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In what seems almost a throwback to the 1960s and ‘70s, former CNN reporter Amber Lyon announced the launch of, which she called an “independent psychedelic journalism” website.

Lyon, a St. Louis native, told the Riverfront Times that she started taking psychedelic drugs to help treat symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which she says she developed after years of reporting on war, government oppression and sex trafficking:

For me, I was out in the field for 10 years covering violence, fighting, slavery, drug abuse, the underbelly of society. I saw the worst of the worst in my career and I was kind of absorbing the pain of others. I started to have problems sleeping, problems with short-term memory, it got so bad that I couldn’t write and I’m a writer, so that’s when I knew something was wrong.

She is hoping the site will serve as a resource for people interested in learning more about psychedelics—like ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms—to treat a wide range of mental and physical ailments.

Even though Lyon said she never took any psychedelic drugs until last year—after her departure from CNN—it may explain some of her recent conspiracy theory work that has even her liberal admirers shaking their heads.

While she’s high, journalism hits a new low.

Lyon recently traveled to Mexico to test out some “magic mushroom tea.”

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