In this episode I host William Leonard Pickard for a discussion of drug epidemics and how the recent re-popularization of psychedelics may manifest – for better or for worse – as corporate interests manufacture new analogs and as rates of use increase generally.
Leonard is a former drug policy researcher who studied at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, predicted that fentanyl could be the subject of a drug epidemic, served seventeen years of two life sentences for manufacture of LSD, and wrote The Rose of Paracelsus while incarcerated. He was released in July 2020, as reported by Psymposia.
(Note that I meant to say “1965” instead of “1995” at 11:13 minutes into the video. Oy.)