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There's a recent article in the Pharmaceutical Journal by Andrew Haynes that talks about the widespread use of psychedelics in the animal kingdom.
A group of peyotes , in cultivation. Peyote has been used in ritual contexts for thousands of years. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] An entheogen ("generating the divine within") [ 4 ] is a psychoactive substance used in a religious , shamanic , or spiritual context. [ 5 ] Entheogens can supplement many diverse practices for healing, transcendence , and revelation , including: meditation , psychonautics , art projects, and psychedelic therapy . Entheogens have been used in a ritualized context for thousands of years; their religious significance is well established in anthropological and modern evidences.
A list of plants that are used for psychedelic drugs . Some of them have been used for thousands of years for religious purposes. The plants are listed according to the substances they contain.
Declassified MKUltra documents
In all other studies in the last 10 years (and yes, there have been quite a number of them), the psilocybin was created synthetically in a lab associated with the university doing the study, in accordance with any number of laws.
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