Fred Barrett is an assistant professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In this interview, we discuss his work with the active component of magic mushrooms, psilocybin. Fred explains how this compound affects the brain, its potential to combat visceral pain, and its links to so-called mystical experiences.
The validity of medicinal marijuana’s most celebrated benefit, pain reduction, has been called into question by a new review.
The researchers are urging health professionals to inform any patients at a high-risk of cardiovascular events, and perhaps even wean them off marijuana.
Professor David Nutt has never been afraid to stick his head above the parapet on the topic of drugs. His repeated calling-out of the failures of contemporary drug policy has seen him butt heads with academics and politicians alike. In this interview with Professor Nutt, we discuss pot, policy and the potential of psilocybin.
Marijuana use may be a driving factor in the rise of head and neck cancer cases, according to a new study.
The majority of cannabis consumption behavior is more similar to alcohol use than previously thought, according to a new paper.