Trusting your instincts can often provide more clarity than any outside source. Dr. Michael Verbora felt this sensation after prescribing his first patient CBD. At the time, it was frowned upon, but Dr. Verbora knew it was the right thing to do. A check-up later, the clinical results validated his hypothesis, leading him towards a new path in his medical profession. Today, Dr. Verbora works exclusively on researching and advocating for cannabis and psychedelic-based medicine. In this episode of Field Tripping, he sits down with Ronan to discuss his journey to challenging the medicinal status quo, his thoughts on the current North American medical system, the results he’s seen from psychedelic usage, and how psychedelics can change medicine by normalizing an integrative approach.
Learn more about Dr. Michael Verbora here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mverbora
2.19 - How Michael started working in psychedelics.
3.44 - Michael’s initial thoughts and trials with cannabis and psychedelic research.
6.00 - Why Michael went to medical school in the first place.
7.40 - Michael expands on the culture of medicine and its incongruence with his values.
9.00 - Ronan discusses the similarities between his and Michael’s story.
10.03 - The risk of falling outside the norm in medicine.
12.48 - The challenges within the North American medical system.
13.32 - The “patient-centered” medical system.
15.16 - Why psychedelics are more effective for treating mental health disorders.
18.24 - What happens when you take psychedelic molecules.
20.37 - Michael’s take on the materialist vs. dualist debate.
25.02 - Michael’s experiences on psychedelics.
30.21 - Michael’s inward experience with ketamine.
33.35 - What can we do to advance the conversation about psychedelics in a medical context.
35.50 - What impact Michael has seen psychedelics have on today’s mental health challenge.
40.30 - How psychedelic medicine is going to change medicine by normalizing an integrative approach.