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Reporting on the Psychedelic Legal Renaissance
March 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The psychedelic renaissance is characterized by growing interest in researching, commercializing, and consuming psychedelic substances like psilocybin and dimethyltryptamine (DMT). Against this backdrop, a wave of psychedelic legal reform is washing over North America. A dozen U.S. cities have decriminalized psychedelics, and about a dozen U.S. states have proposed laws to legalize these substances or reduce criminal penalties associated with their manufacture, possession, or consumption. A similar trend has swept across Canada and research on these substances is booming in cities like Vancouver and Toronto. This panel features four journalists at the forefront of the psychedelics renaissance who will discuss their roles reporting on these social and legal trends.
- Introduction: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
- Ritika Dubey, Reporter, Truffle Report
- Shelby Hartman, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, DoubleBlind
- Kyle Jaeger, Senior Editor, Marijuana Moment
- Shayla Love, Senior Staff Writer, Vice News
- Moderator: Mason Marks, MD, JD, Assistant Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law; Senior Fellow and Project Lead of the Project on Psychedelics Law and Regulation (POPLAR) at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School