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Denver could soon become the first US city to decriminalize ‘magic’ mushrooms

In May, Denver residents will vote on whether to decriminalize "magic" mushrooms, which are currently illegal in the US.

Researchers think magic mushrooms could have the potential to treat depression

Recent research suggests the main psychoactive component in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, could be an alternative treatment for depression.

Everything you need to know about microdosing

Microdosing, taking small doses of psychedelics over the course of a couple days, is becoming more popular. Here's what you should know about it.

Denver could become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

In Denver, a campaign trying to decriminalize hallucinogenic mushrooms has gathered enough signatures to place a measure on the ballot.

Oregon is closer than ever to becoming the first state to legalize ‘magic’ mushrooms

Oregon could be the first state to legalize psychedelic mushrooms. The secretary of state has approved language for a ballot initiative in 2020.

Evidence is mounting that psychedelic drugs can help treat diseases. Here are the most promising uses

There's been a resurgence of interest in psychedelic drugs' potential to treat conditions like depression. Research is beginning to lead to new treatments.

A team of Johns Hopkins researchers is calling for magic mushrooms to be made legally available as medicine

A group of scientists from Johns Hopkins University recently published an article in which they concluded that psilocybin, the active component of the psychedelic drug magic mushrooms, has a low risk of harm and should be legally available as medicine.

A new biotech company has raised $25 million to help unleash a ‘virgin market’ of psychedelic research

A new biotech company has raised $25 million to finance research on the effects of psychedelics like magic mushrooms on depression. Called Atai Life Sciences, the company is a leading investor in a Peter Thiel-backed company called Compass Pathways.
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.