As more people get interested in the potential benefits of psychedelics, many are asking questions about how to minimize risks while using these substances. Most well-known psychedelics, save for ketamine, remain illegal in the United States. (Ketamine is a Schedule III drug, meaning that it is legal when prescribed for medical use as an anesthetic.) Unless that changes, BCSP cannot and will not offer referrals or instructions for how to use them. That said, as part of a commitment to risk reduction, the Center has assembled a group of experts to answer frequently asked questions about psychedelics, including the potential risks involved in their use.
The BCSP does not recommend or encourage use of psychedelics, or offer instructions in the use of psychedelics. As part of a commitment to risk reduction, BCSP has assembled a group of experts to answer frequently asked questions about psychedelics, including physical and psychological safety considerations. However, these answers are being provided for informational purposes only.