Editor-in-Chief of DoubleBlind, a soon-to-launch magazine on psychedelics. Reporter specializing in long-form journalism. Bylines: LA Weekly, VICE, Rolling Stone, the Huffington Post, Quartz
On Tuesday (May 7), Denver became the first city in the United States to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms. Is Oakland next?
The FDA granted researchers a “breakthrough therapy designation” so they can study mushrooms.
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The VA won't help recruit veterans for an FDA-approved trial.
Dennis McKenna was already deep into psychedelics when he first tried ayahuasca in 1981. Him and his brother Terence had traveled to the Colombian Amazon ten years prior in search of oo-koo-he, psychedelic beans that come from the Anadenanthera peregrine tree. Instead, they discovered a psilocybin-containing mushroom called Stropharia cubensis, launching their careers as luminaries in the psychedelic field.
For Humboldt’s second-generation cannabis farmers, legalization doesn’t just threaten their crop—it threatens their values.
Thousands of people from around the world travel to the Amazon every year to drink ayahuasca for mental health conditions. Yet, there’s limited empirical data backing the extraordinary stories about the therapeutic effects of this ancient medicine.
These products are a part of a larger movement in the country to think about every aspect of women’s reproductive and sexual health — from the orgasm to pregnancy — as connected.
Jose Belen claims that without medical cannabis he would likely be dead.
Psilocybin—the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms—has already shown promise in treating alcoholism and cigarette addiction.
Anthropologist and best-selling author Wade Davis talks about the rapid expansion of ayahuasca around the globe.