“The Spirit Molecule” is an investigative documentary written and directed by Mitch Schultz. First televised in 2010, the film is presented by comedian Joe Rogan as he takes an in-depth look at arguments about dimethyltryptamine (DMT), an endogenous psychoactive compound in nearly every living organism. DMT is also considered to be the most potent psychedelic drug in existence.
The film shares the story of Dr. Rick Strassman and his struggles against the authorities because of the human research he performed. It provides the contrasts and connections that science and spirituality have regarding DMT. The human experiments of Strassman and the experiences of the test subjects raise more questions than answers. In this film, experts and scholars on the subject share their insights about the findings and theories of the rogue doctor.