AHPA’s 40th anniversary celebrations continue with our showcase of the thirteenth of many beloved herbs at the heart of our robust industry and vibrant community.
No. 13: Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybe cubensis)
Consumed and revered by humans for thousands of years, this magical fungi species is finally getting the mainstream recognition it deserves – as a leading candidate in a mental healthcare revolution.
Psilocybe cubensis is a species of psychedelic mushroom whose primary active compounds are psilocybin and psilocin. Though decades of prohibition halted the study of psychedelics, recent studies are determining their safety and efficacy in the treatment of a range of mental health indications.
The first-ever natural psychedelic drug candidates, including both standardized psilocin and psilocybin sourced from Psilocybe cubensis, have been developed by Filament Health, an exclusively natural psychedelic drug discovery company.
Learn more about Filament Health and keep up to speed on the development of the world's first botanical psychedelic drug candidates.
Share the Love
Do you want to celebrate an herb you love with AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love campaign for AHPA’s 40th anniversary? Contact Amber Bennett to learn more about sponsoring your favorite herb!
More Ways to Celebrate
In addition to AHPA’s 40 Herbs We Love, there are more fun and exciting ways to get involved with AHPA’s 40th anniversary celebration.
- Share your photos from the 80s! Pay homage to the 1980s (the decade AHPA was founded) by submitting photos of yourself and/or friends and colleagues in the herbal industry. The photos will be shared in the AHPA Report and on social media for members and followers to guess who is in the photo!
- Author a 40th anniversary letter or guest article for the AHPA Report! Share a favorite memory or lesson learned, comment on a historical or present issue, or address AHPA members and friends of the herbal and natural products industry with your own 40th anniversary message in the monthly AHPA Report.
- Join us for the 40th anniversary Founders Series fireside chats! Gather (virtually) with fellow AHPA founders and friends for a pre-recorded fireside chat to discuss topics celebrating AHPA history, achievements, and what sets us apart in the herbal community. Videos will be available to watch on-demand and shared in AHPA Updates, the AHPA Report, and on social media.
Click here to download more information on all the ways you can join us to celebrate 40 years of AHPA, and contact Melissa Do with any questions and to get started.