magic mushrooms

This Week in Science

Having Frequent, Terrifying Dreams Could Mean You Have Nightmare Disorder

This week in science: A lot of people don't feel much when they take CBD, the effects of microdosing, and what goes on in the brains of people with nightmare disorder.
Shayla Love
3.4.19
psychedelics

Taking Ketamine Can Feel a Lot Like a Near-Death Experience

"It can generate a sense of detachment from the body and the self and, at higher doses, a full-blown dissociative experience."
Shayla Love
2.18.19
dude whoa

Psychedelic Drugs Really Do Lead to a Higher State of Consciousness

Study participants bravely took LSD and ketamine in the name of science.
Susan Rinkunas
2.7.19
The High Life

Shrooms Are the Safest Drug You Can Take

Magic mushrooms are safer, even, than smoking weed.
Susan Rinkunas
2.3.19
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

The Psychedelic Resistance

We live our lives increasingly locked into screen time, distanced from nature and each other by modern capitalism and divisive politics. It’s no surprise that illegal use of psychedelics is on the rise.
Mike Power
12.5.18
The Burnout and Escapism Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's December Issue

Our magic mushroom cover star was inspired by LSD tab art and printed on custom blotter paper. Here's how it came together.
VICE Staff
12.5.18
Drugs

People Told Us the Wildest Things They've Seen While Tripping

"I was floating in the sea… a sea made out of dogs, dogs eating dolphins, dolphins eating dogs eating dolphins eating dogs."
Nilu Zia
7.11.18
tech

Hectic Shroom Trips Are Now Available in Virtual Reality

A new VR program using code from Google Deep Dream will take you to the shores of oblivion.
Julian Morgans
11.27.17
Drugs

People Tell Us About Their Worst Mushroom Trips

“I was in the afterlife and more than that, I was in hell.”
Manisha Krishnan
9.16.17
Drugs

The Psychedelic Revolution Is Being Led by a 79-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

George Sarlo is throwing cash at research into how drugs like magic mushrooms can help people overcome trauma like his own.
Maia Szalavitz
6.25.17
High Wire

Shrooms Could Make Cancer Patients Less Terrified of Death

Psilocybin can help cancer patients cope with depression and anxiety, according to two new US studies. But will President Trump fund research in what could be a revolutionary development in psychiatry?
Maia Szalavitz
12.1.16