The Summer of Love—In Yiddish

A new generation of holy rebels from the fringes of Jewish life are using psychedelics to revolutionize religion.

States Are Embracing Psychedelics, Paving the Way for FDA Approval

Over the course of the past year, several states across the US have taken legal action to expand access to psychedelic-assisted therapies for some citizens. Many of these efforts have been catalyzed by veterans who have personally benefited from psychedelic-assisted therapies.

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.

Yes, Psychedelics Do Change Our Metaphysical Beliefs

Do psychedelics help us see reality more clearly, or do they lead us into a world of fantasy?

Trip Tunes: A Conversation with Producer Jon Hopkins About Making Music for Ketamine

We caught up with Grammy-nominated producer Jon Hopkins about his latest record Music for Psychedelic Therapy, and the immense responsibility of making music for the psychedelic realm.

Laganja Estranja’s Psychedelic Life

The international drag queen sensation doesn't trip much these days, but her work embodies what it means to be psychedelic.

How To Vet Your Psychedelic Guide

Get references, ask critical questions, and most importantly, follow your gut.

How MDMA Made Me a Better Parent

MDMA helped me reparent myself. And in doing that, I was better able to parent my sons.

This Trippy New Book Takes You Through Modern Mushroom History—With Cartoons

An exclusive look at the love story of famed mycologists R. Gordon and Valentina Wasson—as cartoons.

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.

Can MDMA Increase Women’s Sexual Desire?

Mind Cure's Groundbreaking Initiative Addresses Female Sexual Dysfunction with MDMA

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.

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.

Are Ketamine Clinics Paving the Way for Legal Psychedelic Therapy?

The proliferation of ketamine clinics around the country could offer a model for other psychedelic therapy clinics in the future. Here's what it's like on the inside.

Inside the World’s Largest Collection of Acid Tabs

Mark McCloud has been collecting LSD art for decades—but the reason behind his devotion to acid might surprise you.

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.”

Shroom Delivery is Now a Thing

With psychedelics decriminalized, many entrepreneurs are taking advantage of grey market loopholes.

How Dock Ellis Made Baseball History on LSD

The science, the theory, and the complicated unknowns of Dock Ellis’ acid- and amphetamine-fueled baseball achievement.

Psychedelics and Breastfeeding: What We Know—and Don’t Know—About a Taboo Subject

Should a nursing parent abstain from psychedelics? Yes and no—here's what the science and indigenous wisdom tell about this practice.

Forget, Burning Man. Inside the Last Real Anarchist Gathering.

Rainbow Gatherings have been a phenomenon since 1972, offering a glimpse into an alternate reality, where money doesn't exist and psychedelic culture is the norm. But can this temporary, idyllic society have an impact on the outside world?

Psilocybin Therapy and the Rise of Existential Medicine

Does psilocybin therapy mark the dawn of a new era in mental health? A psychedelic researcher talks the future of existential medicine.

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

Wangechi Mutu: Between Palimpsest and Prayer

Contemporary artist Wangechi Mutu on transcending boundaries, reconnecting with the natural world, and reimagining a more humane co-existence.

California is On the Brink of Decriminalizing Psychedelics — But It’s Not that Simple

Inside the politics of ending psychedelic prohibition in the Golden State.

Lucid Dreaming 101: What It Is and How to Go About It

Lucid dreaming is an ancient spiritual practice that comes with added health benefits. Here's how you can learn to lucid dream, and which herbs will help you get into the dreamstate.

Why Mindfulness Practitioners are Better Positioned to Trip on Psychedelics

But with all the gifts of a mindfulness practice, would meditators even feel as called to trip to begin with?

Peering Through a Telescope: How Psychedelics Helped My Struggle with Alcohol

Psychedelics help you see reality as if looking through a telescope—but like alcohol, that doesn’t mean we should do them all the time.

Salvia Trip: The Basics

Experiencing a salvia trip is tricky. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after the process.

LSD Test Kit: Why Drug Checking is Essential for LSD

How to use an LSD test kit to protect yourself from adulterated drugs.

Breaking News: Federal Drug Decriminalization Measure Introduced in the House

The Drug Policy Reform Act seeks to end federal criminal penalties for drug possession, expunge criminal drug records, and invest in health-based approaches to drug policy.

Introducing the Mormon Psychedelic Summit

For some who have left the Mormon church, psychedelics provide an opportunity to heal feelings of alienation and find their own way.

