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From Vision to Reality: The Birth of NANO - Pioneering Alternative Medicine



At the forefront of the Colorado psychedelics movement are three individuals who have left a profound impact on the path to legalization. Kevin Matthews, driven by his personal struggles with PTSD, co-founded the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Decriminalization Initiative, culminating in the historic decriminalization of psilocybin mushrooms in the city. In a parallel journey, Veronica Lightening-Horse Perez, found hope and healing through the therapeutic effects of psilocybin, becoming a vocal advocate for the responsible use of natural psychedelics to address mental health challenges. Both Kevin and Veronica's advocacy exemplify the transformative potential of psychedelics in reshaping mental health care and advancing the conversation around the legalization of these natural drugs.


In the realm of healthcare innovation, NANO's visionary CEO, Jason Lopez, stands at the forefront of a transformative mission to revolutionize health care through the wonders of alternative medicine. Jason’s advocacy alongside of Kevin Matthews and Veronica Lightening-Horse Perez propelled Proposition 122 into fruition. Fueled by an unwavering passion for science and a relentless pursuit of innovation, Jason embarked on a path to create NANO, a groundbreaking company committed to redefining psychedelic research. Jason's dedication to reshaping the landscape of health care was evident in his pivotal role as an advocate for Proposition 122, a landmark initiative featured in AP News. This significant proposition aimed to broaden mental health care access for veterans and the broader community, setting the stage for NANO's inspiring journey into pioneering the future of alternative medicine.

Jason's commitment to improving health care for all was vividly evident. As a vocal advocate for this critical cause, he engaged in community outreach, public speaking engagements, and collaborated with mental health organizations to raise awareness about the importance of the initiative. Through his passion, he garnered support from diverse stakeholders, including veterans' groups, mental health professionals, and compassionate citizens.


The significance of this legislation lay in its intention to decriminalize psychedelic substances, specifically entheogenic plants and fungi. Jason firmly believes that these natural remedies held transformative potential in mental health treatments, particularly for conditions like PTSD, depression, and anxiety. His advocacy sought to remove barriers for alternative treatments, opening the door to promising therapeutic possibilities and revolutionary mental health care. The initiative's passage marked a pivotal moment in the movement to destigmatize and explore the therapeutic potential of psychedelics, paving the way for groundbreaking research in the field.


With this pivotal initiative as the backdrop, NANO's journey began, and under Jason Lopez's leadership, the company became a driving force in pioneering psychedelic research. Jason strategically partnered with like-minded individuals such as, Logan Cline an accomplished chemist in the cannabis space, who shares the same vision. As previous director of analytical development at Minova Laboratories, Logan developed novel analytical testing methodologies and achieved ISO 17025:2017 accreditation along with being one of earliest labs to achieve CDPHE and DEA certifications for hemp testing. Prior to Logan’s work at Minova Laboratories she was one of the earliest Extract Labs employees pioneering many innovative processes to cGMP compliance. She was one of the first in the industry to separate minor cannabinoids through industrial chromatography at a large scale partnered with Sartorius, and one of the earliest to isolate Cannabicitran from the cannabis matrix. Through her work in the cannabis space she has been featured in USA Today and NPR. Guided by audacity and purpose, NANO embarked on a relentless pursuit to revolutionize mental health treatments, unveiling the untapped potential of nature's remedies, and striving for a healthier and more resilient future for generations to come.



With this passage, NANO surged ahead as a pioneer in psychedelic research with groundbreaking analytical testing methodologies and novel manufacturing applications. Jason Lopez and his team of brilliant minds embarked on groundbreaking studies to explore the therapeutic effects of entheogenic substances. Through rigorous scientific methodologies and ethical practices, they unraveled the intricate complexities of these natural compounds, uncovering their profound impact on mental health and emotional well-being.


NANO's commitment to pushing the boundaries of psychedelic research didn't halt investigations alone. The company initiated strategic collaborations with leading experts and institutions in the field, fostering a global network of like-minded innovators. Together, they shared knowledge, resources, and breakthrough findings, ultimately driving the momentum of the psychedelic renaissance.


Beyond the lab, NANO is invested in community outreach and education to raise awareness about the potential of psychedelics in mental health care. Through partnerships with mental health organizations, NANO organized workshops, seminars, and public events to promote understanding, mitigate misconceptions, and destigmatize the use of entheogens. Their dedication to ensuring safe and responsible usage of psychedelics positioned NANO as a guiding light in the emerging landscape of psychedelic research and mental health treatment, revolutionizing the way the world approaches overall well-being.


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