Cannabis executive Jackee Stang is a proselytizer of what she calls “the new psychedelic renaissance”. She seems mildly surprised when asked to explain what that is.
“Wow — well, I live in California, so on the West Coast we might be a little biased,” she allows. But then she starts to reel off a list of recent developments in mind-expansion. Denver and Oakland have passed decriminalization policies. Activists are pushing significant ballot measures to legalize the drugs in Oregon and California. Johns Hopkins University announced in September that it was opening a $17 million Center for Psychedelics and Consciousness Research, potentially the world’s largest facility of its kind. Michael Pollan’s book How to Change Your Mind. Features on micro-dosing in the New York Times. MAPS taking MDMA studies to stage three, FDA-approved trials.
She’s right — the ancient drugs’ role in society has undergone some major shifts of late. All this, plus the…
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