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We are a community of individuals passionate about the safe and ethical consumption of psychedelic substances. We understand that people are using these compounds regardless of their legal status and believe they deserve informed consent and adequate support when engaging with them.

We seek to provide community as a resource to promote psychedelic literacy and advocate for equitable access to psychedelics.

The Illinois Psychedelic Society is a volunteer-run 501c3 non-profit organization. 

DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. This group is designed as a space to reduce harm and maximize benefits for those who choose to use psychedelics on their own accord. We do not in any way encourage or condone the use, purchase, sale or transfer of any illegal substances. Our goal is to support a harm reduction approach for the purpose of education and promotion of individual and public safety. During our events, we require that individuals do not share illegal drug dealers, illegal gatherings, or underground therapies. This is not the place to do that.

This community is built on authentic relationships. Conduct yourselves with sincerity, openness, and respect with each other and while representing the Illinois Psychedelic Society.

“If we recognize the power of entheogenic substances to open us to the universal truth and full dimension of human experience, and if we accept the role of the shaman as hierophant and psychopomp into this realm, as enacted for example by the Huichol mara’akame, we have to conclude that today in Western society we are deprived of two key resources for complete human growth. Young people, in their hunger for meaning, will still gravitate toward entheogens. The more experienced among us may try to ease their journey, but in the absence of qualified guides not all will benefit from their experience.”

-Rick Doblin, Illinoisan, Founder of MAPS

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote psychedelic literacy through education, advocacy, and community.


Our Vision

We envision a world where the use of psychedelics is safe, equitable, and available with total informed consent and appropriate support to all who seek it.

Our Board


Jean Lacy

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Founder, Executive Director


Nathan Gates, LCPC

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Board President


Michelle Martin

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Vice President


Rachel Norris, MD

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Amanda Walsh, JD, MSW

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