Aaron Rodgers has become more forthcoming in the past year about his convictions and his interest in alternative therapies, such as psychedelic medications. With a variety of other celebrities, the new Jets quarterback is reportedly aiming to spread the word and demonstrate support for the usage of such substances.
At a symposium in Denver put on by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, a psychedelic advocacy group campaigning to decriminalise psychedelic mushrooms in Colorado, Rodgers, rapper Jaden Smith, and ex-Gov. of Texas, Rick Perry are scheduled to speak. In 2020, Oregon became the first state to create a legal framework for obtaining psilocybin, the hallucinogenic ingredient in these mushrooms.
Rodgers disclosed his usage of ayahuasca, a psychedelic beverage that contains the hallucinogen DMT, in August 2022. He said that the encounter taught him “how to love myself unconditionally.” The quarterback said on February 22 that he also underwent Panchakarma, a 12-day purging and healing procedure. Smith, the son of actor Will Smith, supports his unusual approach to medicine.
According to the Associated Press, Perry supports research into psychedelics for the possible advantages for soldiers suffering from PTSD, while the rapper openly discussed the “ego dissolution” he had while taking them. Research on the use of psychedelics in the treatment of alcoholism is of interest to other proponents.
The Psychedelics Science 2023 conference is the biggest psychedelics conference ever, according to the conference website. It began on Monday and will finish on Friday.