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    LSD and Sleep

    New Study Shows LSD Microdosing Improves Sleep Duration

    A new study found that LSD microdoses led to an increase in sleep duration the night following microdosing.
  • David Connell

    Weird History of LSD

    The Weird History of LSD: How Acid Changed America

    Explore the strange and little-known history of LSD and its profound impact on American culture, from its discovery by Albert Hofmann to its influence on the counterculture movement and modern psychedelic research. Learn how this potent psychedelic reshaped music, art, spirituality, and medicine in the United States.
  • David Connell

    Patients Consent on Psychedelic AT

    Do Patients Know Enough to Consent to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy? – Psychedelic News Roundup

    In this week’s psychedelic news, we explore stories focusing on informed consent issues in therapy, legislative updates from Colorado, and new federal moves on cannabis reform. Learn about the complexities of integrating psychedelics into healthcare and the latest studies on psilocybin safety.
  • David Connell

    Zach Leary's Intensive Studies Program

    Navigating the Psychedelic Renaissance: Zach Leary’s Intensive Studies Program

    Join Zach Leary’s Psychedelic Studies Intensive Program, an 8-week journey blending ancient wisdom with modern science to explore psychedelic healing. Dive deep into the world of psychedelics with live, interactive sessions designed for both new and experienced psychonauts.
  • Jason Najum

    Psychedelics Conference 2024

    2024 Psychedelic Conferences & Events

    Explore our guide to this year’s top psychedelic conferences and events.
  • David Connell

    Tripping on LSD During Solar Eclipse

    How Tripping on LSD during the Solar Eclipse Could Change Your Life

    Uncover how LSD alters our perception of time, visual spectacle and emotion, turning this event into a deep, cosmic journey. Gain insights into LSD’s brain effects, spiritual revelations, and essential safety tips.
  • Saga Briggs

    Uncover the Secrets of Self-Transmutation

    Uncover the Secrets of Self-Transmutation in “How to Change Your Body” by Saga Briggs

    Learn how Saga Briggs’ “How to Change Your Body” could help you tap into your hidden potential. Through a combination of detailed interviews with psychedelic science experts and personal stories, Saga’s latest book weaves a new and interesting take on better health.
  • David Connell

    Psychedelics New Germany

    German Bundesrat Moves Forward with Cannabis Legalization Program – Psychedelic News Roundup

    In this week’s psychedelic news, learn about Germany’s recent legalization of Cannabis and THC products, as well as several new psilocybin studies and more.
  • David Connell

    MDMA Therapy In Australia

    MDMA Therapy In Australia: Making History One Prescription at a Time

    Explore the groundbreaking journey of MDMA therapy in Australia with Dr. Ted Cassidy’s historic prescription for PTSD, marking a new era in mental health treatment. Discover how this innovative approach is shaping the future of psychedelic-assisted therapy.
  • David Connell

    Oregon and California Capitals

    Psychedelic News Roundup: Oregon and California Drug Policy Changes May Threaten Psychedelic Access

    Explore the latest in psychedelic news, including Oregon and California’s potential reversal of drug policy reforms, the role of spiritual health practitioners in psychedelic therapy, Numinus Wellness’s clinical trial on group MDMA therapy, and more.
  • David Connell

    Natural Psilocybin

    Psychedelic News Roundup: Cybin Receives FDA Breakthrough Status & New Study Shows Natural Psilocybin Outperforms Synthetic

    Discover the latest in psychedelic news, including a study showing natural psilocybin’s superiority over synthetic forms for mental health, Utah’s new psychedelic therapy bill, insights on psychedelics in adolescent mental health, and Cybin’s FDA breakthrough designation for depression treatment.
  • Jason Najum

    Cybin Hero

    Cybin’s Psilocybin Program Granted FDA Breakthrough Designation

    FDA support for psychedelics continues as Cybin’s psilocybin program for depression is granted special Breakthrough Designation
  • David Connell

    Magic Mushroom Mint and Lime Mocktail Recipe

    Saint Patrick’s Day Magic Mushroom Mint and Lime Mocktail Recipe

    Can you really cook with psychedelics? We explore baking with magic mushrooms and how you can use psilocybin to create fun and trippy holiday delights.
  • David Connell

    Canadian Grey-Market Mushroom Store

    Psychedelic News Roundup: LSD Receives FDA Breakthrough Status & Canadian Grey-Market Mushroom Store is Back in Business

    Explore the latest in psychedelic news, including the reinstatement of a Canadian magic mushroom store’s license amid legal debates, China’s unique psychedelic scene, and Rose Hill’s innovative psilocybin cultivation in Jamaica. Discover how these developments are shaping the future of psychedelics.
  • David Connell

    Healthcare Costs

    Could MDMA Therapy Slash Your Healthcare Costs?

