Sam is a combat veteran who served two tours of duty as a marine in Afghanistan in the Helmand province, the center of worldwide opium production.
He went to Peru for an ayahuasca dieta and Mexico for other medicines.
Sam talks about his personal healing journey and how he would like to see the medicines available and integrated in to society. He offers a vision for veteran healing using the National Park System.
Ryan is a combat veteran who served as a marine in Iraq and sustained injuries resulting in a purple heart. He was a key advocate who got PTSD added as a qualification to the medical cannabis program in Maine in 2013.
Ryan was part of the group of veterans that protested the VA’s policy on medical cannabis which was featured in the episode Stoned Vets on Weediquette on Viceland in 2016.
Ryan went to Mexico in December for bufo and dmt working with other veterans. He returned this January from a 21 dieta in Peru working with ayahuasca and mapacho (peruvian tobacco).
Bryan shares his experiences serving in the military as a Forward Observer and Blackhawk Helicopter Crew Chief in Iraq.
He tells his story of returning from combat with PTSD and using alcohol, opiates and pharmaceuticals to treat himself and finding a higher and deeper path with natural plant medicines (cannabis, mushrooms, dmt and 5-meo-dmt).
Bryan tells us how we can move forward to deliver full medical and spiritual freedom in Texas and the US.
Featuring Amy Rising, Ian Benouis, Jesse Gould and Matt Kahl
From being the target population of major clinical trials to working directly with legislators consulting on future policy, the veteran community holds an important role in the psychedelic movement. Join this breakout session of leading veteran psychedelic activists to discuss the fundamental role military veterans have played in changing perspectives around the therapeutic use of […]
Plant medicine and psychedelics have been shown to have many therapeutic benefits with very few side effects. They are currently being studied in everything from PTSD to depression to anxiety to addiction to healing past trauma. They are being used at end of life with terminal cancer patient, in smoking cessation programs, and even in eating […]
mdma, iboga, cannabis, beta carbolines, san pedro, mushrooms, dmt, 5-meo-dmt, ayahuasca
World Bufo Alvarius Conference 2019 PANEL: PTSD Solutions and Working with Veterans
Combat veterans discuss how 5-MeO-DMT has helped them process their service trauma to reintegrate back into society.
What are the unique experiences of veterans that can serve as mirrors for all of society through this medicine?
Ian Benouis, formerly a Blackhawk pilot in the War on Drugs, and currently a plant medicine activist, talks with an audience about his experiences of war and the pharmaceutical industry, and using natural psychedelics to heal trauma.
Former Blackhawk pilot Ian Benouis will share his experiences of war, the pharmaceutical industry, using natural medicine and psychedelics to heal trauma, and his advocacy for more sensible drug policy.