In this edited version of Roland Griffith’s very information talk on Psilocybin (original title “The science of psilocybin and its use to relieve suffering”) we take a look at the amazing positive effects achieved with this controversial substance.
Dr. Roland R. Griffiths is a clinical pharmacologist at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Griffiths has been researching mood-altering compounds for over 40 years, has published over 360 times, and started the psilocybin research program at Johns Hopkins nearly 2 decades ago.
In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists shed that label after their encounter, regardless of whether it was spontaneous or while taking a psychedelic.
Psychedelics were the subject of serious medical research in the 1940s to the 1960s, when many scientists believed some of the mind-bending compounds held tremendous therapeutic promise for treating a number of conditions including severe mental health problems and alcohol addiction.