psychedelics

Amid Veteran Suicide Crisis, First US Pilot Program for MDMA and Psilocybin Treatment Moves Forward

On September 29, advocates spoke before Congress about the crisis of veteran suicide and the urgent need for accessible, affordable…

September 29, 2022

National Indigenous Church Urges Congress to Protect Peyote Habitat

A national Indigenous church is lobbying Congress and the federal government to put money behind protecting habitats for the peyote…

September 20, 2022

San Francisco Decriminalizes Plant-Based Psychedelics

On September 6, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to decriminalize a group of naturally occurring psychedelics, or…

September 8, 2022

Record Binge Drinking, Cannabis and Psychedelics Use Among Young Adults

Cannabis and hallucinogen use among young adults in the United States—people 19 to 30 years old—climbed to record highs in…

August 24, 2022

California’s Psychedelic Decrim Bill Was Gutted and Pulled; It Should Be Back in 2023

The sudden collapse of a California bill to decriminalize possession of psychedelics is a major setback for advocates, but they…

August 18, 2022

Can Ayahuasca Help to Heal Refugees’ Trauma?

A new study will seek to discover if ayahuasca is effective at helping a group of Middle Eastern and North…

August 18, 2022

San Francisco Launches Bid to Decriminalize Psychedelics

City lawmakers in San Francisco have introduced a resolution to decriminalize naturally occurring psychedelics, or “entheogens.” The measure would remove criminal…

July 27, 2022

DEA Cancels Plan to Ban Five New Psychedelics After Heavy Pushback

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has withdrawn a controversial proposal to ban five psychedelic compounds—a decision that’s being celebrated by…

July 25, 2022

DEA to Hold Rare Public Hearing on Plan to Ban Five Psychedelics

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is taking the rare step of holding a hearing on its hotly contested proposal to…

July 6, 2022

Congressional Report Calls for Drug Policy Review of Psilocybin Access, Hemp Use and Cannabis Research

House Appropriations Committee leaders are calling for a federal review of psilocybin policy, utilizing hemp as an alternative to Chinese…

June 27, 2022