My name is Gonzo and I live in Montreal. I’m a writer, drug educator, and Co-Chair of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP).

I write about medical cannabis for Lift, and I’m the author of a column on drugs and the mind called Turning Inward. I’ve also written articles on psychedelic research for and AskMen. In addition, I conduct workshops and presentations on harm reduction and safer drug use as well as on psychedelic research. I studied Psychology & Behavioural Neuroscience at Concordia University.

I was one of the organizers behind the Psychedelic Stories & 920 Psilocybin Mushroom Day events in Montreal on Sept. 2015. I’ve attended Solstice festival in Ontario for the past three years, and my MBTI type is INTP.

If you’d like to propose a collaboration, hire me for writing or a workshop, or simply chat, email me at gonzonieto at To contact me at CSSDP, write to gonzo at You can also find me on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.