The Future of Psychedelics: Culture VS Capitalism

Mar 10, 2023

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

Recording: The Future of Psychedelics: Culture VS Capitalism, Mar 10, 2023

Billions of VC dollars are chasing returns in the emerging psychedelics industry. As exciting as this may seem to some, it brings a unique set of ethical challenges and questions. Who should own the future of psychedelics: corporations or communities? Can decriminalization and medicalization co-exist or are they fundamentally at odds? How will indigenous communities that stewarded plant-medicine knowledge over the millenia and victims of the Drug War that kept the psychedelic dream alive past the 1960’s be included in this new, legal psychedelic industry? What do ethical business models look like in psychedelics? Is it even possible to have an ethical, profit-seeking business in this space?

This panel will bring people from all sides of the table together to discuss and debate.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Natalie Lyla Ginsberg

Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies

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Paula Kahn

CosmoVisiones Ancestrales

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Brom Rector

Empath Ventures

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Samantha Tabone

Empath Ventures

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