Hi, I'm Olivia Goldhill, a Quartz science journalist reporting on how psychedelics could soon be legalized, and what benefits and problems that presents. Ask me anything!
I'm a reporter for Quartz with a focus on psychedelics, psychology, and mental health. I've been reporting on the "psychedelic renaissance"—the growing scientific interest in the health benefits of drugs such as magic mushrooms and MDMA—for more than three years, and momentum is steadily increasing. Just last week, a multi-million dollar donation was announced to fund the largest psychedelic research center in the world. My coverage includes an investigation into a company trying to create a magic mushroom monopoly and unveiling the $7,000 per gram cost of psychedelics for researchers. I've also reported on the various routes to decriminalization, such as Denver's ballot, and whether Canada has a constitutional right to magic mushrooms. I’ve been at Quartz for fours years and previously I worked at The Daily Telegraph in the UK. AMA!