Psychedelics Inc.

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“The Nation” on Drugs “The Nation” on Drugs

Our special issue considers the casualties of the War on Drugs, as well as the unprecedented opportunities to make amends.

Mar 21, 2022 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

A Brief Guide to Trip Sitting

A Brief Guide to Trip Sitting A Brief Guide to Trip Sitting

Just be with, listen, and observe.

Mar 23, 2022 / Back Page / Patrick Kyle

Reconstruction of Teleilat el Ghassul

From Opium to Saffron, the Ancients Knew a Thing or Two About Drugs From Opium to Saffron, the Ancients Knew a Thing or Two About Drugs

Scholars of antiquity are finding ever more evidence that psychoactive substances played a central role in ancient life.

Mar 22, 2022 / Feature / Karen Polinger Foster, Diana Stein, and Sarah Kielt Costello

The War on Weed Decimated My Community—Will There Be Restitution?

The War on Weed Decimated My Community—Will There Be Restitution? The War on Weed Decimated My Community—Will There Be Restitution?

Legalization offers a chance to restore a fragment of what was lost by Black and Afro-Latinx communities pummeled by prohibition, but so far, white business are claiming the spoils...

Mar 22, 2022 / Feature / Tavian Crosland

How the Netherlands Became a Global Cocaine Hub

How the Netherlands Became a Global Cocaine Hub How the Netherlands Became a Global Cocaine Hub

The surge in trafficking through the Port of Rotterdam has coincided with spectacular violence.

Mar 23, 2022 / Feature / Jessica Loudis

Breaking Off My Chemical Romance

Breaking Off My Chemical Romance Breaking Off My Chemical Romance

We deserve a fuller picture of both the benefits and dangers of antidepressants.

Mar 23, 2022 / Feature / P.E. Moskowitz

Making Mushrooms Legal

Making Mushrooms Legal Making Mushrooms Legal

After 50 years of prohibition, some states are starting to challenge the federal government’s policy on psychedelic drugs.

Mar 23, 2022 / Feature / Aída Chávez

The Secret Black History of LSD

The Secret Black History of LSD The Secret Black History of LSD

Research on psychedelics, then and now, has been riddled with medical racism and exclusion. But that hasn’t stopped Black people from finding creativity and solace through such dru...

Mar 22, 2022 / Feature / Kali Holloway

The Brave New World of Legalized Psychedelics Is Already Here

The Brave New World of Legalized Psychedelics Is Already Here The Brave New World of Legalized Psychedelics Is Already Here

And so are the profiteers. Get ready for Psychedelics Inc.

Mar 21, 2022 / Feature / Zoe Cormier

How the Drug War Dies

How the Drug War Dies How the Drug War Dies

Just a few decades ago, the left and the right, politicians and the public, universally embraced the criminalization of drug use. But a new consensus has emerged.

Mar 21, 2022 / Feature / Maia Szalavitz

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