Meet David Wood, David has been on a mission to broaden regulated access to psychedelics. He is the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel at Psygen, a Canadian company manufacturing pharmaceutical-grade psychedelics for clinicians and researchers. David also runs R-Group Legal where he provides legal support for a small number of operators in the cannabis industry and the psychedelic space.
We talk about substance regulation in Canada versus the US. We cover the special access program available for end-of-life distress for psilocybin in Canada. We cover the war on drugs and bring it all back to leadership with a bit of perspective on the mycelium network, and a touch of Steve Jobs, Smashing Pumpkins and Pink Floyd.
🧠 Memorable Quotes 🧠
“The war on drugs lumped a bunch of substances together that have very little to do with each other, other than the fact they are all prohibited, and they all put you off baseline with very different ways and consequences.”
“Psychedelics are a substance that are very disruptive to mental healthcare and to the pharmaceutical industry that supplies drugs for mental healthcare.”
“Psychedelics are pharmacologically and therapeutically relevant but there is also something so connected to what makes us humans human that cannot be overlooked.”
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