GOP Congressman Slams FDA for Rejecting MDMA, Says Psychedelics Improved His Mental Health

“These therapies, as a multitude of trials have shown, provide a lifeline for countless individuals for whom conventional therapies have proven insufficient.”

“Quasi-Therapeutic” Use of Psychedelics Could Increase Harm, 2024 World Drug Report Says

The influential annual report from the UN highlights the potential risks of using psychedelics outside a medically-approved context.

Elon Musk and Rep. Dan Crenshaw Take Public Stand Against Critics of MDMA-Assisted Therapy

The tech tycoon and GOP congressman took to X to publicly oppose researchers and academics who are critical of the MAPS/Lykos MDMA therapy model.

Mexico Weighs Indigenous Traditions in New Psilocybin Mushroom Legalization Bill 

The ancient rituals of the Mazatec people face a crossroads as Mexico grapples with legalizing mushrooms for prescription use.

Psychedelic Activist Faces Allegations of Fraud and Identity Theft

Leaked emails suggest that a Massachusetts decriminalization activist was impersonating a veteran for months.

Oregon Wants to Shut Down Psilocybin Facilitation Program Over Religious Training Claims

The owner says her training is a religious practice, but the state disagrees, making this issue the first legal battle of its kind in Oregon.

At-Home Ketamine Treatments Are an Effective Way to Treat Anxiety and Depression

Findings from MindBloom's recent survey show that at-home ketamine therapy is an effective mental health treatment and offers an affordable approach to psychedelic therapy, despite concerns around dependency.

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.”

Mushrooms Are Everyone’s Favorite Psychedelic, According to Data

The RAND Corporation reports that psilocybin mushrooms are overwhelmingly the most popular psychedelic, followed by MDMA in second place and LSD in third.

People Are Accidentally Tripping on Weird Fishes

Several species of fish are known to have psychedelic effects, but most people who have tried them did so accidentally—and had an unpleasant experience.

Lykos Therapeutics Quietly Moves to Patent MDMA

Lykos Therapeutics, formerly known as MAPS PBC, files patent applications on various elements of the MDMA molecule and its applications.

Teen Drinks Ayahuasca and Now Facilitates Plant Medicine Ceremonies in Bali

A 15-year-old from Russia drank ayahuasca after his parents took him to a retreat in Colombia. Now, he leads ceremonies, hosts workshops, and offers courses in Indonesia.

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.

Cluster Headache Patient Wins Federal Court Case to Access Mushrooms

A "suicide headache" patient wins a federal court case in Canada that will grant him access to legally use psilocybin mushrooms.

4-AcO-DMT Is the Most Accessible (and Mysterious) Drug on the Market Right Now

Legions of brands are putting 4-AcO-DMT in products, but the drug’s widespread availability has some experts worried.

Ayahuasca Gummies Are Now a Thing

You can find almost any psychedelic in the form of a gummy these days — including ayahuasca, or DMT with an MAOI inhibitor.

“A Wild West”: How Amanita muscaria Gummies Mislead Buyers

Some manufacturers say they're selling Amanita muscaria gummies, while in practice, packing the gummies with other drugs.

Colombia’s President Admits to Drinking Ayahuasca

The Colombian president might be the first sitting government official in the world to admit to drinking the Amazonian brew.

LSD Is on Deck As New Treatment for PMS and PMDD

MindBio Therapeutics is launching a study to find out if LSD can be a tool for improving the challenges of women's moon cycles.

LAX Is the World’s Largest Hub for Drug Trafficking, Law Enforcement Says

Officials say that Los Angeles International Airport is the largest distribution center of illegal narcotics in the world.

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.

Congress Officially Supports Psychedelics More Than Cannabis, VA Official Says

"There’s an 'unstoppable narrative' in support of advancing psychedelic medicine, [and] bipartisan support has 'surpassed' that of cannabis," says top VA official.

FDA Panel Rejects MDMA Therapy for PTSD

FDA advisors rejected the use of MDMA as a treatment for PTSD, citing major concerns over flawed trial design.

