Inside Eyes Podcast: Ismail Ali and Jag Davies on Entheogens & Psychedelics – Legalization, Decriminalization, & Medicalization

Summary: Inside Eyes Podcast interviews Ismail Ali, J.D., of MAPS and drug policy expert Jag Davies about psychedelic medicine. In this episode, they explore answers around access to psychedelic therapy and the difference between medicalization, legalization, and decriminalization of psychedelics.

Originally appearing here.

People all over the United States are talking about access to entheogens and psychedelics, such as Ayahuasca, LSD, Psilocybin, & MDMA, as forms of medicinal healing. How people gain access to these (mostly) illegal medicines is the big question. Who currently has access to this type of healing and who will likely have it in the future? What is the difference between medicalization, legalization, and decriminalization? In episode 2 of the season, Laura interviews Ismail Ali of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and Jag Davies of the Drug Policy Alliance to find out the answers to these questions and more.

Special thanks to Joey Seward of Left Field Studios for additional audio engineering!