CRYPTOPSYCHEDELIC: The Intersections of Psychedelic Science and Blockchain Technology
How are psychedelic medicines revolutionizing mental health care? How are cryptocurrency, blockchain, and decentralization changing money and more? And where do these worlds intersect?
Join us in this presentation as we explore how these communities can work together to ensure a brighter future and achieve common goals. What are the new possibilities in research, innovation, and community building? What are the potential benefits and risks associated with each technology, and what is the role of intention and context (i.e., set and setting)? How can cryptocurrency help fundraising to end harms of the drug war and advance psychedelic therapy? How can blockchain be used to support safe, ethical treatment, accountability, and responsibility? What is the appropriate role of government regulation in crypto and drugs?
How do these two powerful technologies and their respective communities mirror one another? We'll dive into issues of diversity and inclusion with respect to leadership and access to the benefits and explore what a decentralized post-prohibition world looks like.
Mike Margolies (Bio)
Mike is an event/media producer and connector in psychedelic science, drug policy reform, harm reduction, and blockchain. Mike is Co-founder of CryptoPsychedelic, Psymposia Magazine, and the Baltimore Psychedelic Society. He actively builds psychedelic community by bridging people and organizations including MAPS, DPA, SSDP, DanceSafe, and Psychedelic Societies around the world.
Mike has produced and participated in international conferences, festivals, and events from Burning Man to Prague to Tulum, Mexico.
Mareesa Stertz (Bio)
Maressa is an LA-based filmmaker, host of the Merry Jane Series, ‘The Healing Powers’, and KRI certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher who's spent most of her life trying to unravel the mysteries of emotional trauma and how to better live in relationship to self and others. She is passionate about informing the world about the benefits of psychedelics and helping people gain access to healing.
Her mission is to see an end to the War on Drugs and re-shape the public's understanding of the important role psychedelics play in improving lives. Her works have been featured on Viceland, Participant, 60secdoc, Merry Jane, and featured in festivals worldwide.