Interest in psychedelic research is growing internationally. Scientists are advancing our understanding of the chemistry and biology of psychedelics, as well as their effects on human health, psychology, and spirituality. News reports on psychedelics often emphasize countries of the Global North including the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. However, psychedelic plants and fungi are native to many countries of the Global South, and important research is underway in these regions. This panel includes researchers from three continents of the Global South who will discuss their work and the state of psychedelic science, law, and policy in their countries.
This event is the second of a three-part series Psychedelics Around the World. The first event featured researchers from the Global North. The third event, in May, will highlight Indigenous communities who utilize psychedelic plants and fungi.