Amanda Siebert is a best-selling author and freelance multimedia journalist focusing on the intersections of health, culture, science and business in the psychedelics and cannabis spaces. She is currently a contributing writer at Forbes, Leafly, and a handful of other publications, as well as the co-founder and editor-in-chief at Inside the Jar, an independent publication focused on drug culture. Her first book, “The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life”, was published by Greystone Books in 2018 on the same day cannabis was legalized in Canada. In 2019, the Toronto Star bestseller was also named the #1-selling non-fiction cannabis book in the country. In her second book, “Psyched: Seven Cutting-Edge Psychedelics Changing The World,” Amanda breaks down the history, science, and cultural and medicinal uses of seven different psychedelic drugs and plant medicines, contextualized with case studies and interviews with scientists, doctors, therapists, advocates, ethnobotanists, and practitioners. It will be in bookstores everywhere on October 18, 2022. Amanda’s byline has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Forbes, Vice, Leafly, The Dales Report, Calgary Herald, Maple, The Georgia Straight (where she received national and regional awards for her work), and CannCentral, among others. She has been featured on CBC and Global News, a wide variety of national radio shows, podcasts, and vlog series, and has spoken at several cannabis, psychedelics, and health-focused conferences. Her most notable public speaking engagements have included hosting important conversations about psychedelics at SXSW in Austin, Texas, and interviewing Mike Tyson, Daniel Carcillo, Ben Sessa, and Professor David Nutt at the Wonderland conference in Miami, Florida.