Help those who suffer from PTSD, chronic pain, and depression understand the latest in the science of addiction, psychedelic therapy, and pain management.
Promote the idea that psychedelic drugs are non-habit forming and, when combined with therapy, can be more effective than conventional treatments alone.
Raise awareness about the role of traditional pharmaceutical drugs in America, and highlight their responsibility for the current epidemic of opioid overdose-related deaths.
To create an innovative genre that is dissimilar to both the “stoner” comedies as well as the “drugs are bad” propaganda films.
To build empathy and avoid judgement—embracing a new tone when discussing drug use and addiction by presenting them as complex social issues rather than bringing up personal failings or moral transgressions.
To educate viewers about the history of the “War on Drugs”, reminding movie-goers that research involving psychedelic drugs was banned for political rather than scientific reasons.
To confront viewers with the risks involved in using drugs recreationally and without supervision from a medical professional.