- Anna Wilcox is a content producer specializing in drugs, plants, and agriculture. She holds two BA degrees from the University of Puget Sound in English Literature and International Political Economy. Her ever-continuing education includes courses in nutrition science, chemistry, and human physiology. She was recently accepted for a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. She has been published in Leafly, HERB, and Cannabis Now. When she’s not writing, she can be found in the yoga studio or playing with her dog. You can follow her work on Twitter and Instagram.
The First-Ever Psilocybin Service Center is Approved In Oregon
Service centers are the only places where adults can legally access magic mushrooms
Colorado House and Senate Approve Psychedelics Regulation Bill
The bill creates a regulatory framework for the psychedelic “healing centers” voters approved last year—early reactions are mixed
It’s Your Last Chance to Have a Say in What Oregon’s Psilocybin System Will Look Like
This landmark bill will impact how psychedelic reform unfolds nationwide
Missouri Legislators Introduce Bill to Give Terminally Ill Patients Access to Psychedelics
New Policies in Missouri could expand access to psychedelic therapies and decriminalize low-level possession of controlled substances.
Breaking: Port Townsend Becomes 13th City to Decriminalize Psychedelics
Port Townsend just became the second city in Washington state to decriminalize entheogenic plants and fungi.
Detroit Voters Decriminalize Psychedelics, Joining Ann Arbor
Detroit voters passed the city’s first psychedelic decriminalization initiative, making entheogenic plants among the lowest law enforcement priorities.
BREAKING: Easthampton, Mass. Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics
Another Massachusetts city decriminalizes psychedelics. Will the trend continue?
5 Biggest Reasons People Have a “Bad Trip”
The late Anthony Bourdain says it best: “Do not ever take LSD with assholes.”
Seattle Decriminalizes Possession and Cultivation Of Psychedelics
Seattle is now the largest city in the United States to decriminalize psychedelic plants and fungi.
Art + Culture
What Happens When Dogs Eat Shrooms
Stumbling, howling, pupils dilated—and then they go back for more?
How to Take Shrooms
What Do Shrooms Taste Like?
Save your taste buds. We'll tell you how to make shrooms delicious.
Were There Psychoactive Plants in the Bible?
Psychoactive plants in the Bible may seem few and far between, but the Holy text is ripe with botanical medicines, ceremonial incense, and purifying extracts.
9 Celebrities on Their Life-Changing Psychedelic Experiences
"It was the most pleasurable sensation I had ever known, like an orgasm. It was the secret of life, the alchemist’s secret of life.” —Anaïs Nin
Magic Mushrooms Explained
Blue Bruising Mushrooms: What Causes The Color?
For decades, the cause of the bluing reaction in psychedelic mushrooms baffled scientists. German researchers finally cracked the code.
Donald Trump’s Distant Relative is Starting the “Amazon of LSD”
He claims it’s legal, but will it last?
Our Guide To Medicinal Mushrooms: Depression, Immune Support, & More
Medicinal mushrooms have become a trendy item in upscale groceries, but using them is nothing new—so what, exactly, have they been used for over the centuries?
Psilocybin Spores: Where to Buy Mushroom Spores
Psilocybin spores are technically legal, but in most places germinating them is not.
Jedi Flipping: What It’s Like to Mix Shrooms, Acid, and Molly
Jedi flipping can be fun and transcendent, but also overwhelming and risky—here are some harm reduction techniques if you're planning a flip.
LSD vs. Acid: A Brief History of Acid Slang
Acid. Orange Sunshine. Windowpane. Every generation has its own nickname for LSD. But, no matter what you call it, one thing’s certain—it’s long been a symbol of a peaceful counterculture.
MDMA: What is Molly?
Everything you need to know about molly or MDMA, everyone's favorite club drug that's fast becoming an FDA-approved trauma treatment medication.
Art + Culture
Movies to Watch on Shrooms: Our Favorite Psychedelic Cinema
From awe-inspiring nature docs to trippy animations, here are the best movies to watch on shrooms.
What You Should Know about Microdosing for Anxiety
The lowdown on microdosing LSD, psilocybin, and DMT to ease anxiety.
Microdosing LSA: People are Microdosing Acid’s Less Known, Legal Cousin
Microdosing LSA—like microdosing, in general—is growing in popularity, but we don’t know much about it.
HPPD: Visual Flashbacks are Still Possible After a Trip is Over—But It’s Unlikely
Everything you should know about HPPD—Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder.
Art + Culture
Machine Elves or “DMT Elves”: A Journey Into The DMT Spirit World
Many people report seeing "machine elves" or "DMT elves," but why do so many people see entities and why do different people have such similar experiences?
5-MeO-DMT: The Story Behind the “God Molecule”
This mystical molecule is considered to be a less visual, yet more intense cousin of DMT.
Kambo: Is Burning Frog Venom into Your Skin a Wonder Cleanse or Risky Procedure?
Getting poisoned with frog venom doesn't sound fun, but enthusiasts swear by it.
Changa: What is Changa? The Truth About Smokeable Ayahuasca
Changa is fairly new compared to the centuries-old ayahuasca tradition—but both are ways to consume DMT.
How To Make LSD: The Process Explained
While LSD is derived from the ergot fungus, the acid we know and love is synthesized in a lab.
Equity + Indigenous Reciprocity
The Sacred Cacao Ceremony: Is it Healing or Culturally Appropriative?
With cacao ceremonies on the rise, who has the right to access this plant medicine, and what do we owe to the plant's cultural heritage?
Legal Highs: The Top Legal Psychoactive Plants in the US and Canada
From coffee and kratom to mandrake and morning glories, these plants will cause psychoactive, and even hallucinogenic effects.
What is Kava? A Complete Guide
Side effects, preparation, origins, and everything you should know about the native South Pacific root beverage.