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? 
Microdosing’s benefits may be powered by belief 
A small, double-blind, placebo-controlled study has found evidence that expectations may be behind microdosing’s beneficial effects.
San Francisco decriminalizes plant-based psychedelics 
San Francisco joins Oakland, Santa Cruz, DC, and Denver in decriminalizing some psychedelics.
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At-home ketamine therapy — are you ready? 7:22
Will this at home “tripping kit” change mental health forever?
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Archaeologists identify contents of ancient Mayan drug containers 
Archaeologists used new methods to identify contents of Mayan drug containers, discovering a non-tobacco plant.
The first FDA-approved clinical trial of psilocin has begun 
“This has never been done before,” says Filament’s CEO.
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At-home ketamine therapy — are you ready? 7:22
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The Biden administration is preparing for legal psychedelics within two years 
The Biden administration’s Department of Health and Human Services has sent a memo supportive of psychedelic therapies. What does that mean for the field?
What your weed label really means
Through the largest analysis of commercial cannabis flower yet, Colorado researchers have found that the current labeling system falls short.
Fighting Depression
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I use ketamine for depression – here’s how it works

Ketamine’s reputation is moving away from “party drug” and into one of the newest and most effective forms of depression treatment.

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I use ketamine for depression – here’s how it works

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Breakthrough Treatments
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Cannabis as a natural treatment for autism 7:07
When typical medications simply aren’t doing enough to manage their children’s symptoms, mothers like Jenni Mai are turning to medical marijuana. But with current regulations, parents are having to become pharmacists for their own families, and some are even moving across the country so they can legally access cannabis.
Microdosing LSD may provide pain relief 
Since the 1960s, LSD has been seen as a potential painkiller. Now, new research suggests microdosing LSD may indeed provide relief.
MDMA has long-lasting benefits as a PTSD treatment 
The benefits of MDMA therapy as a PTSD treatment appear to last for at least a year, according to a newly published paper.
The 10 Commandments of Drug Use
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The Drug Users Bible: A guide to safe drug use 5:06
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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