#18 Medicine for the Soul | Amanda Fielding

March 23, 2021
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2.50 - Amanda’s first interaction with psychedelics. 
4.27 - Amanda’s discusses her initial experiences with LSD and her thoughts on its healing powers.
6.28 - Amanda reveals that she lived on LSD everyday to psychoanalyze herself and walks Ronan through her observations. 
9.30 - Amanda talks about her upbringing and family’s reaction to her use of psychedelics. 
10.52 - Amanda discusses what being a part of the first psychedelic movement in the 60s was like. 
12.15 - The movement’s focus on psychedelic integration, Amanda’s use of art to express psychedelic benefits. 
14.22 -  Amanda’s perspective on the war on drugs and its effect on her research. 
16.30 - How Amanda feels about the psychedelic renaissance we are experiencing today. 
19.21 - Ronan and Amanda discuss today’s relationship between science and spirituality. 
23.31 - Ronan’s reflection.
25.05 - What psychedelics actually do and the mechanisms that underlie them.
28.39 - Amanda’s experience with trepanation. 
31.48 - Why psychedelics should be available to everyone, not just for specific conditions. 
33.22 - Ronan and Amanda discuss our relationship with governments and regulation.
35.00 - Amanda talks about psychedelics and the mental health crisis.  
38.36 - How Amanda feels about the uprising of the psychedelic industry. 
43.44 - Ronan’s key takeaways.

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About Ronan

An entrepreneur and a visionary, Ronan is one the founders of Field Trip – with a mission to bring the world to life through psychedelics and psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy. Concurrent with his work at Field Trip, he is a partner at Grassfed Ventures, a venture capital and advisory firm focused on the cannabis and biotech industries and is Chief Strategy Officer and Member of the Board of Directors for Trait Biosciences Inc., a leading biotech company in the hemp and cannabis industries. Prior to his current roles, Ronan co-founded Canadian Cannabis Clinics and CanvasRx Inc., the latter of which was acquired by Aurora Cannabis Inc. (NYSE: ACB) in 2016, after which he served as Senior Vice President, Business and Corporate Affairs for Aurora. A lawyer by training, Ronan started his career as a corporate lawyer at Blake, Cassels Graydon LLP and Legal Counsel at CTVglobemedia Inc. (now Bell Media Inc.) He holds a Juris Doctor and a Bachelor of Commerce degree, both from the University of Toronto.