Aaron Rodgers Advocates For Legalization Of Psychedelics, Says “Hundreds Of Players” Reached Out About Using It

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers was among the guest speakers at a psychedelics conference hosted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies in Denver this week.

During his appearance with podcaster Aubrey Marcus, Rodgers advocated for the legalization of psychedelics in the United States, sharing his own experience with mushrooms and ayahuasca, which is a psychoactive tea that includes a hallucinogen banned in the U.S.

“Is it not ironic that the things that actually expand your mind are illegal and the things that keep you in the lower chakras and dumb you down have been legal for centuries?” Rodgers said, per ESPN.

Rodgers added that he hopes to “change the conversation by dispelling these archaic myths about the dangers of [psychedelics] or the negative side effects and start to share the actual wisdom and truth about it.”

In addition, the former NFL MVP also said that “hundreds of players” have reached out to him to learn more about his experience:

Rodgers ended his 18-year tenure with the Green Bay Packer this past offseason when he was traded to the New York Jets.