Orangutan Makes History Using Plant Medicine to Heal

Rakus the orangutan just proved to researchers that animals are brilliant and know how to harness the healing properties of plants.

DOJ Says Recent Ayahuasca Church Settlement Is Irrelevant for Other Groups Seeking Exemption

The Department of Justice will have no mercy on other ayahuasca churches seeking religious exemption from the Controlled Substances Act.

An Outdated Law Has Stopped All Psychedelic Research in California

Numerous studies looking at the efficacy of psychedelics on mental health are on indefinite hiatus due to a law enacted more than 50 years ago.

Paul Stamets’ Employees Push to Unionize Over Allegations of Low Pay and Insurance Disruptions

A group of workers at Fungi Perfecti are pushing for a union, but facing obstacles from a consulting firm known for its union avoidance services.

Police Officers Are Turning to Psychedelics to Overcome Trauma   

In the face of a deepening mental health crisis, more police officers and public servants are turning to psychedelics for relief and healing from work-related trauma.

LAPD Launch Investigation Into Matthew Perry’s Fatal Ketamine Dose

An investigation is underway to determine the details of how Matthew Perry acquired the ketamine that led to his death.

That One Time the US Treasury Secretary Ate Shrooms in China

“I was not aware that these mushrooms had hallucinogenic properties," said Janet Yellen, US Treasury Secretary. "I learned that later.”

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.

Using Psilocybin for Mental Health Won’t Make You Feel Paranoid, New Study Says

New research from the American Medical Association shows that using psilocybin within the context of therapy reduces risk of lingering adverse effects.

Woman Dies at Mushroom Retreat in Australia

Death at a wellness retreat center raises concerns over contaminated products and the practice of administering foraged mushrooms to clients.

California Is One Step Closer to Legalizing Psychedelic Therapy

SB1012 would legalize psychedelic therapy in California, but it would not decriminalize possession or use outside of a clinical context.

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.

Men Need Healing Circles, Too

Inside the growing movement of men building community to help each other heal from personal and societal trauma.

Petition Urges FDA to Review Risks of Lykos Therapeutics’ Bid for Legal MDMA 

Scholars and concerned citizens file a public petition to the FDA to consider the unintended consequences of approving MDMA for PTSD therapy.

Sowilo: The Psychedelic Retreat From Hell

A Miami real estate agent turned messianic Bufo facilitator and cult leader provides a window into the shadow side of the psychedelic retreat industry.

BREAKING: DEA Reschedules Cannabis

After 50 years of prohibition, the Drug Enforcement Administration has made a historic decision to reschedule cannabis from a Schedule I to Schedule III drug.

You Can Buy “Legal Shrooms” On the Venice Beach Boardwalk

There’s a “mushroom dispensary” on Ocean Front Walk in Venice Beach. But do any of the products actually contain psilocybin?

Natural Psilocybin Is More Effective in Therapy Than the Synthetic Compound

The findings of this research suggest that less-studied compounds in natural mushrooms work in unison with psilocybin to create therapeutic effects.

Oregon Recrim: Psychedelics Are the Casualty of Measure 110’s Demise

The decision to recriminalize the possession of all drugs in Oregon will also revoke people’s right to carry psychedelics.

DEA Schedules Hearing on Proposed Ban of Two Psychedelics

Researchers pushed back when the DEA banned two psychedelic substances in 2022, and now the agency has scheduled an administrative hearing to get additional feedback.

Mistaken Autopsy Report Blames Ketamine for Tragic Hot Air Balloon Crash

After publishing the initial report, the medical examiner updated it to show that medical professionals administered ketamine in an attempt to save the pilot’s life.

Costa Rica’s Ayahuasca Retreat Industry Faces Threat of Closure

Inside the politics of Costa Rica's ayahuasca retreat industry and why the country's Minister of Health threatened to close some of the leading ayahuasca centers.

