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JLS Fund: Investments at the Intersection of Psychedelics & Technology

JLS was formed to invest in the exciting intersection of science, technology and neurology, leveraging the enormous potential of plant-based and psychedelic medicines to heal illness and enhance wellness. We focus on the development of drugs for intractable mental and physical conditions and the enabling technology and tools that can accelerate and enhance the delivery of those therapies.

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Investments & Advisories

Investments

Enthea

Mental health company dedicated to providing access to safe and affordable psychedelic-assisted therapy, beginning with ketamine therapy.

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Parow

Fully integrated, pre-clinical stage biotechnology company developing therapeutics for the accessible treatment of psychiatric diseases

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Firefly VR

Immersive virtual environments that improve the treatment of mental health

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LIEf Therapeutics

An intelligent, clinically accurate HRV wearable device for mental health

Mindmed

MindMed discovers and develops psychedelics inspired medicines

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Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh is developing the next generation of central nervous system drugs derived from psychedelics

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Diamond therapEutics

Diamond Therapeutics develops psilocybin based medicines while mitigating side effects

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Myco systemics

Myco Systemics' mission is to provide systemic scalable myco-cultivation infrastructure to enable producers to meet the demands of the exploding global mushroom market

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Tactogen

Tactogen is a public benefit cooperation whose goal is to make transformative medicines safer, more effective, and more accessible

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MINDLEAP HEALTH

Mindleap's integration coaches help you to understand and embody the most important parts of your Psychedelic trip, allowing you to create lasting personal transformation.

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atai life sciences

ATAI is committed to developing more effective and potentially disease-modifying mental health treatments by researching both psychedelic and non-psychedelic compounds.

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Universal Ibogaine's mission is to bring proven Ibogaine based clinical treatment protocol to the world and help solve the international opioid crisis

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GoodCap

GoodCap is developing effective mushroom-based treatments that open new pathways to a healthier future.

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GWELLA

Gwella's focus is on developing transformative consumer brands, products and technologies aimed at elevating people's health and wellbeing.

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LUCID NEWS

Lucid News provides informed, honest and transparent journalism that covers the growing integration of psychedelics into society and their broad implications for human wellness.

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A digital media company covering psychedelics and all they intersect with, from healthcare disparities to the climate crisis

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A life sciences company whose mission is to treat traumatic brain injury and other mental health ailments using psilocybin and other natural therapies.

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MAYA HEALTH

Psychedelic Therapy Software & Management.

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AWAKN LIFE SCIENCES

Awakn Life Sciences is a biotechnology company with clinical operations researching, developing, and delivering psychedelic new chemical entity drugs and therapies to treat Addiction.

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TRIPP

TRIPP is an award-winning breakthrough wellness platform.

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Psilera Bioscience

Psilera is reimagining psychoactive natural products as building blocks for the next generation of neurological therapeutics.

Meet the team

Lindsay Hoover
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LINDSAY HOOVER
Managing partner
jefferey siegel
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JEFFREY SIEGEL
Partner & Investor Relations
simeon schanpper
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SIMEON SCHNAPPER
Managing partner
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Michael Gruber
Managing Partner
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WALTER GREENLEAF
Advisor
David Hirsch
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David Hirsch
Advisor
Ethan Nadelmann
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Ethan Nadelmann
Advisor
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Leonard Pickard
Advisor
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Nick Gillespie
Advisor
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Andrew TataRsky
Advisor

Upcoming Events

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics

May 8-11, 2024 - New York City, New York

JLS will be attending the longest-running (16th annual) psychedelic community event in the world.
Join JLS at the New York Academy of Medicine this spring to explore the many dimension of psychedelics, including science, medicine, policy, business, culture, and spirituality.

Here is the registration link which upon completion is a 15% discount : https://r1.events-registration.com/HorizonsNY2024/?source=JLS24&att=6


The Summit of Breakthrough Therapies for Addiction

May 15-16, 2024 - Miami, Florida

JLS will be attending Momentum Communities Public Benefit Corporation (Momentum PBC)'s upcoming event, "The Summit of Breakthrough Therapies for Addiction." This conference is hosted by Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, the largest independent non-profit hospital in South Florida. According to Momentum PBC, "The conference serves as a gathering point for scientists, clinicians, medical experts, policy advocates, and individuals who have firsthand experience in overcoming addiction through these treatments. Together, they inspire hope in advancing an evidence-based approach toward innovative substance use disorder treatments."

Panels include "Investment Landscape for Breakthrough Therapies for Addiction," which will be held on May 16th at 3:15 pm.

