psychedelics

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

Oakland City Council Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

In a move that could be signs of major, transformative policy changes to come, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously in support of the decriminalization of natural hallucinogens on Tuesday, June 4th. In other words, hallucinogenic mushrooms and other plants with similar properties, like certain cacti, are now decriminalized. That makes Oakland the second city […]

DMT, Called the Spirit Molecule, Could Help People Process Trauma

DMT, Called the Spirit Molecule, Could Help People Process Trauma

Like every other substance we’ve discussed in this series so far, DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine) is currently a Schedule I substance in the United States. That means it’s illegal to possess or sell, and the U.S. Government does not recognize any medical uses for the compound while considering it to be of high risk for potential abuse. […]

LSD May Actually Help Harmonize the Brain and Fight Depression

LSD May Actually Help Harmonize the Brain and Fight Depression

The use of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) in therapeutic settings remains a somewhat divisive topic. It can produce experiences similar to psychosis, but it also helps reorganize neural networks in the brain and help people experience the world from a new perspective. It remains a Schedule I substance, which means that most physicians and clinicians […]

Psychedelics and Other Banned Drugs Offer Hope for Those With Mental Health Issues

Psychedelics and Other Banned Drugs Offer Hope for Those With Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues are often unaddressed in modern society. Many people view issues like depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation as signs that someone simply isn’t trying hard enough. There is a lot of social stigma attached to seeking help for mental health issues. That stigma can put people off from trying therapeutic options or counseling. […]

Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World at Psymposia Psychedelics Conference

Envisioning a Post-Prohibition World at Psymposia Psychedelics Conference

Psymposia – Envisioning a Post Prohibition World The snow has melted, spring is slowly regaining its grasp on life as flowers begin to bloom and people emerge from what has been one of the harshest winters ever in New England. It is fitting then, that an blossoming organization offers a springtime continuation of what the […]

Psychedelic Medicine in Mainstream Media? Sanjay Gupta Looks at Psychedelics

Psychedelic Medicine in Mainstream Media? Sanjay Gupta Looks at Psychedelics

Having helped begin the recent mainstream media conversation about medical marijuana and the fact that children are dying due to a lack of safe access, Sanjay Gupta is definitely beloved by many in the legalization movement. Now, he’s setting his sights even higher, focusing on psychedelic medicine in a brief segment aired recently on CNN. […]

The Fabulously Freaky Comics of Gilbert Shelton

The Fabulously Freaky Comics of Gilbert Shelton

Gilbert Shelton is a cartoonist, and one of the pioneers of the Underground Comix movement, whose most famous creations, the three Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, burst onto the scene in the late 1960s as archetypes of the pot-enabled lifestyle.  Their motto: “Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get […]