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Psychedelics Could Be The Next Big Thing In Mental Health Care

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.16.2015 | Science

Is American medicine on the brink of a psychedelic revolution? It's seeming more and more likely. A scientific review of the existing research into t...

Is The Drug War Preventing Great Discoveries?

Laura Krasovitzky | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Laura Krasovitzky

As we remember the legacy of this great thinker, let's also make sure to educate ourselves on the oppressive and profit-driven history of drug laws in this country and the obstacles that remain. It is a choice to either consent through silence or take action to end the drug war once and for all.

Buddhism Meets Freud and LSD

Jonah Raskin | Posted 09.01.2015 | Books
Jonah Raskin

White, middle class Americans -- whether they're raised Catholic, Protestant, Jewish or in some other religion --almost always seem a bit absurd when they turn to Buddhism, as the African American author James Baldwin recognized years ago when he called the Beat Generation writers, "Suzuki rhythm boys."

'The Real History of Drugs' Educates Millions

Tony Newman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Tony Newman

Why are some drugs legal and some prohibited? Why do we arrest approximately 600,000 Americans each year for marijuana possession, but sell tobacco and alcohol on most corners? Why do we lock up people who use meth for years, and dole out the similar drug Ritalin to our children?

Conversation With Deradoorian

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

In keeping with my recent discussions with interesting people, I had the pleasure of chatting up Angel Deradoorian in McCarren Park, here in the epicenter of hip Brooklyn last week.

Lewis Carroll Was Not on Drugs, and Other Surprising Facts About Alice in Wonderland

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Van Winkle's

Carroll's diaries make no mention of drugs. We know that he occasionally enjoyed a glass of sherry and may have taken opiate-infused drug Laudanum (which was readily available to everyone in the 1860s). Other than that, there's nothing connecting Alice and drugs.

Hippie Noir, Laguna Beach 1969: Orange Sunshine and the Mystic Arts World

Gordy Grundy | Posted 06.18.2015 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

There are times when an art movement quietly documents the heart and soul of the much louder story of history that surrounds it.

The Grateful Dead: Never Has a Band Had Such Contempt for Their Fans

Mike Edison | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Edison

The massive phenomenon that was the Grateful Dead has never been objectively reported on, an historical anomaly that boils down to what might as well be a Buddhist koan: Pretty much anyone who was there must be immediately eliminated as a reliable witness.

ICYMI Health: How Kendrick Lamar Could Change The Face Of Depression And Why Dressing Better Might Improve Your Work Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what editors at The Huffington Post are reading this week. This week, we focused on reading stories about the high cost of m...

San Francisco's Bicycle Day 2015 With Alex and Allyson Grey

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

These are the words of Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann after accidentally going on the world's first acid trip. In 1938, Hofmann began investigating the chemical and pharmacological properties of ergot, a rye fungus.

Notes on Moonlust by The Holydrug Couple

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Sacred Bones Records here in Brooklyn is one of my favorite record labels to emerge in recent years. One of their latest releases is Moonlust by The Holydrug Couple.

Florida Man Tells Everyone They Will Die During Naked Rampage: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 03.06.2015 | Crime

A Florida man is in custody after allegedly taking LSD and going on a naked rampage. Jupiter resident Daniel Leneve, 18, was arrested Feb. 28th aft...

This Ode To Psychedelic Sex Proves Your Parents Partied Way Harder Than You (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.13.2015 | Arts

Warning: This post contains all kinds of NSFW images. Read at your own risk. We can only imagine what it would be like to be young and in love -- ...

Research Suggests That Psychedelics Hold Promise For Suicide Prevention

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.22.2015 | Science

The new wave of research on the medical applications of psychedelic drugs has suggested that these substances may hold considerable promise as therape...

My Teenage Son Does LSD (And I Encourage Him)

Doug Gertner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Doug Gertner

We parked near school and he grabbed his book-bag as I moved over to the drivers seat, and I wished my son well with his audition. Anticipating my concern he replied, "Thanks... and I'll do some LSD after that." Like father, like son, it's been a long strange trip.

Teen Charged With Murder In Girl's Drug Overdose Enters Plea

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.12.2014 | Crime

One of the five teens charged with murder in the overdose death of a 17-year-old Minnesota girl has pleaded guilty. Cole Alexander Matenaer, 19, pl...

David Lohr

Five Teens Charged With Murder In Girl's Drug Overdose | David Lohr | Posted 05.29.2014 | Crime

Five Minnesota teenagers have been charged with murder in the death of a 17-year-old girl who authorities say was supplied with a dangerous synthetic ...

Meet Mark McCloud, The World's Leading Collector Of LSD Art

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts

Most artists haven't been arrested by the DEA and investigated by the FBI. Then again, most artists don't have the over 33,000 tabs of LSD in their po...

Unmasked Street Artist Scales NYC Bridge To Display Mesmerizing Installation

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Looks like Judith Supine is probably having a helluva week. He unmasked himself publicly for all, opened a new gallery show, climbed a NYC bridge over...

What Psychedelic Research Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Natalie Ginsberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Science
Natalie Ginsberg

Psychedelic-assisted therapy has not only proven effective in alleviating terminally ill patients' anxiety, but has also yielded promising results in treating a variety of intractable psychological conditions over the years.

Emily Thomas

First LSD Study In Decades Shows Medical Promise | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

After a decades-long pause on LSD medical research, the results of the first LSD study approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 40 years h...

Worshipping Brand Jeter

Tom Semioli | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports
Tom Semioli

I highly commend Derek Jeter for his philanthropic efforts. Charity work is admirable, and much needed -- but charity does not solve problems.

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had my mind blown by a movie Tuesday, in the middle of another five-movie day at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And it was blown in 3D.

Intrepid Travels: The Bus That Fell Behind The Times

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You might need a little more than just the sonospheric groove in the album, Intrepid Travels, in order to experience Sound Strider's out-of-this-wo...

Magic Bus Provides a Pyschedelic "Hippie Tour" of San Francisco

Mark Chesnut | Posted 10.27.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

It's hard to mistake the Magic Bus for any other vehicle that departs from San Francisco's touristy Union Square. The psychedelic colors that wind around the former school bus make it perfectly clear that this is a ride back in time. To the 1960s, to be exact.