Consent is Psychedelic. Here’s Why.

"If psychedelics are about recognizing the ways that we are all one, consent is a way for us to act as such."

Is Ayahuasca Legal?

Ayahuasca legal status depends on where you are.

How a Queer Worldview Led Me Back to My Psychedelic Ukrainian Roots

Troubled by the common phenomenon of white people appropriating Indigenous traditions in the psychedelic space, this author rediscovered the folklore of her own ancestral lineage.

Salvia Flowers: Cultivation and Consumption

Salvia flowers are a naturally occurring, legal psychedelic. Here's what to know about these blooms.

Breaking News: California State Senate Passes Psychedelic Legalization Bill

SB 519 is now headed to the State Assembly for a final vote before it can become law.

Psychedelics Aren’t Just Medicine, but Tools for “Human Enhancement”

Psychedelics for the “betterment of well people” isn’t a new notion, but recent legislation is giving the idea new life.

Can Ayahuasca Help Us Communicate with the Souls of the Dead?

How ayahuasca can be an important tool for the bereaved.

MDMA Test Kit: Why Drug Checking is Essential for Molly

How to use a molly test kit to protect yourself from adulterated drugs.

Can Breathwork Induce Psychedelic States?

How you can transform your consciousness and access healing through just breath.

Now that New York Legalized Cannabis, Could Psychedelics Be Next?

From New York City to Albany to tiny towns upstate, the tide of psychedelic decriminalization laps at the shores of the Empire State.

How Long Does Ketamine Last?

The route of administration, among several other factors like age and tolerance, will affect ketamine’s duration, not to mention the afterglow effect.

Scientists are Using AI to Develop New Psychedelic Drugs

Using supercomputers and machine learning, the next generation of psychedelics may look like nothing we've ever seen before.

Mushroom Dosage: What is the “Right” Amount of Shrooms?

Mushroom dosage can be tricky, especially when different varieties come with different potencies. Here’s what you should know.

Ketamine Infusion: How Ketamine Can Treat Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and More

How ketamine infusion therapy works, what it feels like, and what it's used for.

Ketamine Dosage: How Much is OK and How Much is Too Much?

Ketamine dosage ranges depending on your consumption method. From intravenous to intramuscular to k-spray and more, here’s everything you should know.

The DMT Experience: How to Go About it, and What to Expect

You can smoke changa, drink ayahuasca, or free-base or vaporizer DMT to have a DMT experience. But what are the pros and cons of each?

Psilocybin for Depression: What You Should Know

Through the power of a mystical experience and new insights, psilocybin for depression may be a more efficient treatment than traditional pharmaceutical methods.

Keepers of the Matrix: A Beginner’s Guide to Understanding Sacred Cacti

Mushrooms are en vogue, but what about the droves of psychedelic cacti?

The Best Coffee Alternatives: Best Caffeine Alternatives for Getting Energy and Staying Grounded

Tea or chai lattes aren’t the only coffee substitutes; try one of these coffee alternatives instead.

What is Salvia?

Salvia is sometimes compared to cannabis or DMT, but it is far different—here's everything you need to know.

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.

Ketamine For Depression: The Highs and Lows

Everything you should know about using ketamine for depression, from administration methods to side effects.

Do Psychedelics Alter the Menstrual Cycle?

A number of anecdotal reports point to psychedelics' potential to trigger early menstruation and rebalance hormones.

The (Very) Best Movies to Watch on Shrooms

From awe-inspiring nature docs to trippy animations, here are the best movies to watch on shrooms.

Best Ayahuasca Retreats: How to Choose the Right Ayahuasca Retreat For You

There’s a number of criteria followed by the best ayahuasca retreats. Read our guide to properly vet where you go.

Ketamine Clinics and Therapists: What to Look for if You’re Seeking Ketamine Therapy, and How to Find The Best Ketamine Clinics Near You

Ketamine clinics are opening across the country—but they range in quality widely. Here’s what to look for.

Yes, Ketamine Addiction Is a Thing. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Ketamine has been growing in popularity in the clinic and on the dance floor—but ketamine addiction is a real risk

When Acid Makes You Feel Like Jesus

Experts weigh in on the connection between the spiritual and the psychedelic and why some trippers feel like religious figures.

What You Should Know about Microdosing for Anxiety

The lowdown on microdosing LSD, psilocybin, and DMT to ease anxiety.

