Opinion: Psychedelics researchers and investors should focus on delivering therapy, not drugs

“How To Change Your Mind,” a new four-part documentary about psychedelics, has been hovering around Netflix’s Top 10 this summer. As someone who benefited immensely from therapeutic psychedelics, I am encouraged each time a documentary like this emerges into the mainstream, another sign that these important and beneficial medicines are gaining wider social acceptance.

Yet I find myself surprised by this documentary’s presentation, with each episode focusing on the chemistry and history of a different psychedelic agent. Yes, the molecules are different, but they all take you to the relatively same place: What matters for therapy and healing is how the experience is processed when the drug wears off.

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