Natural psychedelics have been developed by nature over millions of years. Turning them into pharmaceutical-grade medicines is the optimal route to widespread adoption.
Botanical drugs leverage a unique development pathway which can dramatically decrease development time.
Botanical drugs are a combination of multiple active compounds which may prove to be more efficacious than isolated single compounds.
Botanicals can access both pharmaceutical and non-pharma markets. People prefer natural products in all aspects of their lives, why should psychedelics be any different?
The complex nature of botanical drugs makes them extremely difficult to genericize, especially if the manufacturing technologies are patented.