VANCOUVER – World Psychedelics Day (WPD), is an annual event dedicated to building awareness of, and respect for, the therapeutic and life-enhancing potential of psychedelics. Taking place Sunday, June 20th, 6·20, WPD honours the breakthroughs in scientific research and Indigenous psychoactive plant medicines which gave rise to the “Psychedelic Renaissance”.
“World Psychedelics Day offers people the opportunity to seek out truthful information about psychedelics, to discover those who are knowledgeable, qualified by deep research, or their own experience, who can share useful insights,” says Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Andrew Weil University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and Spokesperson for World Psychedelics Day.
This year’s virtual event, produced by the International Psychedelics Awareness Foundation, showcases a line up of thought leaders from across the psychedelic spectrum, with Amanda Feilding, Dr. Andrew Weil, Wade Davis, Rick Doblin, Dr. Gabor Maté, Paul Stamets, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Rabbi Zac Kamanetz, Dr. Matthew Johnson, Dr. Rosalind Watts, Dr. Dennis McKenna, Dr. Ketan Patel, Zoe Helene, Nan Shuni Giron, and Sandor Iron Rope, among the 40+ experts on 15 panels, joining us from prestigious research centers at Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, UCLA, and Imperial College (just to name a few), all speaking on their specialist subject matters to mark the occasion.
KATA – Ketamine Assisted Therapy Association is the presenting sponsor for this event.
“The Ketamine Assisted Therapy Association (KATA) of Canada is excited to support the first World Psychedelics Day! This unique event is bringing together some of the brightest minds in psychedelics to promote the highest standards around ethics, access, and quality of care. Rooted in values of community, inclusivity, transparency, accountability, and integrity, KATA Canada is a champion of the public interest in this rapidly growing field.” ~ Ketamine Assisted Therapy Association of Canada.
In addition to a full day of engaging conversations on fascinating topics, World Psychedelics Day will host public art projects, and present relevant documentaries.
World Psychedelics Day 6·20, 2021 plants the seeds for an annual, global day of discussion and recognition to build awareness of, and respect for, the therapeutic and life-enhancing potential of synthetic psychedelics and traditional psychoactive plant medicines.
They envision a time when synthetic and naturally occurring psychedelic medicines are better understood, made safely and legally available, and are appreciated for all their beneficial, wondrous, and sacred uses.
World Psychedelics Day 6·20, 2021 is a project of the International Psychedelics Awareness Foundation, a Canadian non-profit organization of artists, journalists, university students, parents, and businesspeople.