Meet the Psychedelic Rapper Running for New York City Mayor

The New York rapper and mayor hopeful Paperboy Prince is challenging mainstream politics with a trippy message of love.

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.

Penis Envy Mushrooms: Murder & Conspiracy Behind the World’s Trippiest Shroom

Penis Envy mushrooms were encountered by ethnobotanist Terence McKenna in the Amazon...the story unfolds from there.

Microdosing LSD: Could it Change Your Life For The Better?

Microdosing LSD has shown promise for everything from depression to insomnia. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

How Long Does It Take for Shrooms to Kick In?

Well, it depends on a lot of things—from your body to how you take them.

Is Social Media the Best Place to Buy Drugs?

Whereas once the darknet was the go-to place for buying illicit substances on the internet, now many vendors have taken to "clearweb" platforms like Instagram.

Where to Buy Kava

This Pacific root has been used as an age-old way to relax.

This Weird, Futuristic Helmet Will Let People Scan Their Brains While Tripping

Could brain imaging help us understand how psychedelics work?

Cambridge Decriminalizes Psychedelics

On Wednesday (Feb. 3), Cambridge joined the movement to decriminalize entheogenic plants and fungi.

MDMA-Assisted Therapy is Less Effective if You Take Antidepressants

A new analysis of four MDMA studies found that a history of taking antidepressants can make the treatment less effective.

Microdosing Caffeine: What You Should Know

Psychedelics aren’t the only substances you can microdose—some people are choosing to microdose the world’s most popular drug.

Shrooming at the Symphony: How Does Music Affect the Psychedelic Experience?

A new study explores how different musical genres can impact psychedelic therapy.

Microdosing Workouts: Could They Change the Fitness Game?

Microdosing psychedelics as part of your workout regime isn’t all there is to “microdosing workouts.” You might even consider exercising for microdosable intervals, as well.

Today, DoubleBlind Makes these 5 Promises to You

A candid letter from DoubleBlind's Editor-in-Chief

Here’s What’s Missing From Conversations About Psychedelic Integration

Gleaning the insights of your last trip is more than talking to an integration therapist, and more than "doing the work"—should we be calling it "work" anyway?

Should You Say “I Love You” While on MDMA?

MDMA is called the “love drug” for good reason, but are there dangers to expressing love while under the influence?

Here’s What Happens When Animals Eat LSD

A series of experiments show the effects of acid on dolphins, cats, and other species.

This Former Latter-day Saint Politician Started a Psilocybin Church—But Is it Legal?

The story behind Steve Urquhart, founder and "protector" of The Divine Assembly.

Remembering the Late Michael Alig, King of the Club Kids, Ex-Con Killer… And Unconventional Psychedelic Pioneer

The 54-year-old nightclub fixture pioneered NYC rave culture, but struggled with his own demons—drug addiction and the murder of drug dealer Angel Melendez, among them.

Can Orange Juice Really Improve a Psychedelic Trip?

The facts and fictions about this urban legend.

The Dark Side of Festival Culture

When psychedelic-fueled revelry becomes delirium and abuse.

Does Ketamine Have a Dark Side?

The increasing use of ketamine for mental health should not let us forget that this combination clinical and party drug also has addictive potential.

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.

Why We All Need to Be Spanked and Trip Right Now

The deep therapy of psychedelics and kink.

Can Psychedelics Help Us Face Our Fear of Death?

There are no treatments available to help people cope with dying. Are psychedelics the answer?

DMT to be Researched for Depression for the First Time

Researchers are hopeful "the spirit molecule" will also treat OCD and PTSD, among other conditions.

Is Palo Santo Actually Endangered?

A conservation report raises concerns about the sustainability of this sacred wood.

Why Does the Brain Make Its Own DMT?

Scientists are grappling with the question of what biological role DMT plays in the human body.

Where Will Psychedelics and Other Drugs Be Decriminalized Next?

Drug decriminalization is taking the world by storm—from Vancouver to Vermont, Washington and California, efforts to bring down prohibition are skyrocketing.

Vancouver Becomes First City in Canada to Decriminalize All Drugs

On Wednesday (Nov. 25), Vancouver's City Council unanimously voted to decriminalize all drugs, from LSD to heroin.

MDA: Everything You Should Know About the “Sass Drug,” What is MDA, and MDA vs. MDMA

MDA is a cousin of MDMA and the sassafrass tree, but the "sass drug" engenders a different experience in its own right.

