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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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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