Storming the Gates of Psychedelia: Scientists Commit to Collaboration in the...

  Everyone is talking about psychedelic drugs. The late-night TV show host Chelsea Handler drinks the sacramental ayahuasca brew on Netflix. Last week, the conservative...

Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy During Prohibition

    Not much has been written about the practical and legal considerations for working with clients who utilize psychedelics, despite an increasing popular interest in...

Psychedelic Markets of the Future

Psychedelic Markets of the Future Discussions of legalizing psychedelics to date consist of more questions than answers. The medical model is insufficient but there have...

A New Era of Psychedelic Policy?

Since the beginning of the US-led War on Drugs nearly 50 years ago, when certain plants and molecules were criminalized—substances selected, in part, for...

How Should Plant Medicines Be Regulated?

While many of us in the psychedelic community are clear that plant medicines shouldn’t be criminalized, there is less agreement regarding what might replace...

Peyote in the United States: Prisoner of War as the War...

Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) is a small cactus of the Chihuahuan Desert that has a history of human use dating back at least 6,000 year....

Why Are Some Drugs Legal, and Others Illegal?

When Spaniards first arrived in the Americas, they encountered an array of mood altering substances, from tobacco, to chocolate, peyote, and ololiuqui. They debated...

Can People Really Die From Drinking Ayahuasca, as Announced in the...

The ayahuasca tourism industry has been built on and propelled by ayahuasca’s increasing popularity as a spiritual and healing medicine worldwide. Despite thousands of...
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Is Ayahuasca Really Disappearing?

At the April 2017 Psychedelic Science Conference in Oakland, I heard more than a few attendees speaking in grim tones about the depletion of...
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Like it or Not, the Psychedelic Renaissance Will be Televised

When we began our pilot study of MDMA-assisted therapy for social anxiety in autistic adults, my biggest fear was that, in desperation to make...
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