Civil rights. Feminism. Gay rights. Environmentalism. Meditation. Yoga. Natural childbirth.
Much of the politics and culture of the 1960s has been absorbed into mainstream America.
Not psychedelic drugs — not yet, anyway.
That will soon change if David Bronner, the CEO of family-owned soap-maker Dr. Bronner’s, has his way.
“Psychedelic medicine is the last and arguably the most powerful gift of the counter-culture that hasn’t been integrated,” says Bronner, who has put millions of dollars of his company’s money behind drug policy reform.
Bronner, who is 47— he came of age in the 1990s, not the 1960s — is a pony-tailed vegan and an enthusiastic user of psychedelic drugs who says his life was transformed by a three-month sojourn in Amsterdam after college. Amidst growing evidence that psychedelic medicines can help alleviate an array of mental ailments, he’d like to see them become more widely available. He also believes that the wider use of psychedelics can help heal the world.
To that end, Bronner recently put $1 million of his family-owned company’s money behind a ground-breaking ballot initiative in Oregon….
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