Psychedelics Weekly – Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for I.B.S., NY Aims to Legalize, and B.C.’s Decriminalization Experiment

January 6, 2023
Featuring: David Drapkin & Joe Moore

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In this week’s episode, Joe and David meet up to talk about Vital, Convergence, and the latest news: 

-Tryp Therapeutics and Mass General signing a letter of intent for a Phase 2 clinical trial investigating the effects of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – interesting because it further highlights the likely effect of psychedelics on the brain-gut connection and that psychotherapy is involved;

-New York lawmakers pre-filing a bill to legalize DMT, ibogaine, mescaline, psilocybin and psilocyn (and remove them from the state’s banned substances list) for 2023;

-New York’s first cannabis dispensary finally opening on December 29;

-British Columbia responding to their opioid crisis (the latest data reports 14k deaths since 2016) by beginning a Portugal-like decriminalization model, allowing people 18 years and older to carry a combined 2.5 grams of drugs (heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and even MDMA);

and finally, an interesting but confusing (maybe a follow-up is necessary) article showing that what we’re learning about ketamine could lead towards a better understanding of psychosis and schizophrenia.

Links Tryp Therapeutics and Massachusetts General Hospital Sign Letter of Intent for Clinical Study Investigating the Use of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Patients Suffering From Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Psychedelics Today: PT350 – Psilocybin and Accessing the “Off” Switch For Nociplastic Pain, featuring Jim Gilligan

PT283 – Greg McKee – Nociplastic Pain and Psychedelics

PT369 – Chronic Pain and Phantom Limb Pain: Could Psilocybin Be the Answer? Featuring: Timothy Furnish, MD & Joel Castellanos, MD Researcher Charles Nichols Studies the Impact of Psychedelic Substances on Inflammation New York Lawmakers File Psychedelics Legalization Bill For 2023 NY lawmakers propose bills to decriminalize, study psychedelics Crowd swarms first legal NYC marijuana shop on second day; long line to enter East Village store B.C. poised for drug decriminalization experiment, but will it help stem deadly tide? The psychotomimetic ketamine disrupts the transfer of late sensory information in the corticothalamic network Ketamine Found to Increase Brain Noise Canalization and plasticity in psychopathology

David Drapkin 2-min

In this Episode

David Drapkin

Director of Education and Training


Joe Moore

CEO & Co-Founder