psilocybin

magic mushrooms

Researchers Want Doctors to Be Able to Prescribe Magic Mushrooms for Depression

A new study out of Johns Hopkins University seeks to reclassify psilocybin mushrooms since they have low potential for abuse and few risks of dependence.
Matthew Gault
10.1.18
When the Drugs Hit

America's Trippiest Chemist: Making Psychedelics 'Was Fun'

For over 40 years, Dave Nichols had government license to make Schedule 1 drugs like LSD and DMT for research.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.2.17
Reality Doses

When the Drugs Hit

A Motherboard journey into the science, politics, and culture of today’s psychedelic renaissance.
Daniel Oberhaus
Brian Anderson
5.31.17
Don't Eat the Brown Acid

The Long, Hard Road to a Science of Bad Drug Trips

If we’re going to use psychedelics for therapy, we’re going to have to figure out the proverbial bad trip.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.31.17
Drugs

How Psychedelic Drugs Could Help Treat Addiction

Several studies are exploring whether drugs such as magic mushrooms could treat addiction to everything from cigarettes to cocaine.
Stephen Buranyi
7.5.16
Drugs

Scientists Gave Depressed Patients Psilocybin in a First for Psychedelic Therapy

And the results are promising.
Victoria Turk
5.17.16
Music

How to Pick Music for People on LSD, From a Scientist Whose Job That Is

Neuroscience PhD student Mendel Kaelen researches the relationship between psychedelics and music. He explains how he picks the songs.
Victoria Turk
5.3.16
lit up

I Tried Getting 'High' on Drugless Psychedelic Alternatives in the Suburbs

John Lennon swore by them. Do the drug-free mental ​and breathwork exercises in "Mind Games" hold up?
David Kordahl
11.26.15
psychedelics

Psychedelics Lawyer: Darknet Markets are the New Frontier of ‘Cognitive Liberty’

Websites like Silk Road have made psychedelic drugs safer and more accessible, she says.
Kari Paul
10.12.15
uk

A UK Psychiatrist Is Calling for Psychedelic Drugs to Be Reclassified

James Rucker argues that LSD and magic mushrooms shouldn't be more legally restricted than heroin and cocaine.
Victoria Turk
5.27.15
Drugs

This Couple Is Raising $1 Million to Fund Medical-Grade MDMA and Mushrooms

Norwegian researchers are crowdfunding psychedelics for use in therapy.
Steph Yin
5.4.15
Drugs

Mushroom Tripping Is a Lot Like Dreaming, Biologically Speaking

New fMRI data shows increasing entropy in similar parts of the brain during trips and during dreams.
Michael Byrne
7.5.14
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