Some psychiatrists think cannabis can be considered a psychedelic drug like shrooms — here’s why


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Marijuana isn’t typically thought of as a psychedelic — a drug
that produces hallucinations or an apparent expansion of
consciousness.

But according to Julie
Holland
, a psychiatrist with a private practice in New York,
some of cannabis’ effects are psychedelic in nature.

At a recent conference in London on the science of
psychedelics, Holland said that u
sing marijuana may be
linked with a phenomenon some
psychiatrists refer to as “dehabituation”
  — the process
of looking at something with fresh eyes.

“That can be very helpful in psychiatry,” she said.

Several forms of psychotherapy emphasize the idea
that troubling situations center around a problem of

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