As more nations and states move to decriminalize psychedelics the cannabis market is taking notice.
The cannabis industry is expanding, moving to offer up different products that fit people’s exact needs. Some are exploring the 100+ different cannabinoids within the cannabis plant, trying to isolate the product and create something that focuses on the effects offered by that individual component.
But as more plant-based psychedelic products are being decriminalized and more clinical studies show psychedelics could have major medical impacts, cannabis companies are trying to get their foot in the door for those markets, too.
Cannabis Companies Making the Move
Psychedelics and marijuana have a lot in common, especially in the disorders they aim to treat. They also face similar hurdles in legalization battles, making those already in the cannabis industry better equipped to deal with the psychedelic market, as they’re accustomed to having to navigate tight government regulations. Thus, certain major players in cannabis are starting to transition to hallucinogens.
One of the biggest companies in California’s cannabis industry, Cookies, has already expressed interest in psilocybin, the hallucinogen that gives shrooms their psychedelic properties. That company started its business with CBD, expanded to THC, and says it hopes to move to psilocybin once California decriminalizes the chemical.
Cookies is already working with non-psychedelic/non-intoxicating, regular-old mushrooms, too. But Cookies feels the properties contained in the fungi are anything but ordinary The brand has a new line of capsules called Capswhich has the cannabinoid isolates CBD, CBG, and CBN combined with mushrooms like lion’s mane, reishi, shiitake, and cordyceps. One blend is meant for daytime, branded as an energy.terpene blend; the other is a calm terpene blend intended to be taken at night.
“While ancient cultures have been harnessing the healing capabilities of mushrooms for generations, modern medicine has only recently dipped into the deep well of organic remedies found in fungi. Caps by Cookies embraces the history and power of mature organic mushrooms to offer a next level experience,” the company avows.
Once psilocybin is decriminalized in California, Cookies says it hopes to include “magic mushrooms” into its proprietary blends.
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Published: March 01, 2022
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