Guest speakers: Annie Oak and Ismail Ali
Date this lecture was recorded: February 26, 2019.
Thanks to the new wave of research, psychedelics are poised to soon have legal medical use. MDMA- and psilocybin-assisted therapy are entering their final trials with “breakthrough therapy” designation by the FDA. But what’s beyond the medical model? Psychedelics have also long been used in personal, cultural, and sacramental contexts. Independently of any diagnosed disease, psychedelics can aid in the betterment of well people and support creative and spiritual growth. Regardless of whether psychedelics are legally sanctioned, there will always be “recreational” use in uncontrolled contexts. In a future society that recognizes these uses, what exactly do the systems look like that support risk reduction – and benefit maximization? In today’s podcast, Annie Oak from the Women’s Visionary Congress and Ismail Ali from MAPS discuss this issue.
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