Spiritual Health Practitioners Offer Invaluable Expertise to Psychedelic Therapy, New Study Says

Researchers believe that spiritual health practitioners “bring unique and specific expertise" to psychedelic-assisted therapy.

How a Supreme Court Ruling Made Blotter Paper Beloved Among Acid Dealers Everywhere

Ever wondered why paper tabs are the most common delivery method for LSD? We broke down a 1991 US Supreme Court ruling that made it this way.

We Lab Tested a Bunch of “Magic Mushroom” Products, and Here’s What We Found

You can find "mushroom" products everywhere these days, but do they actually contain psilocybin? Here are the preliminary results of our recent investigation. A full feature will be available in Issue No. 11 of DoubleBlind Magazine hitting stands in May.

Psychedelic Church Sues for Defamation After Lab Test Raises Hope for Presence of Novel Drug

The Church of Sacred Synthesis, formerly known as the "Church of Psilomethoxin," says lab tests confirm their sacrament contains a rare psychedelic called psilomethoxin. Now, they're suing everyone who discredited them on the internet.

Mushroom Seizures in the US Are Up 273 Percent From 2017, New Research Shows

New data from US law enforcement agencies shows that access and use of psilocybin products have increased over the past five years—and so have mushroom seizures.

US Company Offers Free Psychedelic Therapy Training to Mental Health Professionals in Ukraine

A US psychedelic therapy group is teaming up with Ukrainian health experts to train them in using plant medicine to treat war trauma.

Psychedelic Use Is Linked to ‘Lower Rates of Psychotic Symptoms’ in Adolescents, New Study Says

A new study published by the American Medical Association found that psychedelics may be associated with lower rates of psychotic symptoms among adolescents.

Advocates Are Battling Over the Future of Psychedelic Reform in the US

As election season ramps up in the US, a fierce debate rages between advocates over the “right way” to reform psychedelic policy.

Nearly 9 in 10 Americans Think Using Psilocybin Is ‘Morally Positive,’ Study Finds

Public attitudes toward using mushrooms as a treatment for mental health and well-being have drastically shifted in the US, new data shows.

Matthew Perry’s Death Proves We Don’t Know Much About Ketamine

Some experts believe Matthew Perry would still be alive if he didn't get into a pool on a high dose of ketamine.

FDA Grants New LSD Drug “Breakthrough Therapy” Status for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

FDA grants new LSD drug MM120 “breakthrough therapy” status as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder.

Dr. Ben Sessa Gets Suspended From Practicing Psychiatry for Sexual Misconduct

The prominent psychedelic researcher will be prohibited from practicing psychiatry in the UK for a year after having an intimate relationship with a former patient.

Psilocybin Mushrooms Have Been Growing on Earth Since Dinosaurs Went Extinct

Psilocybe mushrooms appear to have started producing psilocybin roughly 67 million years ago, right around the dinosaurs’ demise, new research shows.

Psychedelics Improve Sexual Gratification For Months After Use, New Research Says

Researchers from Imperial College London found that psychedelics can have a long-term impact on sexual satisfaction.

Lykos Therapeutics Highlights the Not-For-Profit to For-Profit Pipeline in Psychedelics

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, or MAPS, recently rebranded their public benefit corporation to Lykos Therapeutics, which is slated to bring us pharmaceutical MDMA in 2024.

There’s a Nationwide Ketamine Shortage—and Patients are Suffering

Opinions vary on the cause and severity of the shortage, but its impact on patients is dangerous.

Spanish Police Bust Ayahuasca Syndicate for Unspecified Sex Crimes and Workers’ Rights Violations

Inner Mastery International’s founder, Alverto Varela, died before he was able to face trial following a crackdown on his retreat empire.

Military Veterans Who Received Ibogaine Treatment Saw Dramatic Improvements In PTSD and Depression, New Research Shows

Combat veterans with traumatic brain injuries saw “life-changing” improvements in their symptoms and cognitive functioning immediately after receiving treatment with ibogaine, a new Standford Study shows.

