The Bar's New Top Shelf: Elevation Over Inebriation

Mar 9, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

From California Sober to Sober Curious, public demand is rising for alcohol substitutes that provide an experience. What’s the legal status of Kanna, Kava, Psilocybin, Kratom, Coca, Damiana, Mescaline, Cannabis, Ketamine, GHB, and other compounds? Are they safe? What are the regulatory roadblocks that make it difficult to bring about functional alcohol substitutes? For centuries, humans have safely used natural substances to unwind and socialize, but societal norms and outdated laws make competing with alcohol a challenge. What will it take to create a post-alcohol world?

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Colter Merrick

Elixart / Elixart Beverage Corp / Supramood

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Dr. Lisa Offringa

Jaquar Health - Entheogen Therapeutics Initiative