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“Women who have talked to me about this often talk about it in terms of breaking intergenerational patterns. The best-case scenario of parenthood is that it thrusts you into this experience where you really have to examine the implications of what it means to be the way that you are, because you are affecting someone else,” says Michelle Jainkian, a journalist and author of Your Buy Microdose mushrooms Online Arizona Companion. “Psychedelics are not a cure-all, but they can offer you a deep look at yourself. If you take it with the intention of learning about yourself, you’re gonna learn something.”
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Talk to anyone in the psychedelic industry (yes, it’s an industry) and they’ve been banking on psilocybin going mainstream for a while now. A few months ago, I got an instagram ad for Alice Mushrooms. I clicked and my cursor became a cartoon toadstool that trails sparkles as I dragged it. This is still illegal, right? Their “functional” mushroom products — made with stress-managing “adaptogenic” mushrooms like cordyceps and lion’s mane instead of psychedelic ones — were on backorder. “We are gonna keep developing functional mushroom products Like Buy Microdosing Capsules Online Arizona. But, obviously our future sites are set on the legalization of psilocybin,” Alice Mushrooms co-founder Charlotte Cruze told me on the phone a few weeks ago. “We wanna be ready to plug-and-play when that starts.”
For now, though, Buy Microdosing Capsules Online Arizona are most definitely illegal. Psilocybin mushrooms are still a Schedule 1 drug, meaning federally controlled at the very strictest level. A mom — or anyone — who uses them, even if they are decriminalized in their state, “could get arrested by the FBI, because it’s illegal. No matter where she is,” a lawyer told me.
From clinical research psychologists to grassroots activists and folk healers who never stopped using mushrooms (or “the medicine” as it’s often called), people on all sides of the psychedelic renaissance agree that some form of re-categorization is expected on a federal level in the next 18 months, give or take. And it’s long overdue. “Most people in this country have grown up in a society where they’ve been told their entire lives that psilocybin and other psychedelics are the most dangerous drugs that exist. And it’s just never been true,” says Dr. Alan Davis, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and the Director of the Center for Psychedelic Drug Research and Education at Ohio State University. “It didn’t fit the science at the time that decision was made by the government [in 1970], and it certainly doesn’t fit the science now.”
In recent decades, clinical psychologists like Davis have fought hard to revive the work of studying what psychedelics — including psilocybin — do in the brain and the potential they have to help with mental health issues like depression, OCD, and PTSD. The studies, and the buzz around them, have sparked a culture shift, and fueled the psychedelic renaissance that so many parents around the country are participating in. “The exciting thing about psychedelics, particularly psilocybin, is that they can provide the opportunity to tap into a mental state that very much allows you to see life-changing events from a different perspective,” says Dr. Steven Nomura, chief resident physician at Harbor-UCLA Department of Psychiatry.
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Some call this particular psychedelic experience “ego death.” Though at first, that sounds terrifying actually, thank you very much, this loss of selfhood begins to appeal when you think of it as a chance to start fresh. Imagine all of the noise in your brain — all of the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, and the ruts we dig alongside them, all of those poisonous mom-guilt narratives — quieted.
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So far, researchers have found that only Buy Microdosing Capsules Online Arizona— typically doses between 2 and 5 grams — induce this experience of rewritten selfhood. And while macrodoses have been studied in a clinical setting for decades, there is admittedly minimal research that has been done on microdoses (doses of about .1 gram or less), and what has been done has thus far shown a placebo or “expectancy” effect. “To me, does it matter that it’s a placebo effect? If people are reporting that it’s helpful to them, if they’re reporting that it’s helpful, great,” says Davis.
Researchers have also found that when, where, why, and how a person takes psychedelic mushrooms really matters. “There are a lot of people out there that are susceptible to negative outcomes. Psychedelics are really not for everyone,” adds Nomura. “I’m a big believer in the idea of set and setting, the idea of establishing the right framework of the mind going into a psychedelic experience.” And every expert I spoke with emphasized that anyone with family or personal history of bipolar disorder or psychosis should not take psychedelics.