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  • History Of LSD And Psilocybin

    Origin of LSD and Psilocybin: Home Sweet Home Both these psychological drugs do not come in handy packages, all gift-wrapped and perfectly ready for the user to high on. Whether it is psilocybin being nicknamed “magic mushroom” or LSD in its natural pure state, it is not the organism itself, but a component that is found inside it and constantly produced as a “weapon” to fend off any predators, mainly herbivores and omnivores (obviously), those that do try to eat it. For psilocybin, they can be found in the genus Agaricales which include numerous species, listed in following along with the number of organisms per species: genera Psilocybe (117 species), Gymnopilus (13 species), Panaeolus (7 species), Copelandia (12 species), Hypholoma (6…

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  • Psilocybin Research Paper

    Psilocybin is a drug that has been there before the human race. It is a type of mushroom, produced by more than two hundred different species. In Central and South America, psilocybin mushroom was used commonly for the religious practice unit the arrival of the Spanish settlers. Psilocybin has so many different names. Some of its names are boomers, god’s flesh, magic mushroom, Mexican mushrooms, mushrooms, musk, sherms, shrooms, silly putty, and Simple Simon. The psilocybin mushrooms are…

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  • Clavicep Synthesis

    To begin with, psilocybin is found in all species belonging to the genus Psilocybe (117 species), primarily found in these plant organisms. The name Psilocybe is derived from the Greek roots psilos (bare) and kube (head), translating into a New Latin term “psilocybe” (bare head), which can be explained by its very common and distinctive appearance (Azarius n.d.). If not, it will belong in the genera Gymnopilus (13 species), Panaeolus (7 species), Copelandia (12 species), Hypholoma (6 species),…

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  • Ergot Poisoning Research Paper

    one of these derivatives was diethylamide, made by the addition of the -N(C2H5)2 group, forming lysergic acid diethylamide or otherwise known as “LSD-” (May 1998). LSD does acquire a decent amount of history behind it, as well as the scientific development from just analyzing an unknown parasite that caused a great disease outbreak in Europe during the Middle Ages to the discovery of lysergic acid combined with a sample derivative to properly create LSD itself, but when does psilocybin get to…

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  • Informative Essay On Psychedelic Drugs

    must learn that there is actually an organization called The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) which is a “non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.” This organization runs countless studies on how drugs from LSD to MDMA to Cannabis can help with mental illnesses and addictions. One of the most profound studies in my opinion is the…

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  • Timothy Leary's Aesthetic Movement: The Beatnik Movement

    Psilocybe mushrooms, the consumption of which produce psychotropic effects brought on by tryptamines like psilocybin, were the first hallucinogenic consumed by Timothy Leary and his friends at Harvard, and later became the subject of many psychological trials by him and his colleagues. Leary’s first explorations into the world of psychedelic drugs opened his mind to infinite possibilities and concepts, which would be put to use in his meeting of important minds throughout the 60’s and 70’s as…

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  • Hallucinogenic Research Paper

    history that goes back for almost 2000 years. “The peyote cactus” which was originally banned from the U.S government but was used by Native Americans in religions practices for a long time. Indians use the peyote for spiritual strength, the ceremony consisted of an all-night prayer lead by a “healer” and everyone circles around a fire and sings while consuming peyote. Throughout the ritual, the sickness is supposed to be revealed so they may diagnose themselves. Its sole purpose is to heal a…

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  • Classifying LSD And Psilocybin: The Hallucinogen Case Study

    While this occurrence is seen among only when a classical psychedelic is ingested, research continues to state that when a dissociative drug is consumed, a very similar after effect is seen; however, not with the neurotransmitter serotonin, but the brain chemical glutamate, which regulates pain perception, responses to the environment, emotion, and learning and memory (Nakanishi 1992, Volkow 2016). Classifying LSD and Psilocybin: The Deadly Duo on the Black Market Now that a substantial…

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  • Essay On Hallucinogenic Mushrooms

    Hallucinogenic mushrooms, or shrooms, are varieties of mushrooms that contain psilocybin and psilocin. People take shrooms fresh or dried by eating them or brewing them into tea and drinking them. This induces feelings of euphoria and altered perceptions of reality. In large doses, mushrooms have the same effects as LSD; however, too large a dose often results in psychosis. Consistent users will build up a tolerance to psilocybin and psilocin, meaning they’d have to take increased amounts to…

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  • Essay On Hallucinogens

    Hallucinogens are drugs that cause an individual to experience an apparent perception of something that is not actually present. Some examples of these are LSD, Psilocybin, mescaline and MDMA (also known as ecstasy). These drugs are also known as “party” or “club” drugs and individuals who typically use these drugs are also using other drugs as well. These drugs do not classify as addictive due to the lack of withdrawal symptoms (Maxwell & Spence, 2005). Populations who tend to be most at risk…

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