Category: History

Weed has become an important companion in many people’s lives, but what about its history? Read on to find out who discovered weed and its chemical compounds.

Although the “first person to discover shrooms” has been lost with time, the Western pioneers of psilocybin started the psychedelic revolution of the ‘60s. 

Who invented LSD, and how did one of the most potent psychoactive molecules we've ever seen spring into existence? Let's examine the story of LSD.

Vincent Rado — a self-proclaimed Drug Epistemologist — joins us to talk about how a salt tax 4 thousand years ago in ancient China created a domino of effects culminating in the modern war on drugs.

Could Santa really be an anthropomorphic mushroom from ancestral practices? It may sound far-fetched, but there are some compelling arguments to consider.

Mushroom symbolism predates recorded history by tens of thousands of years. Let’s tour humanity’s relationship with magic mushrooms from pre-history.

Discover the story of Quaaludes, a once popular disco drug that rose to fame in the 1970s and ultimately fell off the scene. Don’t sleep on this drug history.

Opponents of trans rights say transgender identities are a modern creation, but history doesn't support this. Within the grand scheme of gender history, the binary of “man” and “woman” is still a new idea.

The Stoned Ape Theory suggests that psychoactive plants played a key role in the evolution of human consciousness, intelligence, culture, and society.