What Removing the “Hallucinations” from Psychedelics Means for Psychotherapy

A growing number of companies and researchers are attempting to make psychedelics that don’t cause hallucinations or visions. But will they work as well?

What is Ayahuasca? Benefits, Risks, Side Effects

Ayahuasca has increased in popularity around the globe—here's what you should know about this entheogenic plant medicine.

How Tripping Can Help Us Reimagine Capitalism Ahead of Psychedelic Commercialization

Here's what the success and failures of cannabis industry can teach those in the psychedelic space about a healthy relationship to profit.

Can Psychedelics Treat Eating Disorders?

After an ayahuasca ceremony, one ED patient smashed her scale, beginning a journey of healing. Now a number of studies are showing proof that psychedelics could be more promising than traditional treatments.

Breaking News: Oregon Legalizes Psilocybin Therapy

Under the new policy, licensed facilitators can give psilocybin to adults over 21 in therapeutic contexts.

Breaking News: Oregon Becomes the First State to Decriminalize All Drugs

Oregonians pass Measure 110 to decriminalize personal possession amounts of all drugs, from LSD and MDMA to meth and heroin.

Breaking: Washington D.C. Decriminalizes Psychedelic Plants and Fungi

Voters approve Initiative 81, the Capitol's own Decriminalize Nature measure.

Do Orgasms Cause the Release of DMT?

Yes, an orgasm is a psychedelic experience.

Where Witchcraft Meets Plant Medicine

How witches from ancient Greece to Gaeilge used plant medicine for sorcery, prophecy, and divine connection.

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.

What Is Mescaline? A Guide to this Cactus-Derived Psychedelic

Aldous Huxley popularized mescaline in "The Doors of Perception," but no conversation today about this entheogen is complete without attention paid to indigenous sovereignty and conservation strategies around the mescaline-containing peyote succulent.

Could Giving Acid to Dolphins Help Us Talk to Aliens?

How dolphins on LSD shaped the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

6 Herbs to Enhance Your Next Psychedelic Trip

These "herbal allies" can calm your nerves, induce euphoria, and complement your journey.

A Trip Through the Universe: How Psychedelic Art Overlaps with Space Art

The earliest blotter papers expressed the astronomical depths of LSD with images of crescent moons, swirling nebulas, and star scapes.

Is Salvia Legal?

Salvia Divinorum: legal hallucinogen or banned plant?

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.

Set and Setting: Here’s How to Prepare Your Mind & Space Before Using Psychedelics

Timothy Leary first introduced the concept of "set and setting" in 1964—now it's ubiquitous throughout the psychedelic world. Read on at DoubleBlind.

What is Kitty Flipping? The 101 on Mixing Ketamine and MDMA

How much you know about this popular combo says a lot about your familiarity with club drugs—and Jennifer Lopez movies.

Psychedelic Gold Rush? Psilocybin Startup Compass Pathways Goes Public at More than $1B

Here's why Wall Street is starting to see the value in psychedelics.

Can Psychedelics Rekindle Ancient Animism in Modern Society?

Animism—seeing the spirit in everything—goes deeper than the psychedelic experience; and this distinction may be crucial for psychedelic healing work.

GHB Drug: What It’s Like to Trip on GHB

Although GHB is known as the "date rape drug," it is getting big on the party scene.

Breaking News: Ann Arbor Decriminalizes Psychedelics

Ann Arbor just became the third city in the United States to decriminalize all-naturally entheogens.

Can Psychedelics Treat Physical Pain?

From ayahuasca to iboga, and even synthetic compounds, people are turning to psychedelics to treat pain, in addition to mental health.

LSD Tolerance Could Develop Faster than You Expect

Hypothetically, if you take acid multiple times a week, you could expect to develop an LSD tolerance. Here's why the potency decreases over repeated use.

Will MDMA Help You Have a Better Acid Trip?

Researchers are conducting a study on "candy flipping" — the practice of combining MDMA and LSD.

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?

Psychedelic Synergies in the Bible: How Ancient Shamans and Priests Combined Plants to Get High

Old Testament plant mixtures—like the ingredients in ayahuasca—provide a greater wholistic benefit than each component's individual effects.

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.

Where Do Magic Mushrooms Grow?

What do shrooms look like and where do they grow? Here are some tips for where to find shrooms while foraging.

Watch Trippy Visual Art from Every Decade

But make sure you have the right set and setting first.

This App Guides You Through Tripping

"Trip" helps users dive into their consciousness—whether with psychedelics or mindfulness techniques like meditation.

