A Las Vegas-based art entertainment venue is drawing attendees, though not everyone is sure what it is.
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."
Some studies have shown the use of toad venom may potentially have psychotherapeutic effects. But is the mind-altering drug dangerous?
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.
We need to stop treating psychedelics as illicit recreational drugs and go back to looking at them in the same way we did before the war on drugs started.
"Our planet is unlikely to be unique in the inevitable creation of life from matter," renowned mycologist Paul Stamets told Newsweek.
A new study on MDMA, or "Ecstasy," and PTSD patients shows the potency of powerful new treatments based on psychedelic drugs.
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.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins University assessed the experiences of over 2,000 people who had taken the psychedelic drug.
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps has committed a million dollars to a campaign to legalize psilocybin therapy in Oregon.
The famous name comes from exactly where you'd expect it to: high school kids looking to get stoned.
While the overdose itself was an unpleasant experience, the trip may have had "positive effects" on the chronic foot pain that the woman was suffering from, according to a case study report.
Scientists followed the progress of over a dozen cancer patients who took psilocybin.
Scientists spoke to over 1,000 people at arts and music festivals about their experiences taking psychedelics.
"DMT has remarkable effects in human consciousness," Christopher Timmermann, from the Centre for Psychedelic Research at Imperial College London, told Newsweek.
"Why do I even want to be in the Legislature, why do I want to be a part of the office?' It was this issue."
Explaining consciousness is one of the hardest problems in science and philosophy.
Trial participants will take the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms while having psychological therapy.
Users who took minute doses of LSD and mushrooms also reported an improved mood and sharpened focus.
Participants in clinical trials who were given a small dose of psychedelics were rated as having more openness than non-users.
Mayoral candidate says the fungi saved him from heroin.
Psilocybin, LSD and other chemicals should be extensively studied, scientists say.