Learn about the emerging science of healing with cannabis and psychedelics

Welcome! I’m Cheryl Pellerin, a science writer who’s spent 30-ish years writing for print, broadcast and the web, and I have a bachelor of science degree in science journalism from the University of Maryland-College Park, 1987. This is my website, which is mostly about the emerging science of medical cannabis and psychedelic medicine. It’s also a platform for my 1998 book, TRIPS: How Hallucinogens Work in Your Brain, and my second book, How Cannabis Heals (through the ancient biological system that balances health & disease), which is in progress. More about me.

Cannabis can treat an impossibly broad range of illnesses, from cancer and Alzheimer’s to acne — so why is it mostly against the law?

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