Justin Cooke

Justin Cooke

Justin Cooke is the co-founder and creative director of Tripsitter.com — an evidence-based educational resource and media company dedicated to the exploration of mind-expanding substances, harm reduction, philosophy, and policy reform.

After graduating as an EMT in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Justin visited the Peruvian Amazon to learn more about ayahuasca and other local plant medicines. His encounters with Aya and San Pedro in the lush Amazon rainforest inspired him to dedicate his focus to the study of plant medicines — a pursuit that continues to this day. He earned a Master Herbalist Diploma in 2014 before moving to Australia to pursue a bachelor’s degree in herbal medicine from Torrens University.

Justin spends his time learning, writing, and talking about topics related to psychedelics, herbal medicine, pharmacology, drug policy reform, and philosophy.

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Arylcyclohexylamines are a class of hallucinogenic substances that produce feelings of dissociation & depersonalization. Learn about PCP, ketamine, & more.

Looking for something other than the obvious to light up? Click here to see a complete list of smokable herbs, including the expected effects of each option.

Clonazepam (Klonopin) is a long-acting benzodiazepine commonly used to treat panic disorders, seizures, and anxiety.

Psychedelic amphetamines make up the bulk of the “entactogen” class of drugs. Learn about MDMA, MDA, α-PVP, DOB, DOI, 2-FA, 4-FA, and over 50 other related compounds.

Benzodiazepines are a large class of psychoactive drugs used for their hypnotic & anxiolytic effects. There are over 2000 benzos (BZD & DBZD) in existence today.

The 2C psychedelic family boasts a long list of compounds, each with a distinct set of effects. Popular members of the group include 2C-B, 2C-C, 2C-D, 2C-E, & 2C-I.

LSD (AKA “Acid”) is just one of many members of the lysergamide family of psychedelics — a few of which possess even stronger psychedelic effects.

PCP (phencyclidine), also known as angel dust, is a powerful dissociative psychedelic with stimulant, euphoric, & deliriant effects.

Xenon is considered by experts to be “the perfect anesthetic.” Its powerful dissociative and euphoric effects kick in within seconds & fade away just as quickly.