Psychedelics are where cannabis was a decade ago. In May, Denver became the first county to decriminalize psilocybin. Less than a month later, Oakland's city council followed, decriminalizing all naturally-occurring psychedelics. Now, more than 100 cities and counties want to replicate that ordinance. Federally, MDMA and psilocybin are projected to be legal for prescription in the next five years. 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 a 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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