    Explore the groundbreaking and wallet cost-cutting potential of MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD. Could MDMA therapy lead to savings, improved patient outcomes, and a hopeful future for mental health care? Discover how MDMA-AT could slash your healthcare costs
  • Jason Najum

    MindMed

    MindMed Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation For LSD

    Explore the pivotal role of advocacy in expanding access to psychedelic medicine and access to MDMA therapy for veterans. Former Brigadier General Stephen Xenakis champions the cause, aiming to transform mental health care for those who’ve served.
  • David Connell

    DMT and 2C-B Vapes

    Psychedelic News Roundup: DMT and 2C-B Vapes, The Next Big Thing in Psychedelics

    In this week’s Psychedelic News Roundup, we detail the rise of psychedelic vapes and what risks or benefits they may hold for the community. Other news includes Maryland’s Psychedelics and Drug Decriminalization task force, a new Phase II clinical trial from Incannex Healthcare, and more.
  • David Connell

    Veteran Access to MDMA Therapy

    The Urgent Fight for Veteran Access to MDMA Therapy

    Explore the pivotal role of advocacy in expanding access to psychedelic medicine and access to MDMA therapy for veterans. Former Brigadier General Stephen Xenakis champions the cause, aiming to transform mental health care for those who’ve served.
  • David Connell

    Vietnam Military Veteran Shares Psychedelic Trip

    Psychedelic News Roundup: GoDaddy Founder and Vietnam Veteran Finds Peace Through Psychedelic Medicine

    In this week’s Psychedelic News Roundup, we explore the transformative journey of GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons with psilocybin, athletes’ healing experiences with psychedelics, Filament Health’s FDA-approved psilocybin research, and groundbreaking studies on psychedelics’ effects.
  • Jenelle J. Rofe. MS, Neuropsychology

    Microdosing for ADHD

    What You Need to Know About Microdosing for ADHD

    Explore the potential of microdosing psychedelics as a new treatment for ADHD. Discover insights from pioneering research and compare it with traditional ADHD treatments.
  • David Connell

    MAPS Israel Plans MDMA Therapy Study

    MAPS-Israel Plans MDMA-Assisted Therapy for 400 Survivors of October 7th Massacre

    In this week’s Psychedelic News Roundup, we explore groundbreaking developments in psychedelic therapy, including MAPS-Israel’s ambitious study for October 7th massacre survivors using MDMA, the FDA’s fast-tracked review of MDMA therapy for PTSD, and new research into cannabis-based treatments for melanoma, and more.
  • David Connell

    VETS Approach to PTSD Recovery

    Beyond the VA: VETS’ Innovative Approach to PTSD Recovery for Veterans

    Explore how psychedelic therapy offers new hope for veterans struggling with PTSD and mental health issues. Learn about VETS’ mission to provide access, support, and advocacy for transformative treatments.
  • David Connell

    Psychedelics May Improve Sexual Function

    Psychedelic News Roundup: According to Science, Psychedelics May Improve Sexual Function

    In this week’s Psychedelic News Roundup, we take a look at several new studies, including how psychedelics could improve sexual relations and the potential for psilocybin to treat chronic back pain. Also, strong words regarding psychedelic medicine accessibility from Professor David Nutt.
  • David Connell

    The Anti-Hero’s Journey

    The Anti-Hero’s Journey Will Change Your View of Reality Itself – Here’s Why

    Explore the profound and paradoxical insights of Ben “Doc” Askins in “The Anti-Hero’s Journey,” a psychedelic narrative that challenges your understanding of reality and truth. This excerpt invites you on an intellectual odyssey, urging you to question and “untell” the stories that shape your perception of the world.
  • David Connell

    Canadian Support for Psychedelic Medicine

    Psychedelic News Roundup: Canadian Support for Psychedelic Medicine Skyrockets

    In this week’s Psychedelic News Roundup, we highlight a new study showcasing the growing support for psychedelic medicine among Canadians. Other news includes California’s unanimous passage of a new psychedelic bill and AI-powered psychedelic discoveries.
  • David Connell

    Spanish Police Arrest Ayahuasca Retreat Associates

    Psychedelic News: Spanish Police Arrest Ayahuasca Retreat Leadership and Associates

    In this week’s Psychedelic News Roundup, we detail how Spanish police have begun cracking down on unscrupulous psychedelic retreats. Other news includes one woman’s impactful psilocybin experience, a new drug safety study, and exciting clinical trial results.
  • Jenelle J. Rofe. MS, Neuropsychology

    LSD on Sex

    Sex on LSD? How Psychedelics Could Boost Your Love Life

    Did you know that researchers are studying sex on LSD? We explore the potential use of LSD in couples counseling and how LSD could boost your love life.
  • David Connell

    Ukraine explores Ibogaine therapy

    Psychedelic News Roundup: Ukraine to Explore Ibogaine to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

    In this week’s Psychedelic News Roundup, we cover Ukraine’s efforts to explore ibogaine therapy for TBI in veterans, changes to the UFC’s marijuana policy, and new MDMA study, and more.
  • Justice Rivera

    An Excerpt From Body Autonomy: Decolonizing Sex Work & Drug Use

    Excerpt From Body Autonomy: Decolonizing Sex Work & Drug Use

    Do you know the real costs of the War on Drugs and Trafficking? In this excerpt of Body Autonomy: Decolonizing Sex Work & Drug Use, author Justice Rivera unveils the horrific and hidden realities of prohibition and how the U.S.-led War on Drugs has failed to achieve anything other than perpetuating harm to marginalized communities. Justice also explores the complexities of the new War on Trafficking and how the criminalization of sex workers in the U.S. is having a global impact.
  • Ross Dillon 

    Psychedelic Mushrooms Existed Millions of Years Before Humans

    Psychedelic Mushrooms Existed Millions of Years Before Humans, Study Shows

    In this week’s Psychedelic News Roundup, we examine a study showing psychedelic mushrooms predate humanity by millions of years, a fifth Michigan city decriminalizes psychedelic plants and fungi, and promising new research that shows therapeutic potential in DMT and ibogaine.