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Once an underground celebration of LSD, 'Bicycle Day' is now mainstream

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Jay Blakesberg
A panel of psychedelia's old guard and new chatting about Seth Ferranti's new film, "Psychedelic Revolution: The Secret History of the LSD Trade."

These days, a lot of people know that April 20th – 420 – is a day people celebrate cannabis. Less well-known in the calendar of drug-related holidays is the day before, April 19th. It’s known as Bicycle Day, and it started as a quiet, subversive celebration of LSD. Now, Bicycle Day is celebrated around the world. As LSD and other psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, this year’s Bicycle Day in San Francisco included a conference to discuss psychedelic medicine's use in therapy, research, art, indigenous cultures, and decriminalization. Reporter Jonathan Davis attended Bicycle Day San Francisco to learn more.

Jonathan Davis
Reporter Jonathan Davis attending San Francisco's Bicycle Day conference and party

San Francisco's Bicycle Day
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