Navajo Nation Decries Funerals on the Moon

These private companies sent cremated human remains to the moon. Navajo Nation spoke up. "We’re turning the moon into a graveyard, and we’re turning it into a waste site.”

Psilocybin Mushroom Spores Are Federally Legal Prior to Germination, DEA Confirms

In a letter, the DEA’s Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section Chief Terrence Boos confirmed that psilocybin mushroom spores are federally legal under the Controlled Substances Act.

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.

Multiple Presidential Candidates Push Psychedelics Reform on 2024 the Campaign Trail

Presidential candidates from the Democrat, Republican, and Independent parties are using their platforms on the campaign trail to promote visions for psychedelics reform.

LSD and Psilocybin Show Promise As Treatment for Chronic Pain, New Study Says

The pain-relieving effects of LSD and psilocybin show increased efficacy with repeated treatments, unlike opioids, which display a “decreased therapeutic effect” over time.

People From Around the US Flock to Oregon for Legal Psilocybin Therapy Treatments

Hundreds of people are on the waitlist, but only a minority appear to be from Oregon.

SXSW’s 2024 Lineup Boasts 13 Panels on Psychedelics

Panels at SXSW 2024 will feature numerous conversations around psychedelics, highlighting the demand for information on these substances.

Finding and Offering Support in Times of Crisis: DoubleBlind’s Resource List

From psychedelic care to humanitarian groups, here are organizations working to help us collectively move through this moment

Healing from Childhood Trauma? New Study Suggests Psilocybin May Help

The survey shows that results may be “particularly strong” among those recovering from significant adversity

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.

How the War on Drugs Fuels Environmental Destruction

A new report describes how global drug prohibition undermines efforts to address the climate crisis.

Roland Griffiths, Beloved Psychedelic Researcher, Dies at 77

The scientist is largely credited with birthing the modern psychedelic Renaissance

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.

This Veteran-Founded Church Wants to Sell Psychedelics At Your Local Drug Store

After controversy, the Church of Psilomethoxin has far-out dreams for new business

MDMA Therapy Moves Closer to Approval

After the latest clinical trial, MDMA therapy for PTSD is “on track” for the FDA to consider in 2024

“Off-Label” Ketamine is More Popular Than Ever—So When Is It Legal?

Ketamine was once confined to an anesthetic. Now, it's an up-and-coming mental health aid.

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

Psilocybin Found in “Legal” Amanita Muscaria Gummies at Florida Shroom Dispensary

These “legal” gummies may not be so legal—but it’s impossible to confirm the results

What Colleges Are (and Aren’t) Doing for Undergrads Interested in Psychedelics

There’s not much out there for students interested in the psychedelic field, but that’s slowly changing

Congressional Lawmakers Push for Psychedelic Reform in Defense Bill 

Proposed federal provisions would reschedule MDMA and fund research on psychedelics for post-traumatic stress

The FDA Releases First-Ever Guidelines For Psychedelic Medicine

The guidelines will shape what the future of psychedelic therapy and treatment looks like

California Psychedelics Legalization Bill Approved by Assembly Public Safety Committee

The legislation heads to another committee before a chance for an Assembly-wide review—but the path to approval is "narrow"

There’s Finally a Psychedelic Caucus in Congress—Here’s What They’re Doing

Slowly but surely, federal lawmakers are paying attention to the promise of psychedelics for mental health

The Psychedelic Industry Grew Too Fast—And Now is Getting a Reality Check

Students and patients left in a lurch, investors out millions of dollars…WTF is going on?!

Landmark Study Reveals How Psilocybin Helps Treat Alcohol Dependence

Magic mushrooms help people process difficult emotions and feel more self-compassion, study suggests

Rhode Island House Passes Bill To Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms

Adults could possess, cultivate, and share up to one ounce—but the Senate gets a say, first

US Military Granted $27 Million to Research Psychedelics—Without the Trip

The program will expire, but the question remains: are psychedelics without the journey really psychedelic at all?

Will California Decriminalize Psychedelics this Year?

