into this way of thinking or if you like the more plant based, shamanic side of things this is a great event https://www.plantconsciousness.com
 

claretclubber

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My friend travels to Holland to attend retreats where they use psychedelics. Many of the people there are using it as a form therapy.

He loves it, usually set in a big country house, they sit in a large circle on cushions/mattresses, get a dosage of the drug and everyone goes into their own world.
 
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