Welcome to the first episode of the Plant Medicine Podcast with Dr. Lynn Marie Morski. This episode discusses the aims of the show – which are to demystify and destigmatize the use of plant and psychedelic medicines. Hemp-derived CBD is now legal in all 50 states, cannabis is legal for at least medical use in more than half of the states and in various countries around the world, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) were just decriminalized in two American cities and there are several ballot measures and groups aiming to increase that number, and MDMA and psilocybin have been given ‘breakthrough therapy' status by the FDA. But as a medical doctor, I know that we weren't taught anything about any of these substances in medical school. So when patients come to doctors for advice, those doctors are often unaware of the non-pharmaceutical options available to treat some of the toughest conditions, like chronic pain, addiction, PTSD, and depression. This show aims to educate both the medical establishment and interested patients on the scientific research into the powers of these medications to help with various conditions, as well as the safe use of these substances. NOTE: This show is not medical nor legal advice and should not be construed as such. It is also not suggesting you participate in any illegal activities. The show is for education purposes only.