Newsom vetoed both reforms, which he deemed excessively permissive.
Historian Erika Dyck contextualizes the deep roots of and battles over LSD, psilocybin, and other psychoactive substances.
Research is promising, but drug warriors stand in the way.
A documentary short about a woman who takes ayahuasca to alleviate the pain caused by addiction
Local governments are considering rules that could force "psilocybin service centers" to locate near highways and go through expensive, discretionary permitting processes.
Proposition 122 is the broadest liberalization of psychedelic policy ever enacted in the United States.
Two more states legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, while decriminalization of five natural psychedelics looks like a winner in Colorado.
The ballot initiative also would authorize state-licensed "healing centers" where adults could obtain psychedelics for supervised use.
With 28 percent of Americans trying hallucinogens, the days are numbered for bans.
The state's regulators plan to start accepting applications from manufacturers and "service centers" on January 2.
All But 2 Utah Legislators Just Voted to Investigate the Psychotherapeutic Potential of Psychedelics
The bill is the latest sign of strange new respect for drugs that were once routinely depicted as menaces to body and soul.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative that makes "entheogenic plant" possession the city's "lowest law-enforcement priority."
Seattle Just Became the Largest U.S. City To Approve Quasi-Decriminalization of Natural Psychedelics
The resolution urges police to refrain from arresting people for noncommercial production and distribution as well as possession.
The evolution of Pollan's thinking reflects the confusion caused by arbitrary pharmacological distinctions.
Yesterday's Clean Sweep for Drug Policy Reform Suggests That Prohibition May Collapse Sooner Than Expected
Ballot initiatives continue to reverse marijuana prohibition while making the treatment of other drugs less oppressive and more tolerant.
The ballot initiative allows adults to use the promising psychedelic at state-licensed "psilocybin service centers."
The ballot measure applies to noncommercial production, distribution, and possession of "entheogenic plants and fungi."
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is making MDMA and other drugs medically legitimate and socially acceptable.
The host of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is already exploring what a post-prohibition world is going to look like.
The host of Hamilton's Pharmacopeia is exploring what a post-prohibition world will look like.
Psychonautical Journalist Michael Pollan Says the FDA, Not Voters, Should Decide Who Gets to Use Psilocybin
The approach Pollan prefers will not get us to the destination he says he wants to reach.
The case against prohibition cannot depend on persuading people that certain substances are benign and beneficial.
UPDATED: What Does the Failure [or Success!] of Denver's Psilocybin Initiative Mean for the Future of Pharmacological Freedom?
Majority support for legalizing marijuana does not mean most Americans believe people have a right to control what they put into their bodies.
"Whether you're using this plant for a medical reason, or a spiritual reason, or a recreational reason, you should not be going to jail or losing your children for it."
Sarah Rose Siskind's monthly show Drug Test is creating a world of educated psychonauts one trip at a time.
The designation could be a prelude to approving the forbidden psychedelic drug as a medicine.