Industry Leaders Explore Ways to Increase Access to Psychedelic Medicine

The 2023 reMind Psychedelics Business Forum was held Nov. 28-29, 2023, at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. More than 30 expert speakers presented the latest insights and information in the field of psychedelics with the goal of advancing this emerging industry responsibly and ethically. The videos of the sessions are now available online.


With limited health insurance options and sky-high costs in state-regulated markets, psychedelic treatments are not accessible to thousands of people who need them most. Three industry thought leaders explored how new employer benefit programs, provider networks, and indigenous religious organizations can increase access to psychedelic medicine at the reMind Psychedelics Business Forum.

The session, titled “Expansion of Access: How to Make Psychedelics Treatments Affordable for All,” featured Joe Moore, co-founder of Psychedelics Today; Sherry Rais, co-founder of Enthea; and Veronica Perez, founder of Lightning Horse LLC.

The discussion covered everything from medical vs. nonmedical use, to newly emerging pricing models for psilocybin treatments, to public perceptions and the stigma surrounding psychedelics in general.

“The fact that a lot of these powerful and transformative medicines are also used recreationally does create a stigma. Often when I’m talking to payers, they bring up other common names of psilocybin and MDMA and ketamine, and they have this stigma in their mind that these are just supposed to be party drugs. So that’s a huge thing,” Rais said. Then we have people that actually experimented with these drugs and had bad experiences. What I’m finding more and more is that people are scared to lose control and that fear is very real.”

Watch the full session here

More about our speakers:

Joe Moore, Co-Founder & CEO, Psychedelics Today
Joe Moore co-founded Psychedelics Today in 2015 with Kyle Buller. As CEO, Joe has created one of the world’s best known psychedelic podcasts, blogs and training platforms. Joe combines twenty years of avid research and training in psychedelics with twenty years of experience in software and multinational project management. Joe is an expert in transpersonal breathwork and much sought after international speaker on the intersecting subjects of psychedelic medicine and healing, breathwork, drug policy, medical innovation, international justice and environmentalism.

Sherry Rais, CEO and Co-Founder of Enthea, has helped dozens of startups, non-profit organizations, academic/research institutions, and small businesses raise funds, operate according to their mission and values, and implement processes that enhance their overall efficiency. Sherry believes in living and working in alignment with purpose and is currently focused on expanding access to psychedelic-assisted therapy to alleviate human suffering. Before this, Sherry consulted for over 10 years with the United Nations and World Bank, implementing cash transfer programs at the national level in over 35 countries. Sherry holds a master’s degree in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and international development from McGill University. She also completed the Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research from CIIS in 2021. In addition to being Enthea’s CEO, she is the Executive Director of the Boston Psychedelic Research Group and the Grants Manager for CIIS.

Veronica Lightning Horse Perez is a wife, mother of five, business owner, clergy member, author, speaker, Co-chief proponent for the NMHA, Licensed Master Practitioner of NLP, teacher, healer, ceremonialist and most importantly an activist for psychedelic, indigenous, veteran and water Rights. Having experienced years of suffering, she finally overcame a diagnosis of complex PTSD, a little over a decade ago. Since then she has made it her mission to help alleviate suffering in anyway, that she can and to remind others of how powerful they really are. She teaches to come from a place of strength instead of learned helplessness. She believes that only together can we heal the World and that all healing starts within the Self. When we heal the self, we heal the family, when we heal the family we heal the community, when we heal the community, we heal the world.