More information here: https://momentumevents.com/BTA/

The 4th Annual Psychedelic Therapeutic and Drug Development Conference

May 23-24, 2024 - Boston, Massachusetts

Simeon will be presenting at this annual gathering of the world’s leading psychedelics researchers and leaders in academia, industry, the non-profit sector and government. Speakers and panels will  discuss the challenges and opportunities facing those engaged in the research and development of psychedelics for various health conditions with considerable unmet need, with a special focus on progress being made towards regulatory approval of a variety of psychedelics with the potential to treat various conditions

More information here: https://psychedelics-conference.com/

Psychedelic Medicine Israel

July 28-31, 2024 - Tel Aviv

Programming note: This event was originally scheduled for December 10-13, 2023, but has been delayed in light of recent events. Registrations will be automatically rolled over to the new conference dates. Kindly reconfirm your attendance to the Secretariat.

Simeon Schnapper will be speaking at Israel's interdisciplinary international forum for exchanging ideas, unveiling innovations and training in the basics of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. Simeon will be featured in the Salon, "Making the Magic: In Search of Production Innovation to Meet the Challenges of the Psychedelics Supply Chain."

More information here: https://www.psychmedisrael.com/

Press

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Lucid News

Lindsay Hoover was interviewed for this article: "LSD, Ecstasy Lure Traders Betting on ‘Psychedelic Renaissance’"

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Lucid News

Lindsay Hoover was interviewed for this article on MAPS PBC's milestone drug application filing with the FTC.

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Khaner Global

Simeon Schnapper was interviewed by Jen Coleman, CEO of Elevated Experiences, in advance of of his speaking appearance at Khaner Global's Cannabis and Psychedelics Investment conference later this month

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Double Blind

Simeon Schnapper was interviewed for this article on the challenges facing the rapidly expanding psychedelics industry

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Benzinga

Simeon Schnapper is among the major psychedelics VC & EFT directors who shared valuable insights at the Psychedelics Capital Conference (PCC)

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Business Insider

JLS named one of the top VCs that's turning psychedelics into medical treatments

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Business Insider

Gilgamesh was named one of the "15 hottest startups in the psychedelics industry"

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LUCID News

How Awkn is navigating the tough market for investment capital

LUCID News

Psychedelics were the hot topic at the World Economic Forum 2022

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LUCID News

How Awkn is navigating the tough market for investment capital

LUCID News

How Awkn is navigating the tough market for investment capital

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Benzinga

Can Psychedelics Therapy Training Become A Profitable Business? We Asked Industry Insiders

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Business insider

Investors share why they're passing on Oregon's magic mushroom market

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Toronto Star

He was the Canadian head of the world’s largest pot company. His next big bet? A rare fungus worth thousands a kilogram

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Benzinga

Will Psychedelics Continue To Grow In 2021? Jeff Siegel Shares Insights And Strategies As More Companies Go Public

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Benzinga

Why Would Anyone Invest In The Psychedelics Medicine Market?

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Interview with Simeon Schnapper, Managing Partner of JLS

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Forbes

Why Investors Are Bullish About Psychedelics

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Psychedelic Finance

Interview with Jeff Siegel, Managing Partner of JLS Fund

Terpenes and Testing

terpenes and testing

Ibogaine: The ‘Strange Kind of Drug’ for Transcending Addiction

Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Psychedelics Replace Pot as the New Favorite Edgy Investment

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Benzinga

Why The Psychedelics Market Is NOT Cannabis 2.0

Business Insider

business insider

Investors are pouring millions into startups that are developing magic mushrooms as medications for conditions like depression and PTSD

Business Insider

Business Insider

Meet the top 14 psychedelics startups raising the most cash to develop new ways of treating depression, addiction, and more

Green Market Report

green market report

Psychedelic Industry Continues To Draw Millions In Investments

Speaking & Panel Appearances

Investments

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Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics

JLS attended this 16th annual community event, the longest-running in the world, at the New York Academy of Medicine.

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Momentum PBC

JLS attended "The Summit of Breakthrough Therapies for Addictions" in Miami, Florida.

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Top Tier Impact

Simeon Schnapper spoke on the online TTI Panel: Psychedelic and Mental Health VC.

Top Tier Impact

Simeon Schnapper spoke on the online TTI Panel: Psychedelic and Mental Health VC.

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CAIS

JLS attended the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit (CAIS), which brought together leaders from multiple segments of the alternative investment world.

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RESI JPM

Lindsay Hoover moderated the "Mental & Behavioral Health Panel" at Redefining Early Stage Investments' annual in person conference.

