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Oakland could become the second US city after Denver, Colorado, to decriminalize certain psychedelic drugs.

A major San Francisco Bay Area city just decriminalized magic mushrooms and ayahuasca

Oakland, California, is the second US city after Denver, Colorado, to decriminalize psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms and ayahuasca.
Archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch in a cave in southwestern Bolivia.

Archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shaman’s pouch in the Andes. It contained multiple hallucinogenic drugs, including cocaine.

In a cave high in the Bolivian highlands, archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch filled with cocaine and other hallucinogenic drugs.

A study on psychedelic microdosing in rats revealed promising results for anxiety and depression

A new study on rats found that small doses of the psychedelic drug DMT could potentially help with anxiety and depression.

What ayahuasca — Silicon Valley’s latest drug of choice — does to your brain and body

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic compound like LSD that's been used for thousands of years and is now popular in Silicon Valley. Some use the substance in healing ceremonies as a way to help people get past ailments of the body and mind. Other ceremonies are meant to aid communication with spirits.
Psychedelics like DMT mirror near-death experiences with surprising accuracy.

The psychedelic drug that’s incredibly popular in Silicon Valley mirrors a near-death experience, and researchers are figuring out how it works

Ayahuasca's psychoactive ingredient, DMT, has effects very similar to those people feel when they have a near-death experience. These effects may be linked to or responsible for some of the long-term psychological improvements in well-being that researchers have seen with psychedelic use.

This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation

Meditators and ayahuasca users experience decentering, "the ability to objectively observe one's thoughts and feelings without associating them with identity."

Psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms and LSD have key differences — here’s what you should know

What makes LSD a psychedelic? How is it different from other drugs like cocaine or alcohol? What makes an acid "trip" distinct from a shrooms "trip"?

Why psychedelics like magic mushrooms kill the ego and fundamentally transform the brain

Study participants consistently ranked their trip as one of their most meaningful life experiences.

Silicon Valley’s new craze is flying to Peru to take a psychedelic you can’t legally get in America

Entrepreneurs Awakening promises a shortcut to success through a psychedelic drug called ayahuasca.

This Silicon Valley angel investor loves a drug that gave him hours of seizures

It gave him hours of grand-mal seizures, but Tim Ferriss still says he uses ayahuasca regularly.