Sep 27, 2023Liked by mel, Jonah Davids

Wonderful conversation. Thnx!

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When it comes to the future of psilocybin I'm optimistic that there won't be widespread catastrophic downsides. I'm genuinely unsure how significant the upside will be—I could imagine many plausible futures.

There are specific psychiatric concerns too. Is it psychotogenic or otherwise severely destabilizing for certain people, and if so who and what do we do about it? To the extent it is used in psychiatric practice some day, what on earth will that even look like? How to deal with the growing hype machine? Like with meditation, it seems like psychedelics can attract people whose zeal can outweigh their prudence.

I'm hopeful all these things will work themselves out if people are allowed to make their own choices, hopefully made easier by not having unexpected wild shifts in public policy to which society has trouble adjusting.

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