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Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Legalizing Psychedelics?
City Inside/Out: Legalizing Psychedelics?

The effort to legalize “magic mushrooms” as a treatment option for the mental health care crisis is growing in Washington. Oregon voters legalized psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, for use in medical settings, but a similar effort failed in the Washington state legislature recently. As advocates prepare to put the issue before voters this fall, we examine the push to legalize this psychedelic drug for its therapeutic benefits.


Leo Russell, Sponsor, I-1886 (Legalize Psilocybin Therapy)

Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, Co-Founder, AIMS Institute

Patrick Seifert, Founder & President, Twenty22Many

Peggy Button, Owner, Peggy Button’s Apothecary

Duncan Rolfson, Customer

Darren McCrea, Patient

Dr. Nathan Sackett, Psychiatrist

Maria Hines, Chef & Former Owner, Tilth

Mike Rantel, Seller