Journalist Monica Cadena talks to Senator Scott Wiener in an exclusive interview on DoubleBlind. Watch the full conversation

Massachusetts is Leading the Way on Psychedelic Reform. Here’s the Latest.

Oregon and Colorado have been getting a lot of attention. Meanwhile, Massachusetts has been decriminalizing city by city—and is now considering statewide change

Colorado House and Senate Approve Psychedelics Regulation Bill

The bill creates a regulatory framework for the psychedelic “healing centers” voters approved last year—early reactions are mixed

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

First Mushroom Trip Facilitators Licensed in Oregon

They're the first legal psilocybin facilitators in the country

President Biden Wants to Spend $886 Billion on the Military. Here’s Why It Should Go to Psychedelics Instead.

If we want the psychedelic revolution to be ethical and equitable, we must consider the context in which these medicines are being industrialized—and what our priorities are

Farmer in India Pioneers a Way to Grow Mushrooms in Sub-Zero Temperature

In recent decades, mushroom cultivation has transformed the lives of thousands in the Northern part of the country

You Can Now Buy Shrooms Online in the U.S. But Should You?

From magic chocolate bars to gummies, the digital shroom market is in full swing

New Bill Would Force DEA to Let Patients Use Psychedelics (and Cannabis)

Lawmakers want the DEA to clarify that the seriously ill can access psychedelics under “Right to Try” laws

Ketamine Therapy and Virtual Reality Together? Welcome to the Future

A Texas-based ketamine center says this combo “takes [people] out of their own day-to-day mindset”

The DEA is Playing God with Psychedelic Churches

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been deciding which psychedelic churches are and are not legitimate—but, according to legal experts, they don’t have the right to do so

Psychedelic Pharma Has Arrived—But Will It Really Be Different from Big Pharma?

Psychedelic businesses have an opportunity to disrupt existing paradigms with regenerative economic practices. The question is: will they take it?

Colorado Psychedelic Advocates are Confused About Who Was Chosen to Roll Out the State’s Psilocybin Program

Among dozens of well-known psychedelic applicants, many folks who are unknown to the community were chosen

These Cancer Patients are Suing for Right to Try Psilocybin

Seven attorneys, representing a Seattle palliative care physician and two cancer patients, aim to prove to federal judges that psilocybin cannot legally be categorized as a Schedule 1 drug.

2023 Might Be the Biggest Year for Psychedelics Yet

Lawmakers in nearly one dozen states are pushing for some kind of psychedelic policy reform

Colorado Legalized Psilocybin Experiences. What’s Next?

Over the next year, Colorado will figure out what its regulated psychedelic system will look like. Here’s what’s at stake.

New York Could Legalize Psychedelics—If Lawmakers Approve New Bill

Two New York Assemblymembers pre-filed a bill that would legalize naturally-occurring psychedelics in the state

Can Psychedelics Repair Consciousness After Brain Trauma?

Researchers explore the potential of psychedelic therapies for people in minimally conscious states.

Illegal Shroom Dispensaries in the US and Canada are Getting Busted

Nice try, folks, but you may be a little too far ahead of the psychedelic curve

New Bill Tries to Decriminalize Psychedelics in California—Again

Senator Scott Wiener's Office introduces decriminalization bill SB-58, four months after their first attempt was reduced to a study.

There’s a Worldwide Spike in Arrests of Plant Medicine Practitioners

From Mexico to the Czech Republic, facilitators are currently being held for transporting ayahuasca, peyote, and other ancestral medicines

Inside Detroit’s Notorious “Psychedelic Healing Shack”

Allegations of abuse surround, perhaps, the trippiest place in America's suburbs

It’s Your Last Chance to Have a Say in What Oregon’s Psilocybin System Will Look Like

This landmark bill will impact how psychedelic reform unfolds nationwide

BREAKING: Colorado Legalizes Psilocybin Sessions in Historic Vote 

Voters in the Centennial state just legalized guided magic mushroom experiences—and decriminalized personal use.

