Reporting on the Corporatization of Psychedelics

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Psychedelics are where cannabis was a decade ago. Last year, Denver became the first county to decriminalize psilocybin. Less than a month later, Oakland followed, decriminalizing all naturally-occurring psychedelics. Now, more than 100 jurisdictions 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 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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