Letter From America

Marion McKeone: Turn on and tune in to America’s new psychedelic era

Illegal psychoactive substances are set to be given the green light to treat conditions like depression – just in time for a possible second Trump term

Harvested psilocybin mushrooms from their growing tubs in Denver, Colorado. Picture: Getty Images

This promises to be an era-defining year in US presidential politics and psychedelic medicine, and the two may not be entirely unrelated.

Super Tuesday has come and gone, taking with it the last vestiges of hope that America would be spared a Biden-Trump rematch that promises to be tedious and nerve-shredding in roughly equal measure.

It’s perplexing that the electorate has once again been the architect of an outcome that poll after poll suggested it ...