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is Co-Founder and Managing Editor of DoubleBlind. Having written for
and been featured in
among other outlets, her reporting is concentrated on psychedelics, cannabis, drug policy, and spirituality. A graduate of
Columbia Journalism School
, Madison has traveled everywhere from pot farms in the Emerald Triangle to the shores of the Ganges River, and all over Israel-Palestine, exploring the role of plant medicine in religion, mental health, and conflict resolution. She got her start in journalism with a column on cannabis at the
, after having lived in south Tel Aviv working with Eritrean refugees. With more than 4 years' experience covering cannabis and other drugs, Madison has spoken on topics like social equity, cannabis feminism, cannabis journalism, and so forth at conferences like
the Association of Alternative New Media
the American Society of Journalists and Authors
, The Rind's Women in Cannabis,
Pepperdine's Cannabis Law Symposium
, and others. You can find her on
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From Inhaling Xenon to Growing Iboga: Inside the 3rd Season of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia
A Q&A with drug journalist Hamilton Morris on the Drug War, psychoactive drugs on the periodic table, and a burgeoning opioid prevalence in West Africa.
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Why All Drugs Should be Legal
Neuroscientist Dr. Carl talks drug addiction, legalization, the opioid crisis, and more in a discussion about his new book "Drug Use for Grown-Ups"
Breaking: Somerville, Massachusetts Decriminalizes Naturally Occurring Psychedelics
The measure passed with a landslide vote of 9-0.
New Law Threatens to Gut the Brazilian Amazon
Brazil's Congress is about to vote on a policy that would legalize mining and other industries in the rainforest, whilst denying indigenous people the right to object.
This “Psychedelic Peer Support Line” Will Help You Through Your Next Trip
"Real-time support—when time doesn't seem real."
Inside the ‘Psychedelic Exceptionalism’ Debate: Should All Drugs be Legal, or Just Pot and Psychedelics?
Social justice advocates critique the psychedelic community for leaving behind those most impacted by the War on Drugs.
Watch Trippy Visual Art from Every Decade
But make sure you have the right set and setting first.
How Oregon is Leading the Country in Drug Policy Reform
The confluence of campaigns to legalize psilocybin therapy, decriminalize all drugs, and to decriminalize entheogens at the local level has made Oregon home to a complementary reform movement.
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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out: A Previously Unpublished Interview with Timothy Leary
Roger Steffens and Timothy Leary talk Buddhism, Leary's first trip, and why partisan politics make no sense.
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Why Feeling “Connected” Is Good For Your Health
In an interview about her new book "Good Chemistry," psychiatrist Julie Holland dishes on the health benefits of social connection, the promise of psychedelics, and the importance of nourishing the soul.
How Psychedelics are Reigniting Judaism
Rabbi Kamenetz is bringing psychedelics back—to the synagogue, that is.
How the Psychedelic Movement Can Support Black Lives Matter
The principle of psychedelic intersectionality demands we use these medicines as a jumping off point to further justice within the psychedelic community, and beyond.
Native Tribes Should Have More Say in the Psychedelic Movement
At the Psychedelic Liberty Summit, many voiced concerns over land conservation, the peyote sacrament, and the role of native voices in legislative reform.
What You Should Know to Have a Safe Kambo Experience
Brandon Begley passed away from a water overdose following a kambo and ayahuasca ceremony. Here's how that could have been avoided.
How this Herbal Essential Oil Can Soothe, Balance, and Spark Your Inner Flame
DoubleBlind partnered with Colibri Healing to bring you a custom-crafted sacral balancing oil.
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Tripping with the Stars: New Netflix Film Documents Celebrities’ Psychedelic Experiences
We asked filmmaker Donick Cary what it was like working on "Have a Good Trip" for over the past decade.
Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Psychedelic Reform Campaigns Go Digital
Washington D.C. Council approved a bill to let Decriminalize Nature DC gather signatures remotely, while Decriminalize California petitions for an extension.
New York Assemblywoman Introduces Measure to Decriminalize Psilocybin
This is among the first decriminalization bills in the country to be introduced by a legislator, rather than an activist group.
Why Kava is a Beautiful, Legal Way to Treat Anxiety, Build Community, and Create Ritual
Kava is known for its mellow, relaxing effect. Now DoubleBlind has partnered with Potent Kava so you can try it at home.
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Futurist Jason Silva on Psychedelics and the Paradigm Shift That’s Changing Everything
Silva's new podcast Flow Sessions takes listeners on a deep dive inside his mind.
Goodbye, Ram Dass. We Love You.
Ram Dass was ready to die. Here's how we can honor his legacy.
The Meaning of Life—According to Neuroscience
A modern spin on an old argument.
The Inherent Queerness of Psychedelics
Author Bett Williams' winding road to finding mushrooms—and herself.
How the Psychedelic Industry Can Learn From the Cannabis Industry’s Mistakes
The cannabis industry has drifted from its grassroots values. Will the psychedelic field be more equitable?