Jaden Smith has opened up about his use of psychedelic drugs, admitting that his mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, “made the first step.
Speaking at the Psychedelic Science conference in Denver – the 24-year-old said using psychedelics has boosted his empathy for others, from inspiring his philanthropic efforts to improving his relationship with his family.
“I think it was my mom, actually, that was really the first one to make that step for the family,” “It was just her for a really, really long time and then eventually it just trickled and evolved the everybody found it in their own ways.”
Psychedelics (also known as hallucinogens) are known to produce changes in perception, mood and cognitive processes. Drugs such as LSD, DMT, ayahuasca and magic mushrooms are among the well-known psychoactive substances that often give the hallucinogenic experience.
Jaden went on to say: “Siblings can argue so much and fight so much, and lord knows me and my siblings have done so much of that in the past.
“But the level of love and empathy that I can feel for them inside of the [psychedelic] experiences and outside of the experiences has been something that’s profound and beautiful.”
There have since been various studies into the effects of micro-dosing and mental health to see whether they positively impact the brain’s serotonin receptors.