Psychedelic Systems of the Future: Beyond the Medical Model
Annie Oak & Ismail Ali
Livestreamed February 25, 2019 from San Francisco, CA
Thanks to the new wave of research, psychedelics are poised to soon have legal medical use. MDMA- and psilocybin-assisted therapy are entering their final trials with “breakthrough therapy” designation by the FDA.
But what’s beyond the medical model?
Psychedelics have also long been used in personal, cultural, and sacramental contexts. Independently of any diagnosed disease, psychedelics can aid in the betterment of well people and support creative and spiritual growth. Regardless of whether psychedelics are legally sanctioned, there will always be “recreational” use in uncontrolled contexts. In a future society that recognizes these uses, what exactly do the systems look like that support risk reduction - and benefit maximization?
Join us for a conversation exploring these questions and more as we envision psychedelic systems of the future.
Ismail Lourido Ali, J.D., is Policy & Advocacy Counsel for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and Chair of the Board of Directors for Students for Sensible Drug Policy.
Featuring an opening standup comedy set by comedian Alicia Dattner.
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