Psychedelic compounds have had a fascinating history in the United States (and worldwide). From the 1960's and the hippie era with common recreational use, while also being studied in legitimate clinical trials, through the decades of the drug war and propaganda efforts, all the way to a recent resurgence in medical studies and usage for conditions like anxiety, depression and addiction.
Kate Cotter is co-director of the Sierra Psychedelic Society, an organization working on legislative and other educational efforts around psychedelics. On this episode of Renoites, Conor and Kate talk about various psychedelics and how they work, the history of psychedelics and how public perception has changed over the years, the modern medical uses of various psychedelic compounds, legislative efforts like legalization and decriminalization, how some psychedelics actually function in the brain, the growth of "microdosing" in tech culture, and so much more!
The Sierra Psychedelic Society meets monthly at The Studio (https://thestudioreno.com) in Midtown and offers book clubs, integration circles, speakers and other educational programming. Learn more about the Sierra Psychedelic Society on their website at https://www.sierrapsychedelic.org
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