This Dot-Com Guru is Asking Trump to Legalize Psychedelics

Michael "Zappy" Zapolin, who made an ayahuasca documentary with Michelle Rodriguez, is recruiting Lamar Odom to his psychedelic legalization "Mind Army."

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.

After Permitting Psilocybin for Terminal Patients, Canada Could Open the Door to Psychedelics

Some Canadians with life-threatening illnesses can now try magic mushrooms to ease their mind. But it could open the door to much more for the Great White North’s psychedelic scene.

Sex on Acid, MDMA, Shrooms & More

Regardless of which psychedelic you take, sex on acid, shrooms and other psychedelics all benefit from one critical factor: set and setting.

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.

LSA Drug: The Trippy Story Behind the Compound in Morning Glory Plants

The seeds of morning glories and some other plants contain LSA, a cousin of LSD. Here's what to know about the effects of the LSA drug, proper dosage and more.

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 Ibogaine Can Help with the Opioid Crisis

We're facing the most devastating overdose epidemic in American history. But can we overcome the "great disconnect" between science and stigma in order for ibogaine to help with the solution?

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.

What is 2C-B? The Complete and Honest Explainer

This novel psychedelic was invented by Sasha Shulgin, the "godfather" of MDMA.

How Psychedelics Help with Gender Identity and Transition

A mushroom trip was the major tipping point leading Ivy to "meet" her true self, and deciding to come out to the world.

How Psychedelics are Reigniting Judaism

Rabbi Kamenetz is bringing psychedelics back—to the synagogue, that is.

Why People are Using Ketamine Nasal Spray to Party

Diversion of high-grade ketamine from clinics, coupled with the popularity of the k-spray method, has allowed many ravers to experience the therapeutic potential of this drug in a safer way.

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.

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.

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.

The Complete Guide to 4-AcO-DMT: Synthetic Shrooms or in a Class of Its Own?

Call it 4-Acetoxy-DMT, 4-AcO, Psilacetin, O-Acetylpsilocin, or synthetic shrooms, here's everything you should know about this little-known psychedelic research chemical.

What is Kava? A Complete Guide

Side effects, preparation, origins, and everything you should know about the native South Pacific root beverage.

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.

Should You Take Psychedelics While You’re Sick with COVID?

Some people are using psychedelics for their potential anti-inflammatory properties, while others are aiming to mitigate the physical and emotional symptoms once or if they contract the virus.

Decriminalization vs. Legalization: What’s the Difference?

Your guide to the differences between decriminalization vs. legalization when it comes to drugs.

Types of Ketamine—Which One Works Best?

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has patented a filtered version of ketamine called Spravato. Here's the breakdown of all the types of ketamine that exist today, including the generic version that has been around since the Sixties.

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.

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.

Entheogen: What Does This Word Actually Mean?

'Entheogen' is rebranding psychedelics, evoking the language of divine medicine.

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.

Dr. Bronner’s Donates $1 Mil to Legalize Medical Psilocybin in Oregon

Dr. Bronner's Soaps is on a mission to overturn psychedelic prohibition—starting with Oregon

You Can Now Get Ketamine in the Mail for Your Depression

Take home ketamine and online therapy are helping people cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

Are Mushrooms Legal in California? Thanks to COVID-19, Shrooms Will Remain Illegal —For Now

Social distancing measures have halted Decriminalize California’s desire to make mushrooms legal in California.

Bicycle Day: Demons, Milk, and “Medicine for the Soul”

A brief history on Albert Hofmann's botched experiment with LSD that sparked a cultural phenomenon.

Why a Drug Testing Kit for MDMA or LSD Could Save Lives

Everything you should know about the best MDMA test kit and LSD test kit on the market.

This Startup is Developing a DMT-Based Addiction Treatment

Does pharmaceuticalizing the DMT experience make it more accessible, or detract from the therapeutic value of ego death and mysticism?

Sex on MDMA: Does It Ruin Sober Sex?

You might reach euphoria through sex on MDMA, just remember to integrate the tools you learn in paradise.

Redesigning Psychedelic Mushrooms to Never Cause a “Bad Trip”

The key to "good trips only" may lie in aeruginascin, the CBD of psilocybin mushrooms.

Ketamine: The Psychedelic Painkiller that Could Halt the Opioid Crisis?

Mainstreaming ketamine as a pain management tool could help mainstream psychedelic medicine more broadly.

