The Legendary Psychedelic Symposium Returns at ESPD50: Interview with Dennis McKenna

  In January 1967 ethnobotanists and neuroscientists gathered together in San Francisco, California to discuss the exotic psychedelic substances that explorers were finding in use in indigenous cultures around the world. The Ethnopharmacologic Search for Psychoactive Drugs (ESPD) was the first psychedelic conference of its kind and was funded by the US government, happening just […]

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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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How Will We Train the Next Generation of Psychedelic Researchers and Therapists?

In MAPS’ proposal to the FDA for their MDMA-assisted psychotherapy research, director Rick Doblin wrote of their ongoing studies to treat PTSD: “At present, there are no parallels to [this research] because there are no psychoanalytic agents that therapists administer acutely to patients to enhance the psychotherapeutic process.” It’s true; there’s nothing quite like psychedelic […]

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Psychedelic Science 2017: Interview with MAPS Communications Director Brad Burge

Next month in Oakland, California, hundreds of psychedelic researchers, scientists, advocates, and experts will converge at Psychedelic Science 2017, a major psychedelics conference hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). This five-day event will not just include workshops and presentations from the world’s leading psychedelic researchers but will also involve a sunset cruise, […]

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Three Ways College Campuses Are Influencing the Future of Psychedelics

Strolling through your university campus during your first month, you will likely be greeted by booths for several clubs and societies. The Entrepreneurs Network, Students for Environmental Action, Amateur Radio Club, and… Psychedelic Club? Because psychedelic use tends to be the highest among college-aged individuals (age 18-25), it makes sense that college campuses are a […]

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