New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to make waves off the football field as he takes on the role of guest speaker at the highly anticipated “Psychedelic Science” conference in Denver.
According to a report by Fox16News, Rodgers will be joined by rapper Jaden Smith and former Texas Governor Rick Perry, as they share their perspectives and insights at the event organized by a psychedelic advocacy group.
Aaron Rodgers, known for his athletic prowess and on-field success, has recently been making headlines for his interest in nonconventional medicine, including the use of psychedelic drugs.
With his appearance at the conference, Rodgers aims to spread awareness and support for the use of these substances, joining forces with a diverse group of prominent personalities.
The conference, organized by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), focuses on advancing the field of psychedelic research and promoting the decriminalization of psychedelic mushrooms in Colorado.
Notably, the state of Oregon made significant strides in 2020 by establishing a regulatory framework for the controlled therapeutic use of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in these mushrooms.
Aaron Rodgers’ own experiences with psychedelic substances have played a role in shaping his perspective. In August 2022, he opened up about his use of ayahuasca, a potent psychoactive tea that contains the hallucinogenic drug DMT. Rodgers described the experience as transformative, helping him to “see how to unconditionally love” himself.
In addition to ayahuasca, he also revealed his involvement in Panchakarma, a 12-day cleansing and healing method, in February 2022. These unconventional approaches to medicine have garnered support from Jaden Smith, the son of actor Will Smith, who has also publicly discussed the ego-dissolving effects of psychedelics.
According to the conference’s official website, Psychedelic Science 2023 is set to be the largest gathering of its kind in history.
Spanning multiple days, the conference offers a platform for researchers, professionals, and enthusiasts from various disciplines to come together and discuss the latest advancements in the field of psychedelic science.
Attendees can expect a wide range of topics, including mental health, addiction treatment, spirituality, and consciousness exploration, to be covered by experts in the field.
As the conference unfolds throughout the week, Aaron Rodgers, Jaden Smith, and Rick Perry will take the stage to share their perspectives and contribute to the ongoing dialogue surrounding psychedelic research and decriminalization.
With their influential voices and varied backgrounds, these speakers aim to shape the future of psychedelic science and its potential for improving human well-being.