Recap of Psychedelic Science 2017: Interview with Joe Mattia and Lana Baumgartner

Last week saw the end of Psychedelic Science 2017, a six-day global conference hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) that featured some of the brightest minds in today’s psychedelic movement. In attendance at this historic event were Joe Mattia and Lana Baumgartner, founders of PsychedelicTimes.com and eager participants in the psychedelic advocacy […]

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Are Psychedelics Medicine? Understanding the Safety & Therapeutic Value of Psychedelics

For anyone skeptical of the mental health benefits of psychedelics, hearing them referred to as “medicine” is sure to cause eye-rolling. Since the late 1960’s, psychedelics have been portrayed as dangerous, frivolous, and inherently anti-establishment. Any self-respecting adult would surely avoid taking psychedelics for fear of going crazy or jumping off a building. From the […]

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Why Decriminalization Is the Harm Reduction Tactic We Need to Treat Society’s Drug Problem

In 1977, Kenya imposed a nationwide hunting ban in response to illegal poaching that was depleting the country’s elephant populations. Zimbabwe was facing a similar problem, but instead of a ban, they did nothing. The next decade showed a contradictory lesson in economics and sociology: Kenya’s elephant population continued to drop dramatically, almost 90%, while […]

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The Future of Permanent Psychedelic Sanctuaries Beyond Festivals

If you are going through a challenging psychedelic experience or have recently experienced one, you may not feel comfortable in a traditional hospital or clinical setting. You may also be hesitant to seek treatment at a drug treatment center where the focus may be on physical detoxification and complete abstinence from addictive substances. Instead, you’ll […]

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Marijuana Was Legalized In Your State? 5 Ways to Support Responsible Cannabis Usage

In the recent elections, several states opted to loosen the rules regarding possession and usage of marijuana, bringing the total number of states allowing the legal recreational use of marijuana to seven: Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Washington. Many people celebrated these results, but, if you’re like me, you may realize it is […]

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