Psilocybin: Psychology, Policy and Possibilities – With Sam Chapman

What do you really know about psilocybin, commonly known as magic mushrooms? Research on the substance has lagged behind in the U.S. but, recent grassroots movements and a non-profit in Oregon are slowly turning the tide on the public’s perception. Sam Chapman is the executive director of the Healing Advocacy Fund in Oregon, a non-profit dedicated to the development and implementation of the Nation’s first regulated psilocybin therapy program. In this episode of Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella, Sam Chapman debunks some of the common misconceptions about this hallucinogenic and delves into the practical application of using psilocybin to treat mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. Listen to learn why Sam believes in the decriminalization of all drugs and why everyone deserves education on this misunderstood mushroom.