Press Release – Chacruna Institute Releases its Guide to RFRA and Best Practices for Psychedelic Plant Medicine Churches

On November 25th, 2021, the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines will be released its Guide to RFRA and Best Practices for Psychedelic Plant Medicine Churches. This […]

Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel: 2021 Comprehensive Report

Kevin Matthews, Shane LeMaster, Sean McAllister, Sara Gael and Bryan H. Lang In May 2019, Denver became the first city in the United States to decriminalize […]

Guide to RFRA and Best Practices for Psychedelic Plant Medicine Churches

The goal of this Guide is to give churches using psychedelic plant medicines as sacrament in religious exercise the knowledge to understand the framework through which […]

Science Has Shown Me the Way Ahead with Psychedelics

Marcelo Leite I’m a Brazilian science journalist and columnist with the daily, Folha de S.Paulo, and have been reporting about psychedelics for more than four years now. I’m […]

Yagé Encounters

Carlos Miguel Gómez That night Lucho had six cups. When he went to ask for the seventh, the taita, drunk on firewater rather than the medicine, […]

Michael Pollan Plunges into Mescaline, Opium, and Caffeine in His New Book

Marcelo Leite I write this review of This is Your Mind on Plants, by Michael Pollan, after three mugs of coffee and two cups of black tea. […]

Webinar: Ensuring safety for all in psychedelic medicine

This webinar, hosted by EENet, will feature a conversation among key experts in the psychedelics field, discussing their viewpoints on ensuring psychedelic therapies are safe for […]

Press Release – Chacruna Institute’s Patenting the Sacred Series: Critical Dialogues on Law, Economics, and Indigenous Rights in the Psychedelic Renaissance

On Wednesday, October 27, the Chacruna Institute for Psychedelic Plant Medicines will be promoting the fifth round of its “Patenting the Sacred” Community Forum Series with […]

Addressing Abuse and Repair: An Open Letter to the Psychedelic Community

Diana Quinn, Rebecca Martínez, Dr. Pilar Hernandez-Wolfe, Claudia Cuentas and Carolyn Fine In recent weeks, a series of accounts have come to light alleging abuse of […]

Navigating a Double-Edged Sword: Toward Psychedelic Apprenticeship

Christopher Timmermann and David Dupuis Psychedelics are rapidly achieving the status of breakthrough therapies based on their potential for human development (Nutt, Erritzoe, & Carhart-Harris, 2020; […]

Community Alert! Arrests and Encounters with Law Enforcement…

Rob Heffernan There have been over 200 seizures of ayahuasca and other plant medicines shipped into the US from other countries in the last year or […]

How I Joined the Secret SSRI Circles of 1985

Andrew Penn I had heard about this stuff from a friend of a friend. “Ricky,” my buddy told me, “some big deal psychiatry researcher out at […]

Wilma Mahua Campos, Shipibo Ayahuasquera

Samantha Black Hello friends, I would like to share some experiences I have had during my many years in traditional medicine. My name is Wilma Mahua […]

Press Release: Chacruna Institute to host community conversation about CA SB 519

On August 25, 2021, California Senate Bill 519 (SB519) was paused in the CA State Assembly Appropriations Committee. Being the first and most expansive psychedelic decriminalization bill to […]