How the DEA’s Attempt to Reschedule Kratom Could Endanger Public Health and Addiction Treatment

When the DEA announced their sudden decision to classify kratom as a Schedule 1 substance earlier this summer, people went into an uproar. Practitioners, scientists, and even politicians threw their weight into the fight to delay the emergency rescheduling of the plant many use to treat addiction. Some of the backlash—a letter to the DEA […]

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A New Class of Psychedelic Research and Therapy Specialists: Interview with Janis Phelps of CIIS

Anticipating a future that is increasingly friendly to psychedelic research and therapy, the California Institute of Integral Studies began a pioneering new program this year called the Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies & Research Certificate Program. This is a first-of-its-kind accredited certification program to train future therapists and counselors for psychedelic research and therapy. Heading this effort is […]

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Beyond Psychedelics 2016: Global Psychedelic Forum in Prague Takes a Holistic Approach

Psychedelic culture is on the rise once again, and this time it’s a truly global phenomenon. Organizations around the world are emerging as hubs for scientific research, harm reduction information, and policy reform. At the same time, psychedelic conferences are appearing more frequently across the globe to bring together organizational leaders, cultural representatives, authors, and psychedelic […]

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