The Meaning of Life Podcast #10: The Role of Psychedelics in Society

In this week’s episode of The Daily Banter’s Meaning of Life Podcast, Ben and Vazken discuss the role of psychedelics in western society. Current scientific research has shown the enormous therapeutic benefits psychedelics can have on illnesses like depression, anxiety and PTSD.  If this is the case why are they illegal in the United States and other Western countries? With current pressure to legalize them, do they have a meaningful future in our society, and what impact would they have? 

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Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.