While the world waited breathlessly this fall for anything resembling definitive results from the Nov. 3 presidential election, one early winner seemed clear: drugs. New Jersey, Arizona, Montana, and South Dakota all voted to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults. Even more remarkable: Washington, D.C., decriminalized psychedelic drugs, while Oregon legalized psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, marking a historic statewide initiative.
Indeed, the landscape around psychedelics — which include psilocybin (the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms”) and LSD, as well as farther-out compounds like 2-CB or DMT — is changing.
And since 2016, the researcher and documentarian Hamilton Morris, the son of Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris, has tracked those changes. His award-winning documentary series Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, has just begun its third season on VICE TV, where it airs Mondays at 10 p.m. It’s also available on VICETV.com and through the VICE TV app. Hamilton Morris is also an associate producer on his father’s recent TV documentary movie, My Psychedelic Love Story.