As a prospective bill could decriminalize magic mushrooms in Illinois, here's what to know about the drugs experts hope could revolutionize mental health care.
From imaging black holes, rovers on Mars, chimeric embryos, and coming up with solutions to plastic pollution, 2021 has been an important year for science.
Five years after participating in the first trial that used psilocybin as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression, Kirk Rutter tells Newsweek: "It really penetrated me emotionally."
The latest move comes as scientists around the world investigate the potential therapeutic applications of such substances.
Detroit could join a handful of other jurisdictions around the United States that have taken steps to loosen regulatory restrictions on psychoactive mushrooms.
Some studies have shown the potential medical benefits of the mind-altering drug psilocybin. Is the use of magic mushrooms for depression legal in the U.S.?
The psychoactive fungus, known as Massospora cicadina, contains an active ingredient that is also found in magic mushrooms.
Under DC Initiative 81, arrests for the possession of natural psychedelics have become the lowest priority for DC police.
The man spent 22 days in hospital following the incident.
A new study has examined the impact of psilocybin—the active ingredient in magic mushrooms—on the brain.
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps has committed a million dollars to a campaign to legalize psilocybin therapy in Oregon.
The war on drugs which stopped research on psychedelics was "one of the worst examples of censorship of human research in the history of science," according to the authors of a commentary in the journal Cell.
Newsweek spoke to the co-author of Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships about the ethics of intervening in this fundamental part of being human with psychoactive substances.
Scientists followed the progress of over a dozen cancer patients who took psilocybin.
There isn't anywhere in America where magic mushrooms are legal.
Scientists spoke to over 1,000 people at arts and music festivals about their experiences taking psychedelics.
A new research center funded by private donors will study possible psilocybin therapies at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Psilocybin is increasingly being recognized by scientists as potentially effective treatments for a number of psychological disorders, such as addiction and depression.
Results could one day lead to novel treatments or therapies for reducing domestic violence, the lead author said.
Magic mushrooms' hallucinogenic effects might keep insects away, but it doesn't stop humans.
Mayoral candidate says the fungi saved him from heroin.