- Following the cannabis boom, psychedelics investing is
just getting going.
- The clinical studies of the drugs point to them being
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Psychedelic comes from the Greek for “mind
Signs point to a whole lot of minds manifesting soon.
The first-ever venture capital firm dedicated to psychedelics
just launched. Investors claim it’s the “next wave” after the
cannabis boom, which has quickly turned into a
$50 billion industry. Often thought of as
a party drug, a wave of research is finding that in clinical
settings, the hallucinogens can be
tremendously therapeutic in the way they reshape (self)
He explained to me that a psychedelic experience, like with LSD
or psilocybin (the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms”), has the
power of “extracting the patient from his or her usual patterns of
thought,” which in turn allows them to contemplate “them from a
The category of drugs has been used with many clinical
populations, including people with substance dependencies or mood
disorders. Perhaps most poignantly, it’s been shown to be a
powerful treatment for people facing
terminal cancer, research that reveals one of the key
mechanisms by which the drugs help people. (Still, research in the
US remains woefully slim — the government lists psychedelics as
Schedule 1 drugs, making them illegal for consumption, possession,
or medical study.)
Patients go through what’s technically called “ego
dissolution,” and it’s a life-changing experience.
The user feels the boundaries between his or
her body and the rest of the universe dissolve, and becomes ‘one’
with the surroundings … This might lead to feelings of
transcendence or permanence in the patients, making them realize
that even after their death they will still be part of something
And with that, everything can change.
change your mind, indeed.
Source: FS – All – Economy – News
An investing gold rush is coming for psychedelics. One line from a neuroscientist on their life-changing power explains why.