Plus 3

Plus 3

Welcome to Plus 3, an upcoming Psymposia podcast about the role of drugs in society. Launching Fall 2019.

The podcast will take a critical look at psychoactive substances, and we’ll make sense of the complex connections between science, policy, and culture. We’ll have guests, discuss the news, and dig into stories featured on Psymposia.

Podcast Preview: We Hope Michael Pollan Changes His Mind

As Michal Pollan steps into the role of psychedelic gatekeeper, we critically examine his recent NYT op-ed on slowing down psilocybin decriminalization.

Forgiving psychedelic abusers should never be at the expense of their victims

A response to the recent interview with Daniel Pinchbeck.

Young People of Color As Leaders in The Movement To End the War on Drugs

How do you center the needs and perspectives of people of color in your activism—not because you want to fill a quota, but because the success of your work depends on it?

Considerations for Engaging with Amazonian Ancestral Practices, People, and Places

If we truly believe in the positive transformational power of visionary plant experiences, we must support each other to make real social change happen, less this transformation stagnates at the individual level.

I Was Recorded During A 5-MeO DMT Ceremony Without My Consent

I was told that a video of me was recorded without my consent, and I could view it after some rest.

He said to me “all women secretly want to be raped”

Jay brought up the Me Too Movement and called it “hysteria” – I asked him if he has ever been raped. He had not.

Shipibo Women Healers on the Challenges and Opportunities of the Ayahuasca Boom

After the murder of a Peruvian healer in 2018, traditional healers, local political figures, and nonprofit allies gathered to address the complexities that come with the influx of foreigners seeking ayahuasca in the Amazon.

Third Wave staff quits, writes open letter, over work environment created by founder Paul Austin

Eight staff have quit The Third Wave and issued an open statement.

MDMA Expanded Access is almost here. What’s it all about?

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) submitted their MDMA PTSD expanded access protocol to the FDA on January 14, 2019.

This is what psychedelic mainstreaming looks like…in Arizona

As psychedelic medicalization and the potential profits of a “virgin market” loom large, new organizations are increasingly looking to gain legitimacy within the field. Mainstreaming means the doors of this field are being thrown wide open.