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Fountain Theatre movie, panel discussion focus on psychedelic medicine


A new Las Cruces nonprofit, Sol Tryp, is sponsoring a movie showing and panel discussion “to help raise awareness about psychedelic medicine,” said board member LeeAnn Meadows.

“Dosed: A trip of a Lifetime” will be shown at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.) Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Fountain Theater, 2469 Calle de Guadalupe, in Mesilla.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets, visit Sol Tryp on Facebook.

The movie will be followed by a panel discussion about psychedelic medicine in healthcare and decriminalization of plant medicine with the indigenous perspective, Meadows said. It will include healthcare providers and founders of Sol Tryp, Deborah Thorne, DMSc (doctor of medical science); Hector Lerma, MD; and University of New Mexico law student Colman McCanna.

All three are members of the New Mexico Psychedelic Science Society and Decriminalize Psychedelics New Mexico, Meadows said. Other panelists are Tony Grenko, a Las Cruces licensed clinical social worker in private practice, and Alan Olacio Tatewari, “who is deeply connected with indigenous elders in México using hikuri (peyote) and assists in their ceremonies,” Meadows said.

Sol Tryp, Inc.’s mission is “to provide safe and medically sound healing experiences to individuals and groups by way of specialized funding, research, education and reciprocity,” according to its website.

About the movie:

“When Laurie Brooks, a 53-year-old mother of four, develops terminal cancer and is given six-12 months to live, she is riddled with anxiety. The biggest question that looms over her is, ‘Will her family be ok after she is gone?’ Raised as an evangelical Christian and a graduate of seminary school, Brooks has never done drugs in her life. She is one of the first four people the Canadian government grants permission to use psilocybin, known commonly as magic mushrooms. As part of a supervised therapy, she sets intentions and goes on a journey. Alternating between her fears and wonder, she emerges a changed person and is open to trying cannabis oil as part of her cancer treatment. Brooks admits, ‘If someone would have told me I’d become an advocate for magic mushrooms, I’d have told them they were nuts. That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. And yet here I am.’ Sweeping views of the beautiful British Colombia forest punctuate this film. Dosed also features Gabor Maté and Paul Stamets, Laurie Brooks husband, Glenn Brooks, her three children, her therapist and nurse that led her on her psychedelic journeys.”

For more information, contact Sol Tryp at 575-570-1438 and info@soltryp.org. Visit www.soltryp.org.