People In Oregon Can’t Afford Psilocybin Therapy

“Unfortunately we’ve seen one service center close down. I imagine there will be more, because very quickly it’s going to get oversaturated.”

Lab Tests From Diamond Shruumz Mushroom Brand Reveals Deceptive Practices 

Recent lab results from the FDA and CDC reveal that the products responsible for sending 23 people to the hospital and making 39 others ill contained 4-AcO-DMT and other compounds.

This MDMA Zoom Therapist Is Not Who He Claims to Be 

An investigation uncovers a mountain of misleading claims about a “pioneering” psychedelic therapist guiding MDMA sessions via Zoom.

MA’AT Brings Sexual Assault Advocacy to the Psychedelics and Wellness Spaces

The psychedelics and wellness spaces have a major sexual assault problem, but now there’s a community organization taking action.

Embracing the Liminal Space As An Intersex Activist and Psychedelics Advocate

After giving so much of myself away for so long, I now am reclaiming my life through psychedelic healing—and encouraging other trauma survivors to join me.

California Will Not Legalize Widespread Access to Psychedelic Therapy Any Time Soon

SB1012, the bill to legalize and mainstream psychedelic therapy in California, was axed among hundreds of other initiatives in May.

What the “Psychedelic Renaissance” Needs to Learn from Big Tobacco

The Psychedelic Renaissance is not a collective liberation movement — it is the epitome of capitalization.

Shamans Are Going to Jail for Ayahuasca Possession

Since 2022, nine shamans have been arrested for possessing ayahuasca, sparking debate on its classification as a drug and the necessity of legal religious protections.

Church of the Eagle and the Condor Can Now Drink Ayahuasca Legally in the US

The Church of Eagle and Condor becomes the third organization in the United States to obtain religious exemption from the Controlled Substances Act to legally use ayahuasca.

Encyclopedia of the Amazon

Matsés land covers 3,800 square miles of the Amazon. That's over a trillion sq ft of jungle and more than 1,000 medicinal plants they live in relationship with. And now, the knowledge of the land is documented in an encyclopedia.

Pablo Amaringo Drank Ayahuasca at 10 Years Old, Then Ushered In a Global Art Tradition

Peruvian artist Pablo Amaringo’s colorful life highlights the interwoven relationship between art, ayahuasca, and the rainforest.

Exploring the Cultural and Healing Traditions of the Huni Kuin

The Huni Kuin people of the Brazilian Amazon are dedicated to preserving—and sharing—their culture for one main reason: Spreading the messages of the rainforest.

“Anonymous Curanderas” Are Helping Women in Their Community Address Trauma From Domestic Violence 

Domestic violence is rampant in Mexico—and disproportionately impacts indigenous women. These Mazatec curanderas are quietly working to address that.

Shipibo Curandero Stabbed Six Times by Westerner Seeking Ayahuasca

A man seeking treatment for substance use disorder severely injured a 76-year-old Shipibo curandero, highlighting the risks of psychedelic tourism for Indigenous healers.

How the Sonoran Desert Toad Became an Obsession of Mainstream Psychedelia

Inside a decades-long journey to uncover the sacramental origins of the Bufo alvarius toad—and the powerful psychedelic derived from it

Massive Mining Projects Threaten People and Psychedelic Traditions in Amazonia

Yopo is a powerful psychedelic snuff used for healing and shamanic practice in the Amazon's Orinoco basin. Crisis puts people and cultural knowledge at risk.

Leonardo Carrato’s Photographs of An Indigenous “Reformatory” Remind Us Of Brazil’s Oppressive Past—and Present

These intimate and eerie images bring light to a history too often ignored, and the people who remember

This Saudi Woman is Creating Psychedelic Community in the Arab World

In the Arab world, psychedelics are considered “haram,” or forbidden. Haya Al-Hejailan is working to reframe them as medicines.

