Inside a Black Market Shroom Shop

At Vancouver’s Coca Leaf Cafe, you’ll find psilocybin sugar cubes and DMT vapes, with a side of anti-prohibition advocacy.

Andrew Weil Says There’s No Such Thing as a Good or Bad Drug

From coca to kava, we should be able to access all plant allies—and understand their beneficial properties

The Case for Giving Psychedelics to Kids

For cultures around the world, plant medicine is a way of life from birth

Meet Shroom Mom, LA’s Most Fabulous Drug Dealer

Trust us: You’ve never met anyone like her

Psychedelia Has a Power Problem—Here’s How We Move Forward

It may be uncomfortable, but breaking cycles of harm requires acknowledging that we are all capable of committing harm—even those we love and respect most

How Psychedelics Might Fuel a Paradigm Shift: Opinion

We're living in dire times—and we're in dire need of change.

Trauma is the New Buzzword, but Does Everyone Really Have It?

Just as the definition of trauma can at times be nebulous, so too what we mean when we talk about treating it—with or without psychedelics.

Stop the Games: Get Out of the Drug-use Closet

At least 70 percent of people who use even the most maligned drugs, like alcohol and cocaine, don’t become addicts. It’s time for a more honest public narrative about all drugs.

The DEA Wants to Place Five Tryptamines in Schedule I and You Can Stop Them

The DEA might criminalize more psychedelics—but there's still time for public comment.

Psychedelics Could Become Extractive Capitalism—Unless We Hold Stakeholders Accountable

Reciprocity with Indigenous stewards of plant medicine is one way to start.

Ibogaine and Iboga: Traditional Use, Conservation, and Ethical Considerations

Ibogaine expert and advocate tells all—from ethical sourcing to safety guidelines, and how to vet a medicine provider.

Religious Access to Psychedelics is No Substitute for Decriminalization

While some groups pursue religious exemption to incorporate psychedelics into their spiritual practice, this activist argues that decriminalization is the best strategy to achieve normalization of psychedelics for all and topple the Drug War.

What Growing My Own Mushrooms Taught Me About BIPOC Healing in Today’s America

Growing a batch of magic mushrooms for my own therapeutic and spiritual growth is the latest step in my long journey of mental health healing.

What It’s Like to Do Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Suzannah Weiss was hoping to use ketamine in order to reduce anxiety and symptoms of Lyme disease, including fatigue, irritability, and insomnia—here's how it went.

How Anti-Racism is a Form of Psychedelic Harm Reduction

Psychedelics don't inherently make us more just—we must work at it, together.

Psychedelics Won the Election—Except the Psychedelic that is Donald Trump

Donald Trump and the Drug War are on the way out—what does this mean for our culture, for our future?

Time to Freak Out: Get Offline, Go Inward, and Protect the Soul

With COVID forcing us online more than ever before—we're in a "spiritual emergency" struggling against the "Satanic trifecta of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram." Now's a time for "internet hygiene, soul substance, and the correct placement of things."

Can this Little Known Third Party Herald a New Political Paradigm?

The One Nation Party is running on an "all-win" platform upholding psychedelic ideals, but are their campaign promises feasible?

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.

Birds Playing Tiny Violins; Diving Deeper with Psilocybin in the Pandemic

During a pre-pandemic mushroom trip, she had a vision of the corona virus; now she's returning to the medicine.

Integrating Lessons of the Pandemic with “Psychedelic Poetry”

The COVID-19 pandemic can feel like a psychedelic trip. Here's how poetry can help us process it.

Everything’s Canceled: How the Psychedelic Community is Coping

We're all grieving something that doesn't exist any longer: in-person community. But here's how we're moving forward.

Why Psychedelic Trips are So Much More Than a Series of Neurological Mechanisms

The mind is greater than the sum of its neurological parts.

Why 2020 is the Year of Psychedelics and Threesomes

Threesomes may seem like a threat to monogamous partnership—if you haven't used psychedelics to uncover the open nature of love and the self.

If You Can’t Go Out, Go In: How Psychedelics Make Quarantine a Time of Self Renewal

The Covid-19 lockdown has given us time to explore our inner-worlds, and psychedelics are the perfect tool.

Can Psychedelics Make You Fall in Love Faster?

Psychedelics can speed up the process of falling in love—but does that love remain in tact after the trip is over?

COVID-19 Isn’t Just a Medical Crisis—It’s an Existential One

As we self-quarantine for Coronavirus, we're going to have a lot of time to contemplate our world today and our roles in it.

More Parents Take Psychedelics Than You Think

Parents with young children face unique stigma and consequences for coming out about their psychedelic use — but they still seek psychedelic community with other parents.

Is Good Therapy Too Inaccessible to POC?

Navigating health insurance to find a therapist is hard enough. It's even harder when you're a black woman, seeking a black female therapist.

Ego Death: Everything You Should Know

Ego death can be among the most transcendent or terrifying events of a person's life. But what exactly is happening in the brain during this kind of psychedelic experience?

Why I Quit Microdosing LSD

Is microdosing worth all the hype? Some psychonauts say no, arguing in favor of less frequent (macro)doses.

“Gracias Compañera”: Inside Mexico’s International Zapatista Feminist Summit

The women-only gathering in the Chiapas highlands lures women from around the world to fight the patriarchy, and rail against femicide.

Using Psychedelics to Heal from Sexual Trauma

Psychedelics are promising tools to help survivors reprocess their experience and heal from PTSD.

What Does It Mean to “Be Here Now?”

One man tackles an age-old question—and comes upon insights, beneficial to us all.

What Permaculture Teaches Us About Psychedelics

Permaculture helps us recognize systemic patterns and relationships—here's how that applies to the psychedelic movement.

Goodbye, Ram Dass. We Love You.

Ram Dass was ready to die. Here's how we can honor his legacy.

Prescription Psychedelics are Almost Here—But Western Medicine Isn’t Ready

A paradigm shift needs to happen as psychedelics go legal. PEACH—Psychedelic Education and Community Healing—is the path forward.

How the Psychedelic Community Can (Actually) Create a Better World

It's time to move beyond the personal healing narrative
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