Mike Tyson: How A Drug Derived From Toad Venom Made Him Comfortable With Dying

Besides being one of the most intimidating human beings ever to step into the boxing ring, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is also in the process of becoming a master at the art of dying. He’s had years of training to get there—as well as the help of a creature called the Sonoran Desert Toad that secretes a venom containing the psychedelic substance 5-MeO-DMT, which is widely agreed to be the most potent psychoactive drug on the planet.

Last weekend at the Wonderland conference in Miami—the largest psychedelic medicine business event ever—Tyson described his trips on the toad (he’s had over 50 of them) and how over the past five years the substance has improved his life in myriad ways.

“I ‘died’ during my first trip,” Tyson told the New York Post. “In my trips, I’ve seen that death is beautiful. Life and …

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