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Psychedelic Titans with Ben Friedmann of Nextage Therapeutics Ltd

The article Psychedelic Titans with Ben Friedmann of Nextage Therapeutics Ltd was originally published on Microdose.

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The article Psychedelic Titans with Ben Friedmann of Nextage Therapeutics Ltd was originally published on Microdose.

This week’s Psychedelic Titan is Ben Friedmann, Investor for Nextage Therapeutics Ltd. Nextage Therapeutics brings together the ingenuity of researchers and startups with the know-how of pharmaceutical organizations to create groundbreaking quality responsible products and solutions.

What’s this article series about? Psychedelic Titans is a get-to-know-you-style blog series interviewing some of the psychedelic industry’s most influential and impactful individuals.

When did you first become involved in the psychedelic industry and why?

My first sit with Aya took place over Christmas weekend ’16 while backpacking around Colombia. I was sad all the time (despite having achieved the kind of material success we are conditioned to chase after in America) and wanted to understand why. Pandora’s box was opened.

Do you, or have you taken, psychedelic substances?

My healing journey has taken me on a tour of 5-MEO (“Toad”), DMT (“Abuela”), Eboga/ine (“Father”), Ketamine (“Lady K”), LSD (“Lucy”), MDMA (“Adam”), Mushrooms (“Psilly”)…& copious amounts of Cannabis (also psychedelic).

Equally important as the sacred plants are the sacred mirrors I have been blessed to reflect off of along the way

Good Medicine + Good Set & Setting = Success.

What’s your favourite psychedelic compound?

Eboga(ine)!!! With some MDMA sprinkled in

Do your parents/family members know what you’re doing?

We have not spoken in a while. I love and miss them very much…

Have you had an experience with mental health/chronic pain?

I am a Survivor of acute suicidal ideations, C-PTSD, ECT (6x), epigenetic trauma (my Grandmother Judy Friedmann is a Survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau), relational trauma, major major depression, narcissitic personality disorder (“NPD”), panic disorder, the prison psych ward, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (“MSBP”), & sex & love addiction.

Plant medicine saved my life and I believe everyone could benefit from what the plants have to teach us.

What’s your vision of the industry in 20 years?

Only HaShem knows.

What are your biggest worries for the industry?

That the FDA and other corrupt/psychopathic/vampiric entities & persons will sabotage the movement.

Who are your heroes?

Judy Friedmann
Eli Flam
My Parents
Rick Doblin (Tzadik with a capital צ!)

If you could create a psychedelic to do anything you wanted, what would it do?

MDMA that can be sustainably microdosed daily.

 

We’d like to thank Ben for being a part of the Psychedelic Titans series. Stay tuned for more profiles on leaders in the psychedelic industry.

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