"The drugs and the technology and the culture have all mutated to take advantage of their environment, but our policies have remained static for many decades. Instead of constricting supply, drug laws focused on a group of well-known chemicals have simply pushed users towards new and increasingly dangerous forms of chemical stimulation. And now attempts to enforce the law simply encourage greater, riskier innovation—and no one now knows where that will take us."
"where the ingredients for training an #AI system come together with #limitedvisibility to all parties involved. Patients upload pictures of their medical data—say, an #eyescan—and medical researchers submit the AI systems they need data to train. That’s all stored on Oasis’s #blockchain-based platform, which encrypts and #anonymizes the data. Because all the computations happen within that black box, the researchers never see the data they’re using."
"In 2017 @labatebia was invited to make a selection of ‘state of the art’ #socialscience references on #ayahuasca and other #plantmedicines. We thought that we would share it here. Notwithstanding, any selection is inherently narrow and limited. With this in mind, the following are some of our favorites:"
"There’s a tendency right now to make every single thing about Donald #Trump, but if you don’t see the dotted line connecting the president to a wave of #men who feel thwarted and besieged and sentenced to an endless apology tour, then you’re not paying attention. Lots of these panicked men, as it happens, despise Trump every bit as much as they love #JoeRogan. In 2019, men feeling thwarted and besieged is a #bipartisan experience."
"Most of the great challenges we face can be expressed as failures of #trust. #Weaponization of information through bots, fake news, and recommendation #algorithms (plus good old-fashioned propaganda) undermines any #consensus about the very nature of #truth. Trust is the glue that binds communities and societies toward a common purpose; without it, we are adrift."
“The #cannabisindustry is at a unique turning point, turning within a dramatically short time frame from a pariah to a main-stage industry. Some 35 countries have already legalized #cannabis to a certain extent, either [for] #medicalmarijuana or sometimes even #recreational use,” he said.
Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak
"what once could have been resolved in a few minutes on the phone now takes a dozen back-and-forth messages to sort out.
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"#Cannabusiness is big business. The worldwide market (did you know Uruguay was the first country to legalize pot completely?) increased by a stunning 37% in 2018, and global spending this year is estimated to reach $57 billion (about two-thirds recreational and one-third medicinal if you’re curious).
Stock analysts consider the #marijuanamarket one of the safest bets out there."
Check out some of the best ideas for the 2020 SXSW Cannabusiness track.
"For a patient now to receive #medicalcannabis in #Brazil he must go through the bureaucratic process: it means going to a doctor who knows how to prescribe #cannabis and make all the documents for this patient to get and apply for authorization.
After 52 days the authorization arrives and then he can buy and use the products. For a person with a very bad condition,–he cannot wait for 52 days, plus 10 days to receive his medication. So they go to the black market."
"Mainstream agriculture is about to revolutionize #marijuana. But old-school, pre-legalization #cannabis growers fear they’ll be snuffed out in the process.
Over the past 50 years, cannabis #breeding has been an experimental, crowdsourced project.That’s not to say that breeders aren’t developing proprietary strains—they are.
The backlash in the industry has been fierce. Let's see if #Phylos can deliver on all the promises it has made to small-scale breeders and #growers."
"#Quanah recognized that the #peyote #religion needed to accommodate itself within the #Protestant culture. He framed the #TipiCeremony, not as a rival of the prayer meeting, but a complement to them. He resisted #Christian conversion to the end, but he spoke its language fluently, and he presented #peyote as a distinctively #Indian expression of the same higher truth.
'the White man goes into his church house and talks about Jesus, but the Indian goes into his #tipi and talks to #Jesus.'”
"This photo from the #Smithsonian record people of the #PlainsTribes.. It was taken in the chill of a Nov/1893 morning after an all-night meeting that brought the two great champions of the emerging #peyote #religion— one Indian, one White—together for the 1st time.
The exchange of peyote between #Quanah and #Mooney cemented a bond of trust. It was a transmission between worlds: from millennia of sacred tradition to the clinical gaze of Western modernity."
"The quick roll-out of the #medicalmarijuana program in #Oklahoma has ensured that the state’s small businesses will have a chance to gain traction and survive until federal law changes and a national market opens. Thus far, the #homegrown #cannabis market has proven more lucrative for Oklahoma in comparison to other state level programs, which are typically more expensive, more restrictive, and more favorable to cartel-like production and distribution schemes."
"Carrie Lam poked the hornet’s nest by forcing #HongKong to be more like China. The city was not broken, but they tried to fix it; and, in fixing it, they have broken it. Now, they have been stung.
They have single-handedly changed a naive community into a city of highly informed political #activists; radicalising some. The results are diametrically opposed to Beijing’s wishes. That’s a rare (mis)accomplishment in the world of politics."
Boss #Algorithm masks inhumane management:
“Just as there's no co-worker or manager to turn to with concerns, there's no recourse when the algorithm deactivates your account — or, to put it into more human terms, fires you.”
"A pesquisa brasileira tem o apoio da ONG americana #Maps (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), que há mais de três décadas investiga o potencial terapêutico de substâncias psicodélicas e reivindica a legalização de usos em psicoterapia.
Pesquisadores brasileiros estão selecionando pacientes para o primeiro estudo clínico da América Latina, previsto para iniciar ainda esse mês."