Researchers from ICEERS found that ritualistic use of ayahuasca can be incorporated into western society with impressive benefits for public health. The study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, measured the health of ayahuasca drinkers using similar methodology governments use to measure the overall public health of a community. 380 participants were surveyed face-to-face at locations […]
A survey on cannabidiol (CBD) usage found that women are more likely than men to use CBD; and once they start using it they quit traditional forms of big pharma painkillers like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and Vicodin, Forbes reported. Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research organization, and HelloMD, an online community that brings together doctors and cannabis patients, studied 2,400 of […]
A team of Swiss neurobiologists have conducted a study on how psilocybin intake affected the emotional processing of people exposed to negative social interactions.
Fifty-six percent of Americans say that “marijuana use should be legal,” according to the results of a nationwide poll commissioned by CBS News. The percentage is the highest ever reported by the news media agency.
Get ready world, “magic” mushrooms, which contain the psychoactive compound psilocybin, may soon become the standard go-to for reversing what the World Health Organization says is the number one cause of disability on the planet: depression.
Investigators have begun to assess the use of CBD in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. For instance, a 1995 case study reported significant improvement of schizophrenic symptoms in a single patient following four-weeks of daily CBD treatment. The patient’s condition noticeably worsened when treatment was discontinued.
Research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine explored sensory deprivation in a flotation-tank as a preventive healthcare intervention. The results showed significant improvements in stress, depression, anxiety, pain, sleep quality, and even optimism, proving that flotation therapy is an effective way to prevent and treat a plethora of physiological and psychological ailments.
In a historic decision, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency has granted approval for the first ever U.S. clinical trial on the use of whole plant marijuana to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
What if there was a medicine that was shown to be able to cut domestic violence rates almost in half, particularly among those who have a criminal and substance abuse history? There is. In fact, there are several. But the only problem is that they are all illegal…
In the last two decades there has been a surge of scientific and lay interest in Ayahuasca. Here, I would like to briefly highlight the salient points of a recent review, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology in March of 2016 that aimed to summarize what is currently known about ayahuasca.