July 12, 2022

Is cannabis a psychedelic?

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss whether or not cannabis is considered a psychedelic and how it might be used for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

(1:57) Is cannabis a psychedelic?
(2:53) Hallucinations, by Oliver Sacks
(7:23) Cannabis as a tool
(11:10) Potential risks of cannabis use
(14:18) The set and setting factors for a cannabis experience
(17:26) Is cannabis a “non-specific amplifier” like other psychedelics?
(23:45) Steve's first cannabis experience
(28:30) Approved psychiatric uses for cannabis in Utah
(30:22) Cannabis variants, THC concentration, and strains
(38:00) Cannabis dosing
(42:42) Cannabis-assisted psychotherapy
(46:28) The Plan Medicine Podcast
(48:02) Cannabis for the improvement of sexual function and health

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