Can Psychedelics Make You Polyamorous?

Psychedelics can help you recognize the infinite nature of love, but will they provide the tools to carry ethical non-monogamy?

Did Ancient Buddhists Use Psychedelics?

Buddhists have a reputation for living drug and alcohol-free, but author Mike Crowley has found a visionary elixir called "amrita" to play no small role in early Buddhist practice.

The Strange Joy of Climate Change

When we move beyond denial, we might just transform.

Beyond Mushrooms: The Mysterious, Magical World of African Plant Medicine

As one of the world's oldest inhabited regions, Africa is home to a variety of plant medicines, so why don't we know more about this kingdom of ceremony?

If You Could Relive the Same Exact Life You’re Living Now, Would You?

German philosopher Thomas K. Metzinger's theory of "consciousness culture" asks us to evaluate whether we're living our best lives in the most ethical way.

Entheogenic Plants & Fungi: The Campaign to Decriminalize Naturally Occurring Psychedelics

Dozens of localities around the country are following Oakland's example, forming their own Decriminalize Nature chapters to end prohibition around entheogenic plants and fungi.

Psychedelics on the Stock Exchange?

In the wake of the cannabis green rush, investors are eyeing psychedelics, while Canadian pharma company Mindmed aims to go public this March.

Can Ayahuasca Heal Grief?

According to a new study, the "ancestor vine" may help the bereaved cope with their loss.

How Psychedelics Helped This Transgender Rapper and Military Vet Unlock his Creativity

"Psychedelics allowed the veil to be lifted off my mind, the strings to be cut, and for me to be free" — NOVAGAWD DeGrate

DMT Pens: Is It Safe to Vape DMT?

Several cannabis vape pens have been linked to a new, life-threatening lung disease, but are DMT pens any better?

Why More Therapists Need to Learn About Psychedelics—Now

Ten percent of Americans have tried a psychedelic—but are mainstream mental health professionals prepared to help them after their trip?

Breaking : Santa Cruz City Council Votes to Decriminalize Entheogenic Plants and Fungi

Santa Cruz is now the second jurisdiction in California to pass a Decriminalize Nature Initiative, and the third in the country to decriminalize mushrooms.

Why MDMA Will Likely Be Legal Before Weed

Despite the cannabis movement's gains in jurisdictions around the country, MDMA is further along in the process to become a prescription medication.

You Can Now Buy a Microdosing Kit Online

Canadian company Microdelics offers ready-made kits containing the acid analog, 1P-LSD.

I Love You—Let’s Trip Together

Psychedelics help couples work through issues of intimacy and communication

Will Shroom Dispensaries Become a Thing Anytime Soon?

With the decriminalization of psilocybin, it's hard not to wonder whether magic mushrooms will follow the path of cannabis.

Beautiful and Grotesque Sculptures On the Burden of Womanhood

Chinese Artist Lin Tianmiao draws attention to the oppression of women’s bodies with contorted figures and elaborate costuming

More Patients Could Have Access to MDMA Therapy—Before the FDA Approves It

For the first time since MDMA was made illegal, patients may have "expanded access" outside a clinical setting.

5 Women in Psychedelics You Should Know About

Badass women making waves in the psychedelic movement, from research to drug policy reform

Jewish and Transgender

The journey to authenticity means reconciling the various parts of who we are

Synthetic Psilocybin: What’s Lost Without The Mushroom?

For research in the United States, volunteers typically receive synthetic psilocybin. Does that matter?

Play Parties and Psychedelics: Magic or Mistake?

Sex on psychedelics can be mind-blowing, but integrating the combination into the play scene can be risky.

There’s Now a Federal Psychedelic Lobby

They started in Denver—and they're taking the movement nationwide

Where are All the Queer People?

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

Why You Need to be Careful About the Ketamine Clinic You Choose

Ketamine could pave the way for legal psychedelics—if careless clinics don’t get in the way

The Function of Awe

About sixty percent of Americans say they’re worried about climate change—so why aren’t they doing anything about it?

Dr. Bronner’s Donates $150k to Legalize Medical Psilocybin in Oregon

In 2020, Oregon could become the first state with legal psilocybin clinics.

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

18-MC allegedly puts an end to unhealthy cravings while sparing patients a brutal trip

The Ayahuasca Privilege

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

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?

Is Most Science News Bullshit?

Our reverence for science has led to a culture of “new findings” and sensationalistic headlines
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