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Psychedelics 101

Your guide to the colorful world of psychedelics.

Cannabis

What does it do?
Cannabis Sativa is a plant that contains the psychoactive compound of THC, as well as 500 other compounds, including 113 cannabinoids. Effects are traditionally euphoric, mood-enhancing, and known to reduce pain and nausea. It is the combination of these various chemical compositions that produce different reactions in humans consuming Cannabis. When consumed in higher doses, Cannabis is known to have psychoactive effects. 

Where is it produced?
Indoor, outdoor and greenhouses

Common amounts consumed:
1g joint
25mg edible serving
10mg of concentrate/maximum .1g

Therapeutic usages:
Anxiety reduction, mood elevation, depression, chronic pain, neurological conditions

LSD

What does it do?
LSD is an indispensably powerful synthesized psychoactive compound. When consuming even the smallest amount, the effect on humans distorts all sensory perceptions. Visual and auditory hallucinations are known to provide sights of fractals, visualized sounds, and changing colors. 

Where is it produced?
Synthesized in laboratories. 

Common amounts consumed:
Micro-dose = 1 ug(1/100 tab)
Therapeutically = 100 ug(1 tab)

Therapeutic usages:
PTSD, repressed psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, psychosomatic diseases, addiction

Psilocybin

What does it do?
Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychoactive compound found in many different species of mushrooms. Many patients have noted that psilocybin has helped to provide a deeper connection with the self and inner peace in therapeutic settings. Reports have shown that many patients of therapeutic psilocybin experience visions of patterns or faces that may appear warped.

Where is it produced?
Naturally occurring and grown in laboratories.

Common amounts consumed?
Micro-dose = .1-.25g
Therapeutically = 2g

Therapeutic usages:
Depression, anxiety, addiction, OCD, end of life therapy

Ayahuasca

What does it do?
Ayahuasca is a psychoactive plant-based brew or tea, containing MAOI and Dimethyltryptamine. In recent decades, researchers have been discovering usages of ayahuasca for treating substance abuse and other disorders. This mind-altering psychedelic helps individuals deal with past traumatic events, providing a sense of clarity. Typical dosages are still unknown, as this substance remains illegal within the U.S.

Where is it produced?
In South America by tribes. Dimethyltryptamine is extracted from Mimosa tree bark and other plants.

Common amounts consumed:
Unknown

Therapeutic usages:
Aids with overall psychological wellbeing and substance dependence.

About Max Early

Max Early is the State Director of Oregon Leaf Magazine. In this role, Max looks after/coordinates/manages/leads a team providing insight into all aspects of the cannabis industry, including processing and producing knowledge. Solventless concentrates are a quintessential part of his day-to-day life and help him stay balanced. Cannabis has impacted his existence and many close loved ones in such a positive way that he can't imagine life without it!