What You Need to Know About Smoking Weed While Tripping

Posted on September 16th, 2019 by

Your “set and setting” are perfect and you’re with your closest friends. But when someone passes you a joint while tripping, do you accept? Smoking weed when you’re in the midst of a psychedelic experience is common, whether you’re on mushrooms, LSD, MDMA, or another hallucinogenic substance. But just because people do it, doesn’t necessarily […]

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This Company is Developing a Drug Based on Ibogaine for the Opioid Crisis

Posted on September 14th, 2019 by

A Canadian company will announce on Monday (September 16) the development of a synthetic drug based on the chemical structure of ibogaine, a psychedelic with a long history of ceremonial use.  Mind Medicine Inc. (“Mindmed”) is betting that 18-MC (18-methoxycoronaridine) will be a powerful tool to fight addiction and opioid use disorder.  The potent dissociative […]

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The Ayahuasca Privilege

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by

After five years of paranoia so debilitating that he’d linger by the window, waiting for someone to bust into his home, Gabriel Martin finally had hope for a cure. But if he wanted a chance at it, he only had 24 hours to come up with $800. Just four days prior, Martin had applied to […]

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Canada Now Has Psilocybin Dispensaries

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by

Dana Larsen is anything but discreet about his business—and that’s exactly the point. “I’m definitely not the first person to sell mushrooms online,” he says. “But I might be the first to put my name, face, and reputation on the line for it.” Larsen’s worked in the cannabis industry for 30 years, but from the […]

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Watch the Vibrations of Ayahuasca Songs Projected on Water

Posted on September 9th, 2019 by

Naziha Mestaoui has always been fascinated by the invisible. She devoted years to reading everything she could about quantum physics as a way to understand the nature of reality. She was fascinated by how time, as we know it, doesn’t exist on the quantum scale and she made acclaimed contemporary art exploring this idea. She […]

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On Being’s Krista Tippett on Her Own Spiritual Journey

Posted on August 26th, 2019 by

Krista Tippett has built a life of conversation—of being present, asking questions, and, most important, listening. In 2014, President Obama granted the Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author the National Humanities Medal for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” She continues to unravel what it means to be human on her popular NPR […]

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MDMA for Racial Trauma

Posted on September 2nd, 2019 by

It’s been well-established at this point that MDMA is a promising treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. In August of 2017, the Food and Drug Administration gave it “breakthrough therapy” status, fast-tracking it to being approved for prescription in the U.S. In double-blind, randomized clinical trials, MDMA has consistently healed the trauma of veterans when the […]

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Alex Grey on His Journey to Finding God

Posted on August 8th, 2019 by

For all of humanity’s accomplishments—landing on the moon, connecting people halfway across the globe with the push of a button, creating life in a laboratory—we still have yet to comprehend our own minds. This creates a fundamental barrier to understanding each other’s experiences, particularly those as multidimensional as trips. But when words fail us, art […]

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The Inherent Queerness of Psychedelics

Posted on August 9th, 2019 by

This story is part of a series with Girls Who Say Fuck on psychedelics, sexuality, and intimacy. To have a psychedelic experience is to have a queer experience. I’m not saying this to be provocative, or even controversial. And this isn’t to say psychedelics are only for the queer community, or that if you’re straight, […]

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How to Make Sense of Your Last Trip

Posted on August 5th, 2019 by

Maybe you tripped balls at a music festival, had the time of your life, and never thought about it again. Maybe you took some shrooms with your best friend last weekend while camping and you don’t know what to make of all the uncomfortable feelings that are still bubbling up. Or—maybe you dropped acid in […]

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