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Matthew X. Lowe

Matthew X. Lowe, Ph.D.


Dr. Matthew X. Lowe is a trained research scientist and experienced advisor who has spent over 15 years researching human brain function and behavior across a range of topics in cognition, perception, mental health, psychedelics, and cannabis use. After receiving his doctorate in psychology and cognitive neuroscience at the University of Toronto, Matthew worked as a research scientist at Stanford, MIT, and Harvard. He is a passionate advocate for evidence-based research and education on health outcomes related to the use of plant-based and other natural medicines.

Dr. Lowe is currently the Director of Research for Realm of Caring (www.realmofcaring.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit cannabis research organization which seeks to facilitate and encourage the mainstream acceptance of transformative, plant-powered therapies to benefit individuals and families and serve healthcare providers as well as the hemp and cannabis industries. He is also the Executive Director & Chief Scientific Officer for Realm of Caring's fiscally sponsored partner, Unlimited Sciences (www.unlimitedsciences.org), a psychedelics research non-profit using data-driven methods to inform public perception, education, policy, and practices for psychedelics use.

He is currently a Principal Investigator of NIH/NIDA funded research on cannabis health outcomes and several IRB-approved studies on psychedelics and cannabis, and his work has been featured in Forbes, Vice, Yahoo!, Web MD, Business Insider, The Denver Post, High Times, DoubleBlind, Benzinga, and dozens of other media outlets.