LSD’s Controversial Connection With Alcoholics Anonymous

In a fascinating long-read, Katie McBride at Inverse traces the controversial and little-known connection between LSD and Alcoholics Anonymous. When co-founder and hero of the abstinence-only program, Bill Wilson, dropped acid 66 years ago, he had two decades sober and AA was in full swing. This experience would “fundamentally transform his outlook on recovery, horrify AA leadership and disappoint hundreds of thousands who had credited …

Testing DMT to Treat Depression

Psychoactive drug DMT (aka N, N-Dimethyltryptamine) is known for its life-altering, metaphysical trips, but scientists are now looking into its potential to treat depression. Small Pharma, a Canadian drug development company, is working on combining DMT with regular therapy to ease depression in treatment-resistant patients. In September, the company completed phase one of clinical trials—the first company to do so—by testing DMT on volunteers. Now, …

Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Plant Medicine

From pre-rolls to microdosing lessons, tinctures and topicals, all kinds of present ideas for the cannabis and mushroom enthusiasts in your life

As longtime believers in the value of plant medicine, we’re continually heartened by the growing awareness and mainstreaming of the practice. From the broad adoption of cannabis to advancements in marijuana legalization, and more recent research around psychedelics (yes, we’re aware that mushrooms aren’t categorically plants), it’s clear that opportunities for wellness, enlightenment and fun are becoming more valued and better understood. As a result, …