Aaron Rodgers credits ayahuasca for his recent MVPs: What is the psychedelic drug?

Aaron Rodgers credits ayahuasca for his recent MVPs: What is the psychedelic drug?

Published August 5, 2022
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“I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” Rodgers said during the podcast, which went live Wednesday on YouTube. “I really don’t. I don’t really believe in coincidences at this point. It’s the universe bringing things to happen when they’re supposed to happen.”

The herbal drink is usually made from bark of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and leaves of the Psychotria viridis bush, according to the National Library of Medicine National Center for Biotechnology Information.

The use of psychedelic drugs, even in medical settings, is illegal in the United States. But Oregon voted to legalize psychedelic mushrooms in 2020 and could become the first state with legal mushroom access as soon as this year, The Oregonian reported.

DMT also is listed among the NFL’s banned substances. NFL players are blood tested at random during training camp and throughout the season and playoffs. Rodgers said he used ayahuasca prior to the 2020 season on a trip to Peru with his ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick.