Research opportunity: Magic mushrooms, cancer patients.

If you know anyone who’s battling cancer, Johns Hopkins would like to see if psilocybin will help:

We are seeking volunteers with a diagnosis of cancer to participate in a scientific study of states of consciousness brought about by psilocybin, and their impact on psychological distress and spirituality.

The study is conducted in a comfortable and supportive setting, Volunteers enrolled in the study will receive careful preparation and two sessions in which they will receive psilocybin. Structured and professional guidance will be provided during the session and afterwards to facilitate integration of the experiences.

After each session, questionnaires and interviews will be used to assess the effects of the psilocybin on consciousness, mood, and behavior.

This research is part of a long, ongoing look into the ways psychedelic drugs can help ease extreme stress and end-of-life issues.