Wonderland Psychedelic Conference Proves The Shroom Boom Is Here To Stay

The “largest in-person conference the psychedelic medicine industry has ever seen” has officially wrapped. Presented by Microdose, a guide to the business of psychedelics, Wonderland featured panels, fireside chats, workshops, after-parties, and private dinners that brought together some of the brightest minds and deepest pockets in the psychedelics industry.

Held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Miami, Florida, attendees were privy to insights from Indigenous speakers, such as K’uychi Florez; Founder and Executive Director of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), Rick Doblin; world-leading depression researcher and CEO of Braxia Scientific Corp., Dr. Roger McIntyre; and sports icons like Mike Tyson, Dan Carcillo, and Anna Symonds. 

Some of the top companies used the concentration of press and public interest to make big announcements.

Mind Cure Health Inc. (CNSX: MCUR) (OTCMKTS: MCURF) and Awakn Life Sciences Corp. (NEO: AWKN) (OTCMKTS: AWKNF) announced plans to collaborate, in which MINDCURE will distribute Awakn’s ketamine protocol for alcohol use disorder throughout clinics in the U.S. and Canada, via its digital platform, iSTRYM.Cybin Inc. (NEO: CYBN) (OTCMKTS: CLXPF), the first and only psychedelic company with a NYSE listing, provided a research update pertaining to its proprietary drug, CYB003.

Speaking with TDR host, Nicolle Hodges, co-founder of Microdose, Patrick Moher, shared why he considers Wonderland a success.

“The thing that I point out often is that there is a lot less ego in this industry. There still can be, but because psychedelics help you do the work, it seems like people are trying to work together because we have serious problems to solve.”

Moher shared that while MAPS is a 32-year-old organization, he is 29-years-old and “standing on the shoulders of giants.” He emphasized that Microdose put a lot of consideration into how to diversify the speaker lineup and attract the right people to the conference. “It doesn’t have to be ‘suits versus roots’,” he says.

What is one thing that he might do differently next year?

“We’re going to start the conference later because people like to party.”

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