Asians Have Been Largely Excluded from Psychedelics—Here’s Why That Needs to Change

Despite a rich history of spiritual and plant medicine traditions in Asia, there’s been little consideration for Asians within the psychedelic movement

Most Iboga Is Poached Illegally, Gabonese Forests and People are Paying the Price

Amid the growing popularity of ibogaine for opioid use disorder, the iboga plant is being overharvested and sold illegally online

White Supremacist Violence is on the Rise. Can Psychedelics Help?

It’s time we reconsider racially-motivated, violent extremism as a disease that requires a holistic public health response

What Queerness, Neurodivergence, and Psychedelics Teach Us About the Beautiful, Multidimensional Nature of Identity

It’s time we stop pigeonholing people into categories as if that can hold the complexity of who they truly are

The Quest To Preserve Peruvian Torch—By Planting One Million Sacred Cacti

Sacred cacti like Peruvian Torch are at risk from overharvesting in Peru. A collective wants to replant them

Pro Fighter Ian McCall Opens Up About Psychedelics for Traumatic Brain Injury

Testimonies from professional athletes are opening doors to new realms of psychedelic potential

 Why the “Psychedelic Renaissance” is just Colonialism by Another Name

A new psychedelic renaissance that remains grounded in colonial habits risks replicating historic and systemic harms and injustices

Native American Church Asks Congress for Peyote Funding

The sacred psychedelic cactus faces threats of habitat loss and over-harvesting. The Church wants more protections.

Sexual Abuse in Psychedelic Therapy: Important Steps Being Taken to Support Survivors

Whether you or someone you love has been violated, or you’re a part of the psychedelic community, you should know about these efforts.

This Psychedelic Company is Leading the Way on Reciprocity and Holistic Approaches to Healing

From immersive music experiences to cultural competency trainings, Numinus is reimagining the future of psychedelic healthcare.

Muslims on Drugs: Psychedelics, Queerness, and Identity in the Post-9/11 Era

As a young queer Muslim using drugs, I struggled to reconcile all the parts of myself—until I realized where they unite and what they illuminate about our times.

The Peyote Plot: The Indigenous Fight to Conserve the Sacred Plant and the Spiritual Medicine it Contains

Peyote conservation and decriminalization efforts have been a hot topic in the psychedelic space. Here’s why.

40 under 40 Outstanding BIPOC leaders in Drug Policy

This cadre of BIPOC talent is made to highlight the full spectrum of expertise available for those who are truly committed to transformational change.

Mining and Poaching Threatens 15,000-Year-Old Peyote Tradition in Mexico

The Wixárika people of Mexico struggle to continue their sacred pilgrimage to gather peyote amid extractive forces.

Psychedelics Could Become Extractive Capitalism—Unless We Hold Stakeholders Accountable

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

6 Ways the Psychedelic Space Can Divest From Whiteness

How to heal our communities, work in reverence to these sacred medicines without perpetuating systemic harms, and leave more than what we came with for generations to come.

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.

People Are Facing Legal Repercussions for Serving Plant Medicine — Here’s What’s Being Done to Help Them

“All the recoveries that we see, all the second chances that people have, all the healing… we are not criminals.”

Black People Trip: Meet the Woman Creating Black Psychedelic Community

A conversation on Blackness, what constitutes a trip guide, the meaning of Black History Month, and more.

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.

How Anti-Racism is a Form of Psychedelic Harm Reduction

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor" — Desmond Tutu

Psychedelic Studies Have Marginalized LGBTQI+ Communities for Years—These Researchers Are Changing That

A new group of researchers are righting historical wrongs by studying how psychedelics can help gender and sexual minorities.

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.

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.

Where are All the Queer People?

The mental health field has historically neglected the LGBTQI+ community. Psychedelic research has been no exception—until now.

MDMA for Racial Trauma

More than 80 percent of participants in psychedelic trials going back to 1993 have been white. Monnica Williams is working to change that.

The Ayahuasca Privilege

Ayahuasca may be incredibly healing—but most people can't afford it.

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?
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