There is tremendous growing interest in the potential of various psychedelics to help with healing a variety of mental health concerns, as well as in improving over all quality of life and well being and in their potential for facilitating insights into the nature of consciousness and opening one up to spiritual experiences and larger perspectives. We are currently undergoing what many have termed a ‘psychedelic renaissance’ in which the excesses of the 1960’s and the failed ‘war on drugs’ are things we can now learn from and learn to appreciate these powerful substances in a more mature and respectful way.
There are currently two legal psychedelic medicines available for psychedelic assisted therapy. These are Cannabis and Ketamine. Please visit the relevant sections of our website to learn more about this.
There is a lot of exciting and very promising research into the therapeutic and transformational use of other psychedelic medicines. This includes research involving Psilocybin, the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms. Research being done by Roland Griffiths, Ph.D., at the John Hopkins school of medicine, has been shown to help people with cancer, for example, to face the anxiety and uncertainty around facing their death and to experience greater peace and well being in the final chapter of their lives. Griffiths research has also show Psilocybin assisted therapy to help people quit smoking, for help with alcohol abuse disorder, and to provide significant relief for those with depression, among other exciting research findings. Learn more:
And there is similarly a lot of promising research involving the use of MDMA in conjunction with psychotherapy to help heal PTSD and Complex PTSD. Learn more at https://maps.org
Currently, one can only legally receive MDMA, Psilocybin, and other psychedelic medicines if one is a part of a government approved clinical trial. If things continue to progress as they currently are, there is good reason to believe that these medicines will be legally available in a regulated manner in the near term future (2-5 years from now, perhaps).