This is exciting and intriguing! New research reports that cannabis appears to increase the effects of psychedelic trips relating to mystical-type experiences, ego-dissolution and visual alterations.

But the relationship is said to be very dependent on how much cannabis is consumed.

British researchers surveyed 321 people online who reported their psychedelic experiences and whether they used cannabis at the same time and if so, how much.
What the research team discovered was that the intensity of psychedelics such as psilocybin and LSD was increased when cannabis was included. However, there were fine distinctions around how much cannabis was consumed and whether the experiences were “challenging.”
When measuring for feelings of fear and grief, people who consumed lower doses of cannabis with the psychedelic substances reported fewer challenging experiences than compared to people who didn’t include cannabis. At the same time, the research revealed that those who took high doses of cannabis had more challenges.

Let’s review: taking a little cannabis with a psychedelic made for an easier experience than taking no cannabis at all. Yet those taking higher doses of cannabis with a psychedelic had more challenges. It’s clear that it’s pivotal for a person to find their “sweet spot.”

I provide a clinician controlled environment for real-world application of this work

A nod to the work we’re doing in Emotional Liberation 

Why am I excited? This research is a predictable alignment with my emotional and trauma release method that we employ in my course work – as it relates to psilocybin microdosing (tiny amounts) and the judicious use of cannabis, both optional tools in my 8-week masterclass courses.
The “term” microdosing here is important because this means the dosage is imperceptible without any “high” or hallucinogenic effects. Yet when we embrace psilocybin microdosing in my Emotional Liberation program, which includes Eastern wisdom teachings and active “neuro-workout” practices, participants report heightened effects that amplify the processing and releasing of difficult emotions. Add to this low doses of cannabis – or even just CBD – and it’s often reported that the effects are further amplified.
While hardly a formal clinical setting, in my masterclass courses, I do my best to provide a clinician controlled environment for real-world application of this work. The psilocybin microdosing addition is based on recent rigorous clinical trials demonstrating psilocybin’s potential as treatment for unmet needs in mental health.
It is my thinking that since the safety profile of psilocybin is strong, as is with cannabis, the downsides are de minimis (lacking significance or importance) and are essential to explore given the epidemic of anxiety and depression ravaging people.

An invitation

If this is intriguing to you – I invite you to learn more by joining me this Saturday afternoon to experience working with your emotions to access higher states of consciousness for deep emotional healing. You can do this without cannabis and/or microdosing. In fact, first-timers often first experience these neuro-workouts without any substances in order to find their baseline and then, if you wish, to add the substances to see the difference in processing and releasing! You can RSVP here for free.
With Love,
Becca
P.S. You can read the full published study here: Psychedelic experience dose-dependently modulated by cannabis