Harnessing Psychedelics

Breakthroughs in psychedelics are leading to a paradigm shift in well being. How can we accelerate progress and what will our relationship with drugs look like as this movement goes mainstream? 
Magic mushrooms evolved to scramble insect brains, send them on wild, scary trips 
Researchers discovered that the way fungi independently gained the ability to produce psilocybin is because of horizontal gene transfer.
Take a trip to Johns Hopkins’ new psychedelic research center
Johns Hopkins is throwing its considerable clout behind the fast-growing field of psychedelic research, pouring $17 million into a research center to study the hallucinogenic drugs.
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Over a 10 year period, Dominic Milton Trott self-administered 157 psychoactive drugs and documented his experiences on each one. He then created the book, The Drug Users Bible, to inform curious minds about safe drug use.
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