Culture

Animals That Eat Psychedelics and Enjoy the Trip

Is drug use a natural instinct? From mandrils ingesting ibogaine to deer munching on red and white-spotted mushrooms like antlered Super Mario characters, humans aren’t the only mammals that seek out and consume psychoactive substances.
Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Psilocybin Helped Her Overcome ‘Crippling Depression' in 'Red Table Talk' About PsychedelicsFacebook / Shutterstock.com

Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Psilocybin Helped Her Overcome ‘Crippling Depression’ in ‘Red Table Talk’ About Psychedelics

Will Smith's wife, and her son, Jaden, lead a "Red Table Talk" about psychedelics with author Michael Pollan and other guests.
Forgotten Psychedelics: What Is 2C-B?

Forgotten Psychedelics: What Is 2C-B?

4-Bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenethylamine (also known as Nexus, Erox, or 2C-B) was synthesized by a famous American pharmacologist and psychonaut, Alexander Shulgin, in 1974. 
Stunning MDMA-Assisted Therapy Results for PTSD Wows NBC 'Today' Show AnchorsNBC/Today Show

Veteran Who Cured PTSD with MDMA-Assisted Therapy Wows NBC ‘Today’ Show Anchors

"This treatment is the reason that my son has a father instead of a folded flag," a once-suicidal Iraq War veteran tells Savannah Guthrie.
Psychedelic Mom and Therapist Explains How Giving Birth Was Like a ‘Wild Acid Trip’E_serebryakova / Shutterstock.com

Psychedelic Mom and Therapist Explains How Giving Birth Was Like a ‘Wild Acid Trip’

Kate Kincaid, who specializes in psychedelic integration and ketamine-assisted therapy, appears on the premiere of our new series "Spotlight in Focus" to share parallels between labor and tripping on psychedelics.
Lil Nas X Says Psychedelics Helped Him 'Open Up' to Write Debut Album ‘Montero’Shutterstock.com

Lil Nas X Says Psychedelics Helped Him ‘Open Up’ to Write Debut Album ‘Montero’

Pop star says in new interview that tripping on psilocybin enabled him, for the first time, to "write actual stories about my life and put it into my music."
Are We Being Exposed to Psychedelics More Than Ever Before? Survey Says...It's ComplicatedShutterstock.com

Are We Being Exposed to Psychedelics More Than Ever Before? Survey Says…It’s Complicated

A study of American newspaper mentions of psychedelics doesn't stack up to what leaders in the industry are observing in the media landscape at large.
Forgotten Psychedelics: LSA — Also Known as OloliuquiCarolina Jaramillo / Shutterstock.com

Forgotten Psychedelics: LSA — Also Known as Ololiuqui

Meet LSA: LSD’s less intense but introspective cousin found in the seeds of morning glories and other plants. Here’s everything you need to know about the origins, effects, and uses of LSA.
Driver's Licenses to Trip on Psychedelics by 2035? Rick Doblin Maps Out the Future of 'Spiritualized Humanity'MAPS / Shutterstock.com

Driver’s Licenses to Trip on Psychedelics by 2035? Rick Doblin Maps Out the Future of ‘Spiritualized Humanity’

The MAPS founder, who will speak at psychedelic conference Wonderland Miami next month, predicts clinics that administer the medicines will become licensing bodies for personal use.