Hello and welcome back.

We hope you all had a wonderful Bicycle Day yesterday 🚲

For those who aren’t familiar, April 19, 1943 marks the world’s first acid trip. Albert Hofmann, the chemist who created LSD, dosed himself with the drug to test its effects before riding his bicycle home from the lab.

The day has since become an unofficial holiday for psychonauts. Be sure to check out the Video of the Week to learn more.

Here’s what’s in store for you in today’s issue:

🍄 Microdosing concert for group healing

🍄 Why GoDaddy billionaire is pushing for psychedelic therapy

🍄 A cure for acid flashbacks

🍄 How you can make a difference in the psychedelic revolution

🍄 And more.

Be sure to check out this week’s Daily Mushroom podcast:

A doctor’s view on group therapy & microdosing

In this episode of the Daily Mushroom podcast, we have Dr. Pam Kryskow, a psychedelic researcher, medical doctor, and the medical lead for ketamine-assisted therapy for the Roots to Thrive program. Pam shares the benefits of psychedelic therapy in group settings and how her hiking “trips” helped her cope with daily trauma experienced in her previous job as a firefighter.

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Microdosing concert for group healing

On Saturday, Red Light Holland (TRIP) sponsored a first-of-its-kind microdosing concert to determine best practices for group microdosing services.

Participants attended a preparation session and received a customized dose of psilocybin from a therapist.

They spent the next three hours laying on the ground listening to a live classical music concert before attending an optional integration session.

“Both music and community have healing and connective qualities and we are excited to test the potential benefits of combining microdosing psilocybin truffles in this ground-breaking setting,” says one of the event organizers

Data from the event will be used to guide microdosing regulations Oregon and Washington.


“It’s been 50 years since the war and I finally came home”

Bob Parsons, founder of GoDaddy, suffered from PTSD after witnessing “grisly combat” in the Vietnam War. 

It wasn’t until he went through a multiday therapy treatment with psilocybin, ayahuasca, and LSD that he began to feel like his old self again. 

“What I think psychedelics did was a reset. Now, I’m like people who haven’t been in combat to a certain degree,” he believes. 

Bob is on a mission to help other veterans battling PTSD. He donated $5M to Mount Sinai’s psychedelic research center to fund MDMA therapy training for healthcare practitioners. 

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A cure for acid flashbacks

Ehave Inc. (EHVVF) and University of Melbourne are launching a series of studies to better understand a condition called hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder (HPPD). Basically, HPPD is when someone continues to experience visual hallucinations after a trip.

Researchers will conduct genetic analysis and visual processing tests to see if individuals can be genetically predisposed to HPPD. 

Ehave’s goal is to find a cure for the disorder and become an “industry leader in preventing negative side effects during treatment for mental health issues.”

Microdosing for stroke recovery

Ninnion Therapeutics, a private Texas-based company, hopes microdosing will help patients recover from strokes.

Ischemic strokes block blood flow to the brain, causing brain cells to die. 

Microdosing in combination with occupational therapy may be able to strengthen the remaining brain cells to restore lost functions.

The company recently filed a patent application for the treatment. Since there are no approved drugs for stroke recovery, the formulation may qualify for a Breakthrough Therapy designation, which would speed up the development timeline. 

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Irwin Naturals (IWIN), a major supplement company established in 1994, is acquiring a chain of ketamine clinics in Florida and Mexico, becoming the “world’s first household name to enter the psychedelic mental health treatment sector.” This acquisition is part of a plan to create the world’s largest chain of psychedelic clinics.

Filament Health (FH) granted Psyence Group (PSYG) an exclusive license to use its natural psilocybin formulation in an upcoming palliative care trial in the UK. Filament recently received a patent for its technology for extracting and standardizing natural psilocybin.

NUE Life raised $23M in equity financing to support the expansion of its innovative at-home ketamine services into more than 20 new states this year. 

Wesana Health (WESA) may expand the indication of its psilocybin formulation after meeting with the FDA. In addition to treating anxiety related to traumatic brain injury, it could also target depression. A $3M private placement will fund phase Ib/IIa depression study next year.

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Help legalize medical psilocybin

By denying Canadians access to psilocybin, the government is infringing on patients’ rights. According to TheraPsil, the decision to use psilocybin medically should be made between doctor and patient with no requirement for government approval (just like medical cannabis).

If you believe that access to psilocybin for medical purposes is a right, please help TheraPsil prove this in court by donating to their fundraiser.

Join a protest against the DEA

David Bronner of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap is organizing a protest to demand that terminally ill patients get the right to try psilocybin.

Activists will come together outside the DEA headquarters on May 9.

Learn how you can join here. Travel stipends are available 😉


  • Activists in Massachusetts are pushing for decriminalization of all illicit drugs (with a focus on psychedelics) in the city of Worceter and at the state level. 
  • Hawaii House committee approved a resolution to form a working group to study the therapeutic benefits of psilocybin.
  • The Colorado House passed a bill to allow the prescription of MDMA if and when the federal government legalizes its use.

You’re all caught up! See you next Wednesday 👋

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