About Me

I envision a society in which access to psychedelic drugs in a variety of safe settings is available for purposes of psychospiritual well-being, personal development, ceremonial sacraments, and treatment of mental illness.

I strive to let my loves and passions guide my activity and provide the canvas my life is painted on. I hope this site can be of service to my vision as well as you.

Professionally, I was trained as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist and worked in academia for almost five years before dedicating myself to Spirit Pharmacist.

Today I provide psychopharmacology consulting, courses in psychedelic pharmacy, and a Member Resource and Support Program.

On a more personal note, I’m a lover of nature, exercise, music, and consciousness as well as being a father. I’m passionate about cognitive liberty, self-realization, and psychedelic drugs.

Benjamin Malcolm, Spirit Pharmacist

Why Psychedelic Education? Why Now?


Training, Education, and Certification


  • Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) 2017-2022

  • Licensed pharmacist CA #70652 2014-2022

Post-Graduate Training

  • PGY-2 Residency, Psychiatric Pharmacy – University of California at San Diego, San Diego CA. 2016

  • PGY-1 Residency, Acute Care – Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego CA. 2015


  • Doctorate of Pharmacy – Touro University California, Vallejo CA. 2014

  • Master of Public Health – Touro University California, Vallejo CA. 2014

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology – University of California at Santa Barbara, Goleta CA. 2008

Media Features and Podcast Appearances

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Peer Reviewed Works

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Thomas K, Malcolm B (2021) Ch. 22 Adverse Effects. Handbook of Medical Hallucinogens. Edited by Grigsby J and Grob C. Guilford Press. ISBN 9781462545445

Diab H, Malcolm BJ (2020) Persistent Tinnitus after Inhaled N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2020.1847366

Galan DK, Ezeudu NE, Garcia J, Geronimo CA, Berry NM, Malcolm BJ (2020) Eucalyptol (1,8-cineole): an underutilized ally in respiratory disorders? Journal of Essential Oil Research

Aguilar M, Malcolm BEffect of long-acting aripiprazole monohydrate on inpatient encounters: A retrospective mirror image studyMental Health Clinician. 2019;9(4):258-62. DOI: 10.9740/mhc.2019.07.258

Thomas K, Malcolm BJ, Lastra D (2017). Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy: A Review of a Novel Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders. J Psychoactive Drugs: 1-10.

Malcolm B, Tallian K. Essential oil of lavender in anxiety disorders: Ready for prime time? Mental Health Clinician: July 2017, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 147-155.

Feifel D, Malcolm B, Boggie D, Lee K. Low-dose ketamine for treatment resistant depression in an academic clinical practice settingJournal of Affective Disorders 2017;221:283-8.

Lee KC, Kim E, Kim J, Malcolm B, Kuo GM, Bird A, Feifel F; Development of an innovative adult attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder clinic. Mental Health Clinician 1 September 2020; 10 (5): 296–300

Malcolm BJ, Lee KC. Ayahuasca: An ancient sacrament for treatment of contemporary psychiatric illness? Mental Health Clinician: January 2017, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 39-45.

Malcolm BJ (Pro). Should Medical Cannabis Administered by Inhalation Be Allowed for Hospitalized Patients? Can J Hosp Pharm. 2018 May-Jun;71(3):211-214. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Malcolm BJ, Polanco M, Barsuglia J. Changes in Withdrawal and Craving Scores in Participants Undergoing Opioid Detoxification Utilizing Ibogaine. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2018 Apr 2:1-10.

Malcolm BJ, Perry P, Yoshizuka K. Marijuana and Pharmacy Practice: A Call to ActionCalifornia Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy. 2014 Sep-Oct. Vol. 26 No. 5. pp 139-145

Barsuglia, J. P., Polanco, M., Palmer, R., Malcolm, B. J., Kelmendi, B., & Calvey, T. A case report SPECT study and theoretical rationale for the sequential administration of ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT in the treatment of alcohol use disorder. In T. Calvey (Ed.), Progress in Brain Research. 2018 Vol. 242, pp. 121-158

Teaching Experience


Continuing Education


University Teaching

'Psych Block' - Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy 2017-2021

Lecture Topics Delivered (~50 hours/year):

  • Review of Neuropharmacology
  • Review of Neuroanatomy
  • Introduction to Psychiatric Pharmacy
  • Mental Status Exam & Suicide Risk
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders including PTSD & OCD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia therapeutics simulation
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sleep-Wake Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Debate Facilitator: Controversies in Psychiatric Drugs