Psychedelics are where cannabis was a decade ago. In May, Denver became the first city to decriminalize psilocybin. Less than a month later, Oakland followed, decriminalizing all naturally-occurring psychedelics (i.e. all psychoactive or entheogenic plants). Now, more than 55 cities want to replicate that initiative. Federally, MDMA and psilocybin are projected to be legal for prescription by 2021. With the rapid progress, an industry is emerging, backed by major venture capitalists like Peter Thiel and Michael Novogratz. As investigative reporters with bylines in Rolling Stone, VICE, and Quartz, among others, we've started the first media company devoted to covering this fast-growing industry and holding those at the forefront of it accountable for making psychedelic medicine accessible.
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