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The Cannabis & Psychedelics Investment Summit

Simeon Schnapper spoke at Kahner Global's 7th annual summit in New York City.

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Wonderland
Microdose Miami 2023

Lindsay Hoover and Simeon Schnapper spoke on a panel at this thought- leadership event, presented by Microdose.

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SOCAP23

Lindsay Hoover spoke at SOCAP Global's annual conference on the following panel: "Impact Investment in Psychedelics: exploring new waters in mental health impact."

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MIND Foundation

Simeon Schnapper spoke on the Business Track panel at the MIND Foundation's INSIGHT Conference in Berlin.

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Chacruna

Simeon Schnapper spoke on the panel, "The Psychedelics Business Landscape: Are Companies Faltering or Failing, And Why?"

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MAPS Psychedelic Conference

Leonard Pickard spoke about the underground history of LSD and its "overground future" at MAPS' fourth annual conference on the future of psychedelic medicine.

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MAPS Psychedelic Conference

Lindsay Hoover spoke on two panels at MAPS' fourth annual conference on the future of psychedelic medicine.

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The Psychedelic Assembly

Simeon Schnapper co-hosted a thought provoking discussion on the intersection of psychedelics, AI, and robotics.

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Benzinga

Simeon Schnapper spoke at the Benzinga Psychedelics Capital Conference in Miami Beach, Florida.

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Boston Psychedelic Research Group

William Leonard Pickard spoke at a private event

Boston Psychedelic Research Group

William Leonard Pickard spoke at a private event

Boston Psychedelic Research Group

William Leonard Pickard spoke at a private event

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PsychedeMIA

William Leonard Pickard spoke at an interdisciplinary symposium at Ohio State University on the future of psychedelic research

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Wholecelium

William Leonard Pickard spoke at the first annual "Psychedelic Science and Spirituality Summit" in Stowe, Vermont

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Horizons Northwest

William Leonard Pickard spoke at Horizons Northwest's "Perspectives on Psychedelics" conference

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REMIND psychedelics Business Forum

Simeon Schnapper spoke on the "Investing in Psychedelics" panel

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Wonderland Microdose Miami 2022

Lindsay Hoover and Simeon Schnapper both spoke on respective panels

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Horizons

Lindsay Hoover spoke at Horizons: The Psychedelic Business Forum, the largest and longest-running annual gathering of the psychedelic community in the world

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AGC New York

Simeon Schnapper spoke at the ACG New York Family Officer & Limited Partner Series.

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ICPR 2022

Simeon Schnapper spoke on a panel discussing the intersection of psychedelic research, treatments, and investment

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PSYCHOACTIVE

Simeon Schnapper on the tensions between philanthropic and for-profit investment, and the challenges and opportunities of this explosive new sector.

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the psychedelic assembly

Lindsay Hoover and Senior Advisor to JLS Fund, Leonard Pickard

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European Ibogaine Forum

Political Importance of Ibogaine Development with Rick Doblin, JLS' Simeon Schnapper, and Daniel Callahan

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Alchemy

Simeon Schnapper and Lindsay Hoover discuss investing in the psychedelic space and the developing ecosystem of this emerging industry.

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Women in Psychedelics Network

With Lindsay Hoover

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Trailblazers NYC

Revealing the Mind: The Promise & Opportunity of Psychedelics with Simeon Schnapper

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Wonderland  Miami

Lindsay Hoover presented at a panel entitled: Psychedelic Capital Live

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Wonderland  Miami

William Leonard Pickard presented at a panel entitled: The Pathway to Federal Acceptance

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Wonderland  Miami

JLS advisor Ethan Nadelaman spoke on the "Pathway to Federal Acceptance" panel

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psychedelics today

Lindsay Hoover speaks on Consolidation in the Psychedelics Industry: What to Expect

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Cato Institute

William Leonard Pickard and Caleb O. Brown discuss promise and pitfalls in taking psychedelic medicine mainstream.

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Benzinga psychedelics capital conference

Lindsay Hoover on differentiating opportunities between private & public companies

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REAL VISION

Jeff Siegel on investing in the future of mental healthcare: psychedelics as an asset class

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Trailblazers Ojai

Revolutionizing Healing Through Psychedelic Medicine with Simeon Schnapper

Singularity University

Singularity U

Simeon Schnapper in Singularity U's first ever panel on psychedelics!

