Opinion

Does the Failure of Prohibition Mean that We Succeed?

By eliciting the first serious response from a prohibitionist, Decriminalize Nature DC has taught the drug reform community an important lesson about the opposition. But will the movement seize the opportunity?

Are You Drinking Ayahuasca For the Wrong Reason?

Many drink ayahuasca to have visions, to pursue enlightenment, and to find themselves. But to traditional Amazonian shamans these are genuinely foreign concepts.

Tomorrow Could Feel Like a Hundred Years Later; Music for Now

Turns out the last thing I need is music that recalls the days of stadiums and dance clubs. I want the sound of now so I can figure out what the hell NOW is. I don’t want entertainment. I need medicine.

How Ketamine Helps Me to Chase the Muse and Transcend the Blues

An intimate look at a ketamine meditation that melts in your mouth, then in your mind.

Drugs, the Israelites and the Emergence of Patriarchy

New evidence suggests that the combination of cannabis and frankincense was used to create visionary states among the early Israelites. The findings also offer clues to the rise of monotheism and the banishment of female deities from the Judeo-Christian tradition.

The Bitter Side of Ayahuasca

Many are saying that the Ayahuasca experience is a gift from spirit to humanity. But what is the hidden cost of your plant medicine cup?

What Isn’t Psychedelic (and Contemplations on the Nature of What IS)?

Keanu Reeves is psychedelic, Ethan Hawke is not. Laura Dern is psychedelic, Drew Barrymore is not. Taylor Swift is psychedelic, Lady Gaga is definitely not.

Don’t Get Caught in a Trip Trap; Psychedelic Lessons for this Collective Moment

There are many things that make this moment like an acid trip. Everybody seems to be experiencing elaborate downloads. Here is where having a decade of consistent practice with psychedelics comes in handy.

Statement in Solidarity Against Racism

Lucid News announces a new program to train POC journalists.

The Power of Psychedelic Communities, Through the Lens of an Activist POTC

A Person of TechnoColor reflects on how psychedelic communities can aid the global struggle for equality, peace, and resilience.