Canada is expected to become the first G7 nation to legalize recreational cannabis after both its Senate and House of Commons ratified Bill C-45 last Thursday. However, on its way back to the House for one final vote of approval, the Liberal Party-controlled federal government has rejected more than a dozen senate amendments that made […]
At Psychedelic Times we often highlight scientists, therapists, and authors in the psychedelic space, but today we will take a journey into the aesthetic and sublime realms via music. Tim Ferson is the kaleidoscopic genius behind OM Collective, and has lived in voluntary hermit-hood for nine years to bring about a vision that is mystically […]
Balancing Cultural Traditions and Science in Entheogenic Research: A Conversation with Brad Adams, Ph.D.
Ayahuasca is a particularly difficult entheogen to study. Unlike psilocybin, MDMA, or LSD, which can all be precisely synthesized and measured, ayahuasca involves multiple plants and is created in a variety of different ways by different shamans. Some use admixtures like Toé, Guayusa, and Mapacho, while others prefer to just use Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria […]
Brad Adams is an ayahuasca researcher, the founder of the Los Angeles Medicinal Plant Society (LAMPS), and the organizer behind the upcoming Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium (LAPSS). We spoke with him recently about his ayahuasca pilot study with Charles Grob and Dennis McKenna into the jungle brew’s effects on psychiatric distress and the participants’ […]
One upcoming psychedelic conference that we are really excited about is LAPSS, the Los Angeles Psychedelic Science Symposium. Held at the Ackerman Grand Ballroom at UCLA on June 22nd and 23rd, LAPSS will feature some of the biggest names in psychedelic science, including Dennis McKenna, Gabor Mate, Janice Phelps, and many others. Plus, the tickets […]
When someone asks “Should I do psychedelics?” of course, it’s a complicated answer. Those of us who err on the side of responsibility and safety will often mention all of the cautions- contraindications, mental state, latent disorders, the need for testing, proper set and setting, experienced trip-sitting, and so forth. But on the other hand, […]