Dope Science

Silicon Valley engineers hacking their productivity with LSD, suburban moms discussing dosing their kids with CBD, psychiatrists prescribing party drugs to patients with depression and severe anxiety. The taboo on talking about drugs in American culture seems to be shifting and millions are beginning to rethink the role that drugs can play in our daily lives. While decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think of illicit drugs, significant cultural shifts have led to increasing legalization and groundbreaking new research from an enterprising class of scientists and academics – many of which have been long toiling in near obscurity.

Join us as we explore the latest scientific research around some of these illicit drugs and explore how these shifts in cultural attitudes are unlocking exciting new opportunities for improving the health and well-being of millions of people.

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