Joe Moore is the CEO & Co-Founder of Psychedelics Today - the largest and longest running podcast and media operation in psychedelics. In this episode, Joe and I discuss the hottest topics in psychedelics: Joe Rogan, the dark forces at work in the psychedelics industry, the problem with decriminalization and amongst many other things, we speculate on how fermentation could put the drug cartels out of business (cocaine kombucha anyone?). And of course, we touch on Psychedelics Today's new training program - Vital: https://www.vitalpsychedelictraining.com/
This is an episode you don't want to miss.
Joe earned a B.A. at Plymouth State University in Philosophy and has been studying psychedelics since 2001. After working for 20 years in software, Joe is dedicated to working towards improved drug policy and greater inclusion of psychedelics in culture. In 2016, Joe co-founded Psychedelics Today, a world-leading psychedelic education and media platform. The popular Psychedelics Today podcast has been downloaded over 2.4-million times, and the Psychedelics Today Psychedelic Education Center has enrolled over 9,000 students in psychedelic training e-learning courses.
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0:00 - intro and Joe’s background + meeting Stan Grof & Graham Hancock + Joe’s old podcast: Occult Sentinel
6:30 - we talk about Joe Rogan
8:00 - the drug war / DEA and how it impacts drug development
12:00 - the dark forces and shady actors playing in the psychedelics industry
18:00 - Vital: the Psychedelics Today psychedelic guide training program
25:30 - psychedelic pharma vs recreational & decrim + more on the drug war
31:00 - Joe’s take on Decriminalize Nature, or as he would call it: Decriminalize Some Nature
36:00 - could genetically engineered yeast and biofermentation defund cartels and end the drug war?
39:00 - the bipartisan support behind psychedelic policy reform + could Texas be the center of the psychedelic revolution?
41:30 - Joe’s views on the ethical challenges of psychedelic capitalism
48:00 - What’s going on in Oregon with Measure 109?
50:00 - are Psychedelic Assisted Experiences the next wave of the industry?
51:00 - How has decrim impacted Denver?
55:00 - Joe’s cautious take on the outlook for psychedelic businesses + competition from decrim and religious groups (Psychedelic Episcopalians?)