Jaden Smith's Mom Introduced Family to Psychedelics, He Reveals

Jaden Smith recently spoke at the Psychedelic Science conference in Denver, where he praised the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics such as psilocybin and MDMA. According to Smith, his mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, was the first in the family to explore the use of psychedelics, and eventually, the rest of the family followed suit. Smith claims that psychedelics have helped him and his siblings in dealing with their frequent family conflicts by increasing their levels of love and empathy.

While the American Psychiatric Association has not yet endorsed psychedelic treatment, the Food and Drug Administration has designated both psilocybin and MDMA as "breakthrough therapies" for conditions like PTSD and depression. This designation is intended to speed up their review process for potential therapeutic use.

The Smith family has had its fair share of ups and downs, with Jada Pinkett Smith admitting to an "entanglement" outside her marriage to Will Smith, and the infamous Oscars slap incident bringing more drama into the household. Jaden Smith claims that psychedelics have helped him navigate these challenges.

Jaden Smith believes that psychedelics provide a way to "tear down" the ego and see beyond it. He described the experience as profound and beautiful. His mother, on the other hand, has been more practical in her public statements about psychedelics, stating that plant medicine helped her overcome debilitating depression and changed her life for the better. She hopes that African Americans can have safe access to these plant medicines.

The legality of psychedelics is still a topic of debate. Oregon became the first state to legalize psilocybin in 2020, while Colorado voted to decriminalize it in 2022. Republican-led states like Utah and Missouri are also considering studies on the drug, especially due to its potential benefits for veterans with PTSD.

Overall, Jaden Smith's personal account of the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics aligns with the ongoing research and growing interest in these substances for mental health treatment. However, it is important to note that the use of psychedelics should always be approached with caution and under the guidance of medical professionals.


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