Vancouver drug researcher talks psychedelics on Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Lab

Mark Haden, the executive director of MAPS Canada, discusses the therapeutic use of psychedelics with Paltrow and her staff.

Gwyneth Paltrow attends the goop lab Special Screening in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 2020. RACHEL MURRAY / Getty Images

Considering the allegations of junk science so often lobbied at Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s influential lifestyle and wellness company, researchers may be loath to appear in an episode of The Goop Lab.

Not so for Vancouver researcher and University of B.C. Adjunct Prof. Mark Haden, the executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, or MAPS Canada. Haden, who also works with the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, is the first expert to appear on the controversial new Netflix docuseries at all. Just minutes into the first episode, he appears to discuss the therapeutic use of psychedelics with Paltrow and her staff.

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