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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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Microdosing Psychedelics
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Microdosing Psychedelics
Microdosing is the no-flowers-in-your-hair practice of regularly taking minimal amounts of hallucinogenic substances. Although it’s currently illegal, millions of dollars are being poured into further research.
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January 2, 2020

Microdosing is the no-flowers-in-your-hair practice of regularly taking minimal amounts of hallucinogenic substances. Although it’s currently illegal, millions of dollars are being poured into further research.

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Cannabis as a Natural Treatment for Autism
Natural Treatment for Autism
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Cannabis as a Natural Treatment for Autism
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.
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December 23, 2019

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.

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Psychedelic Mushrooms Explained
Psychedelic Mushrooms Explained
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Psychedelic Mushrooms Explained
Psychedelic mushrooms, AKA magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms, are currently being researched as a treatment for depression, addiction, and more.
January 15, 2020

Psychedelic mushrooms, AKA magic mushrooms or psilocybin mushrooms, are currently being researched as a treatment for depression, addiction, and more.

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Ketamine Explained: Understanding the Special K Drug
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Ketamine Explained: Understanding the Special K Drug
Ketamine, known recreationally as the “Special K” drug, is a trance-inducing anesthetic that researchers believe has more powerful uses off the dance floor.
January 3, 2020

Ketamine, known recreationally as the “Special K” drug, is a trance-inducing anesthetic that researchers believe has more powerful uses off the dance floor.

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New Promise for Psychedelics and Depression
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New Promise for Psychedelics and Depression
New findings on psychedelics and depression show the benefits of microdosing, and could present more effective treatment options.
By Kurt Hackbarth
December 26, 2019

New findings on psychedelics and depression show the benefits of microdosing, and could present more effective treatment options.

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Take a Trip to Johns Hopkins' New Psychedelic Research Center
Take a Trip to Johns Hopkins' New Psychedelic Research Center
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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.
October 12, 2019

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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Marijuana and Autism: Removing the Stigma
Removing the stigma of marijuana and autism
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Marijuana and Autism: Removing the Stigma
Research is beginning to prove the hopeful connection between marijuana and autism treatment for symptom relief. Here is one man’s inspiring story.
By Kurt Hackbarth
December 20, 2019

Research is beginning to prove the hopeful connection between marijuana and autism treatment for symptom relief. Here is one man’s inspiring story.

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Healing PTSD with MDMA Therapy
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Healing PTSD with MDMA Therapy
New hope for PTSD sufferers is coming from an expected quarter: MDMA.
By Kurt Hackbarth
December 28, 2019

New hope for PTSD sufferers is coming from an expected quarter: MDMA.

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Scientists Sidestep Restrictions on Cannabis Research by Taking Their Lab Mobile
Scientists Sidestep Restrictions on Cannabis Research by Taking Their Lab Mobile
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Scientists Sidestep Restrictions on Cannabis Research by Taking Their Lab Mobile
This mobile lab, run by scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder, is one of several workarounds developed...
By Tien Nguyen
July 12, 2019

This mobile lab, run by scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder, is one of several workarounds developed by US researchers to study cannabis outside the confines of campus, where federal law has stymied research of the drug.

Dispatches
FDA Approves the First Marijuana-based Drug
FDA Approves the First Marijuana-based Drug
Dispatches
FDA Approves the First Marijuana-based Drug
The drug has been proven effective at reducing seizures from certain types of childhood epilepsy.
July 2, 2018

The drug has been proven effective at reducing seizures from certain types of childhood epilepsy.