MDMA Therapy is Almost Legal—But Who Will Have Access?

MDMA for post-traumatic stress disorder will likely be legal in the next two years. This is what we know about what it will look like.

There’s Now a Shroom Dispensary in the US

With gummies, powders, and capsules on sale, this Florida shop says they’ve found a legal loophole

WTF is 3-MMC, Berlin’s Weird New Club Drug?

Introducing the latest trending synthetic

Why Everyone Cares So Much About Colorado’s Psilocybin Bill

It represents a larger nationwide debate over psychedelic reform—here’s what you need to know

Fake “MDMA Shop” Opens so People Can Experience What Buying Legal MDMA Would Be Like

You may be able to buy MDMA in a store like this one day—if Dutch activists get their way

Connecticut to Offer Legal MDMA and Psilocybin Therapy as Early as Next Year

Ahead of federal approval, Connecticut seeks to lay the groundwork for psychedelic treatments in the state

Why Are Scientists Dosing Fish with Ayahuasca?

Apparently, they're the "lab rats of the sea." But will it really help us understand this sacred brew?

BREAKING NEWS: San Francisco Decriminalizes Psychedelics

Psychedelics like psilocybin and ayahuasca will be "among the lowest priorities" for law enforcement.

Adults Are Using More Psychedelics, But Teens Aren’t, Studies Find

Data from new federally-backed studies suggest that adults are tripping more, but teen use is decreasing.

Biden Administration Prepares for Legalization of MDMA and Psilocybin Within Two Years

In the wake of a growing mental health crisis, the feds get ready for legal psychedelic therapy

The “911” for Mental Health Crises is Now Live—But Will it Actually Help People?

A new number to call in times of a mental health crisis has drawn praise—and criticism.

AI Can Now Generate DMT Visuals, Thanks To This Online Community

What happens when you feed artificial intelligence thousands of psychedelic images? They make machine elves, of course.

Colorado Legalizes MDMA Prescriptions Pending Federal Approval

The new legislation is one of several recent initiatives that would advance psychedelic and drug policy reform around the nation.

Oregon Officials Reject Rules for Spiritual and Religious Psilocybin

Critics oppose the closed-door decision, which may limit access for non-medical practitioners.

50% of Microdosers Started During Pandemic, Survey Suggests

New report reveals unprecedented surge in microdosing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Missouri Legislators Introduce Bill to Give Terminally Ill Patients Access to Psychedelics

New Policies in Missouri could expand access to psychedelic therapies and decriminalize low-level possession of controlled substances.

Will California Legalize Psilocybin in 2022?

California is already considering a psychedelic legalization bill in the legislature, but citizens may have the opportunity to vote on a psilocybin-specific initiative next fall. Here’s the 101 on what the Initiative is all about.

Washington State Lawmakers Consider a Psilocybin Legalization Bill

The Washington Psilocybin Services Act would legalize “supported use” of psilocybin for adults 21 and over, regardless of medical diagnosis.

Breaking: Port Townsend Becomes 13th City to Decriminalize Psychedelics

Port Townsend just became the second city in Washington state to decriminalize entheogenic plants and fungi.

Detroit Voters Decriminalize Psychedelics, Joining Ann Arbor

Detroit voters passed the city’s first psychedelic decriminalization initiative, making entheogenic plants among the lowest law enforcement priorities.

BREAKING: Easthampton, Mass. Decriminalizes Natural Psychedelics

Another Massachusetts city decriminalizes psychedelics. Will the trend continue?

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.

Seattle Decriminalizes Possession and Cultivation Of Psychedelics

Seattle is now the largest city in the United States to decriminalize psychedelic plants and fungi.

Shroom Delivery is Now a Thing

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

What Happens When Dogs Eat Shrooms

Stumbling, howling, pupils dilated—and then they go back for more?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

There’s Now a Federal Psychedelic Lobby

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

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


Photojournalist Nicola Ókin captures the deep resilience of indigenous communities facing extractive forces in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
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