This TEDx talk explores psychedelics in history, the current research and a possible future model of post prohibition regulation based of the model of public health. Mark Haden has worked in the field of addiction services for 28 years and is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia in the School of Public and Population Health. He is an instructor at the University of British Columbia and has published studies on drug control policy in several Canadian and International academic journals. He works closely with the Health Officers of British Columbia on position papers related to market regulation of illegal drugs and in 2013 was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work on drug policy reform. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
NOTE FROM TED: This talk, which was filmed at a TEDx event, contains assertions about psychedelics as a treatment for psychological trauma that have yet to be fully demonstrated in peer-reviewed research.