The Psychedelics Society

The Psychedelics Society

Psychedelics Roundtable with Simeon Schnapper of JLS Fund

Gravity Podcast

Gravity Podcast

Psychedelic Philanthropy with Simeon Schnapper of JLS Fund

Small Cap Conference

Benzinga Small Cap Conference

Simeon Schnapper moderates a panel on addressing mental health through emerging therapies.

Gravity Podcast

Gravity Podcast

Simeon Schnapper of JLS Fund

2021 Games for Change Festival July 12-14

Games for Change Festival

Lindsay Hoover of JLS Fund: Psychedelics as Therapeutics: The Contribution of Game Heuristics

Where Research and Industry Meet: Psytech Panel

Psytech “Where Research and Industry Meet”

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The Green Rush

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Lindsay Hoover and Simeon Schnapper, Managing Partners of JLS Fund

Mindmed

Mindmed

Understanding The Psychedelic Medicine Industry: Q&A with Kevin O'Leary and JR Rahn

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Psyched

Watch Simeon Schnapper on Pysched, the show that explores psychedelics through political, social, and economic perspectives.

Moderated Conferences

INAUGURAL MICRODOSE CONFERENCE

Moderated by Simeon Schnapper

CEO Panel #1: Srinivas Rao MD, PhD- (ATAI) Payton Nyquvest (Numinus), Judy Blumstock (Diamond Therapeutics) Shlomi Raz (Eleusis), Ronan Levy (FieldTrip)

CEO Panel #2: Jackee Stang (Delic), Todd Shapiro (Red Light Holland), Jonathan Sporn MD (Gilgamesh), Martijn Schirp (Synthesis)

The Mushroom: Paul Stamets (Simeon’s hero), Gary Costner (Mycosystemics), David Kurth (Sporing Company), Eric Osborne (MycoMeditations), Dr K Mandrake (Psilocybin Mushroom Bible)

Venture Capital & Funding: Robert Laurie (MAPS), Florian Brand (ATAI), Mark Hazan (Tabula Rasa) Matthew Nordgren (Arcadian Fund), Bek Muslimov (Leafly Tunnel), Richard Skaife (TCF VC)

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Know Thyself: Psychedelics & Spirituality

Moderated by Simeon Schnapper

• The State and Future of Psychedelic Therapist Training with Elizabeth M. Nielson, PhD
• MDMA and Transformative Psychedelic Therapy with Dr. Rick Doblin
• MDMA-assisted Psychotherapy: Beyond Symptom Reduction with Dr. Ingmar Gorman
• Healing What Divides Within with Dr. Willa Hall
• PANEL Q&A: MDMA Therapy with Dr. Hall & Dr. Gorman
• MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy & Social Anxiety Disorder with Dr. Jason Luoma
• MDMA for Couples Therapy Love & Connection Love and connection with Dr. Anne Wagner
• PANEL Q&A: MDMA Therapy with Dr. Luoma & Dr. Wagner
• The Future of MDMA-Assisted Therapy & Availability Dr. Corine de Boer
• Use of Natural Mind-Altering Substances: Cannabis with Dr. Darryl Hudson
• Psychedelics and Depression with Dr. Xiaojue Hu

All proceeds benefit the Tibet House.

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Benzinga

Moderator: Simeon Schnapper

Addressing Mental Health Through Emerging Therapies" Panel

Panelists: Dr. Joseph Tucker, CEO, Enveric; Yaron Conforti, CEO, Novamind; Doug Drysdale, CEO, Cybin; Rob Barrow, CEO, MindMed

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The National Cannabis Festival

Moderator: Simeon Schnapper

Psychedelics: The Next Frontier for Legalization

Panelists: Mellisa Lavasani, Founder of Plant Medicine Coalition and Proposer of Washington DC’s successful 2020 ballot measure Initiative 81, the Entheogenic Plant and Fungus Policy Act.

National Cannabis Festival

Trailblazers: Sedona

May 2022

- Fireside Chat with Simeon Schnapper and Leonard Pickard
- The Investor State of Mind - WTF is happening?- with Michael Gruber
- Invest In The Future Of Medicine - The Psychedelic Investment Opportunity- with Lindsay Hoover

RECAP
Trail Blazers

Capital Psychedelic Conference

June 7, 2022

- JLS moderated a panel on alternative medicine and harm reduction featuring government officials and industry experts.

Capital Psychedelic Coalition Event

Trailblazers NYC 2022

Moderated by Simeon Schnapper

Revealing The Mind: The Promise + Opportunity of Psychedelics

Panelists: Simeon Schnapper, Sutton King, Hadas Alterman, Liana Gillooly

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