Shelby Hartman, CEO of DoubleBlind, shares her insights on integrity within the psychedelic industry, as it continues to become more mainstream. As Co-Founder of a media company that educates people on psychedelics, she discusses how things are changing as plant medicine begins the process of legalization, and why it is so important to honor the spirit of the plants and the indigenous cultures that carry them. On a personal note, she also tells about her experiences with psychedelics, and how they have shaped the person she is today.
Shelby Hartman is the co-founder and CEO of DoubleBlind, a media company and education platform at the forefront of the rapidly growing psychedelic movement. Also a reporter and editor specializing in psychedelics, cannabis, drug policy, and mental health, her work has appeared in VICE, Quartz, the Huffington Post, and Rolling Stone, among others. Hartman worked in broadcast news production for CBS News, covering presidential elections, protests, natural disasters, and other breaking news. Spurred by a passion for print and investigative reporting, she transitioned to magazine writing, working as an editor at Pasadena Magazine and receiving her Master’s Degree in long-form journalism from Columbia University in 2015. Since, Hartman has worked as a columnist at LA Weekly and an editor at Herb with extensive features on the cannabis industry, the psychedelic research boom, the popularization of ayahuasca, and post-traumatic stress disorder in the veteran community.
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