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Tue, Feb 26



Psychedelic Systems of the Future: Beyond the Medical Model

What exactly will the systems look like that support personal, cultural, and sacramental use of psychedelics?

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Psychedelic Systems of the Future: Beyond the Medical Model
Psychedelic Systems of the Future: Beyond the Medical Model

Time & Location

Feb 26, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Monument, 140 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

About the event

This is a new, intimate format with only 150 seats available in person.

Free HD livestream available here. Livestream portion begins at 7pm Pacific.

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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?

What do safe “recreational” containers for psychedelic use look like?

What does recreation really mean?

How do we support the safety of people who choose to use psychedelics in other contexts of their own design?

What are appropriate rites of passage?

How do we steward knowledge as a collective, and how do we pass down wisdom from elders?

What is the appropriate balance between structure and freedom in matters of human consciousness?

How do we create a model for use and utilization that is grounded in human rights?

What models of non-medical use are most resilient to challenge and uncertainty?

Join us for a conversation exploring these questions and envisioning psychedelic systems of the future.

Annie Oak is co-founder of Take 3 Presents, which produces immersive transformative art events. She is also the founder of the Women’s Visionary Congress (WVC) and the creator of the Full Circle Tea House.

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 Alicia Dattner.

Presented by Psychedelic Seminars in partnership with the San Francisco Psychedelic Society.



5:30 VIP meet-and-greet

6:00 Doors and reception

7:00 Show

8:30 Reception

9:30 End of event

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  • VIP/Supporter

    Includes preferred seating, a pre-show meet-and-greet and photo with the speakers, and our gratitude for your support. Thank you!

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