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What has the Alan Aldous team been up to lately? This is where we share our latest initiatives, accomplishments, and news from our clients.

How COVID-19 Sped Up Cannabis Reform In Canada:  A Consolidated History of the Past 4 Months

How COVID-19 Sped Up Cannabis Reform In Canada: A Consolidated History of the Past 4 Months

On March 11th 2020, the World Health Organization declared a global health pandemic as COVID-19 cases began to pop up in jurisdictions across the globe, including several in North America. On Monday March 16th, Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would be closing our borders with the US. The very next day Ontario Premier Doug Ford, decided to call into effect a sweeping province-wide lockdown in response to public concern over the surge in COVID-19 cases …

Canada Day Tripping & What Psychedelics the 5 of Us Are Taking Today

Canada Day Tripping & What Psychedelics the 5 of Us Are Taking Today

Happy Canada Day! As we emerge from the turtle shell of isolation, connection and socialization is exceptionally important and not always easy to do from 6+ feet away. Part of returning to “normalcy” requires a reframing what normal is and what we can do for ourselves to cope in a world that is, quite frankly, abnormal.  Canada Day means time outdoors, with friends, and food, and maybe a seat for the fireworks show. This year, it seems …

Thanks Netflix—”Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics” Is the Acid Flashback We Needed

Thanks Netflix—”Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics” Is the Acid Flashback We Needed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmQygtqDLHs Netflix's celebrity-packed documentary explores the wonders of the world's preeminent psychedelics substances. If you’ve ever wanted to listen to Natasha Lyonne, Anthony Bourdain, Ben Stiller, Nick Offerman, and Sarah Silverman discuss LSD, Netflix has a new offering for you. It’s called “Have A Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics,” and it captures moments like A$AP Rocky telling a story about the time acid made a rainbow shoot out from his penis. The documentary is available on Netflix as of …

Microdose Virtual Psychedelic Conference 2020, Day 1

Microdose Virtual Psychedelic Conference 2020, Day 1

One week ago, Alan Aldous was deep into a two-day virtual psychedelic conference that momentarily connected scientists, advocates, caregivers, psychonauts, and people that build and invest in businesses on the topic we all want to talk about—psychedelic substances and how they will play a bigger part of our post-pandemic reality. One attendee’s account of the conference captured a lot of the scope of the event in just one sentence, writing that the “growth of the emerging …

Where to celebrate Bicycle Day (and 420) online in 2020

Where to celebrate Bicycle Day (and 420) online in 2020

LSD found to be sensational on this day in 1943 Bicycle Day—April 19 marks a global celebration of psychedelic research and education in honour of the anniversary of Albert Hofmann's first intentional use of LSD. This year brings an opportunity for a genuinely global commemoration of Bicycle Day in digital space. To mark the occasion, several organizations and well-loved psychonauts will be hosting or taking part in online "happenings" instead of the in-person kind. It might …