'Neurons to Nirvana' Makes the Case for Deeper Scientific Research Into Psychedelics | Motherboard
Tina Miller, MA,CFLE stashed this in psychology
Stashed in: Drugs!
They're right, there's a ton of disinformation out there:
The film, Neurons to Nirvana, takes a look at the history and the future of scientific research into five psychelic substances: LSD, psilocybin, ayahuasca, MDMA, and cannabis. In it, various highly-regarded scientists and experts in the field talk about the medicinal potential of the drugs. The filmmakers are careful in their approach. Each of them notes that scientific studies and vocabulary, presented in a mainstream way, are necessary to educate the public about psychedelic medicine. They realize they are up against a lot of government—not to mention big business—disinformation, and paranoia about psychedelics.
I recently spoke to Hockenhull, Willis, and Canavesio about the project, their experience with psychedelics, and their effort to raise some additional funding with a Kickstarter campaign, which successfully wrapped up today.
Interview with Canavesio: