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What's New At The Psychedelic Conference 2013?
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What\'s New at the Psychedelic Conference 2013?

The most current psychedelic conference 2013 is happening now. Actually the dates are April 18 - 23rd. Which means today is the last day. The official name is Psychedelic Science 2013. One hundred researchers from thirteen countries will discuss the benefits and risks of LSD, MDMA, and Marijuana. More discussion will be made on lesser known substances psilocybin, ayahuasca, ibogaine, 2C-B, and ketamine, as well.

I am not making this up! Over the next three days there will be a psychedelic conference 2013 examining, discussing and developing new theories in neuroscience, post traumatic stress disorder, harm reduction and safety. So, this is a very serious event usually with MD's or PhD's conducting each workshop.

Now with that said, there will be some levity at this psychedelic conference, as well. Mind-bending psychedelic art on display; wild psychedelic musical pieces; holotropic breathwork sessions, and native shamans. So, it is not as stuffy as one might think.

PTSD and Effects of Psychotherapeutic Drugs

For decades psychedelics have been known for their psychotherapeutic uses.

One of the key features of the conference is discussing the successful studies on post traumatic stress disorder treatment using MDMA(methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine). The number of soldiers coming home from war with PTSD is more than you might imagine. The New England Journal of Medicine said close to 18% of returning Iraq combat veterans had it. Thats some 225,000 veterans. This was based on a 2004 study, so it could easily be higher now. Discussions on Benefits, risks and side effects on all psychoactive and psychotherapeutic drugs will take place.

Neuroscience of Psychedelics

This one will be hosted by David E. Nichols, PhD. he focused his research early on with the relationship between molecular structure and the action of substances that modify behavior in 1973. He was also a pioneer in the study of the medicinal chemistry of dopamine and its desired results with Parkinson's Disease.

Ayahuasca Workshop: Ethnobotany, Safety, & Expansion

Other workshops at the Psychedelic Conference 2013 explore new outlets for development of biomedical research and safety of ayahuasca (a hallucinogenic beverage prepared from the bark of a South American woody vine). Ritual use is started in the Brazilian ayahuasca churches in late childhood or early adolescence. The protective religious roles and the health-risk factors are also discussed.

Medical Marijuana Workshop

The history of medical marijuana is explored here. Including the medical marijuana movement in California from 1996 to the present. also, discussion on the differing effects of the THC and CBD (two active chemical compounds in pot). CBD (the lesser known cannabinoid) has the wider breadth of medical applications such as epilepsy, MS spasms, anxiety disorders,schizophrenia and nausea.

Of course this psychedelic conference 2013 would not be complete without an homage to Albert Hofmann and His LSD: An Eventful Life and a Significant Discovery. Thats a full three days worth!


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Thanks you're very kind Lewis. isn't this wild? who knew. but, yeah...i noticed those links failing yesterday - it was remote server of PS2013 site apparently - they seem to be working fine this morning, try again. Thanks!

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What a terrific and interesting article! You write like a professional. Check your links ... I was not able to link to your landing pages.

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Check links again they seem to be working fine this morning

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