News & Opinion | September 23, 2020 12:13 pm

Celebrity “Psychedelic Concierge” Pushing for Legislation Supporting Therapeutic Use of Psychedelics

Mike Zapolin thinks we need to "go inside our own minds" to heal

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Drugs, but make it therapy.
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The future of psychedelic therapy could be in the hands of a man named Zappy.

Recently profiled at Page Six, Mike “Zappy” Zapolin is among a growing community of “thought leaders” pushing for legislation supporting therapeutic use of psychedelic compounds including LSD, psilocybin, ketamine and DMT.

As a “psychedelic concierge to the stars,” Zapolin has worked with high-profile clients like Lamar Odom, who has claimed therapeutic use of psychedelics helped him recover from addiction and mental illness following his near-fatal 2015 overdose.

“I tried it and it started to work immediately,” Odom told Dr. Oz of ketamine treatments during a podcast appearance last year. “The first time I did it, it was like I went to heaven, I just felt all this, oh wow, love and emotion.”

“We brought him down and he had an incredible experience,” Zapolin told Page Six of working with Odom.

Zapolin is currently working to reform legislation surrounding therapeutic use of psychedelics in the United States through an organization called “The Mind Army.” The organization is behind a Change.org petition calling for an executive order from the White House “making mind-expanding compounds, such as psilocybin, ayahuasca, iboga, peyote, and LSD, legal.”

“Nobody should be able to say in 2020, ‘Hey, alcohol’s good, tobacco’s good but psilocybin mushrooms are bad, they’re off the table for you to help heal yourself,’” Zapolin told Page Six. “We have to be allowed to go inside our own minds for answers and healing, by any means necessary.”

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