Randall Hansen Phd
There's a growing shift in the U.S. and other Western cultures to seek out alternative healing and the expansion of the mind by choosing traditional entheogenic plant medicines and other psychedelics because the Big Pharma method of suppressing/blocking -- not curing -- many health issues is facing increased scrutiny and disillusionment.
Psychedelics are not a miracle cure; they are a tool for learning how to cope and heal from a variety of issues and ailments, from depression and anxiety to addiction to post-traumatic stress... and more. But the research has been slow to develop -- and has been squelched for decades, ever since psychedelics were moved to Schedule 1 drug status (which labels these as drugs with no medicinal value -- hah!).