Author: The Trip Report

Kanna – a mysterious African plant with mind-stimulating properties

Described in scientific literature as Sceletium Turtuosum, this plant is largely unknown to the general public outside of its home region, but that might not be the case for much longer. Psychoactive plants grow on every continent except Antarctica, and African flora contains quite a few species capable of altering the state of mind. Kanna (Sceletium turtuosum) has been used in this capacity for centuries, but it remains clouded in mystery to this day. Native to South Africa, kanna was first mentioned as popular among Hotentots more than 300 years ago, but Western science continued to ignore it until...

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Salvia divinorum – A mythical plant that unlocks strange dimensions

Known to shamans since the ancient times for its intense psychoactive properties, Salvia divinorum is one of the most mysterious and unpredictable tools of psychological exploration we know of.  Nature is the greatest source of psychoactive materials, especially if we are talking about hallucinogens and deliriants. Of course, Mother Nature hasn’t been equally generous in all places, so some regions feature a much greater variety of hallucinogenic plants than others. Mexico is certainly one location known for an abundance of such plants, and Salvia divinorum is a great example of a traditional intoxicant from this part of the world...

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Forget Trump, Here are 4 petitions you should be signing

There has been a very popular petition in the UK to cancel the new president of the United States, Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. So far it has gained over 1.5million signatures (at the time of writing). Although it is great to see the public getting behind a cause, it is a shame other (dare I say it) more important issues are not gathering the same attention. Here are 4 petitions I think you should be signing! All of these petitions are hosted on the government’s website and take only a few seconds to sign. Donald Trump should...

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New TPD Regulations, How They Will Affect You.

The TPD Regulations have been met with conflict especially since the rise of e-cigarettes and the popularity of vaping is much to do with the impact they have on helping smokers quit. According to BBC News, the number of people who have successfully quit smoking has drastically increased since e-cigarettes came onto the market. However, with plenty of scientific studies yet to be conducted, there continues to be an argument between those who consider e-cigarettes to be healthy and those who don’t. As such, new regulations have been put in place by the government, that’s set to reduce the...

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BBC Investigates UK Legal High Use Post Ban

The UK banned the sale of ‘legal highs’ in May of 2016 and like most outright prohibitions the results are not what were initially intended. Psychoactive Substances Bill The north of England, which is known to have the highest rates of drug use and drug overdoses in the UK, has been hit hard in recent years by increased unemployment and growing drug use. The BBC One show Panorama is going to air the result of a six-month investigation into the effects of the UK’s flawed Psychoactive Substances Bill in the city of Newcastle. The Battle Against Legal Highs Panorama’s episode...

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