Hamilton Morris is an American writer, scientific researcher, documentarian, and psychonaut who is best known as a writer for Vice magazine and as the host of the television show Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia.
Morris was born in New York City in 1987. He appeared in television commercials in his teens, one worthy of note was an ad for the first-generation iPod in 2002. While studying anthropology and science at the University of Chicago and The New School, he went to work writing a monthly for Vice magazine called Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia. The column evolved into the Vice television documentary series that now bears the same name.
Morris’s television series chronicles his travels around the world seeking out and indulging in various psychoactive drugs such as LSD, mescaline, psychedelic mushrooms, peyote, and toad secretions, particularly 5-MeO-DMT. He now works as a science editor for Vice Magazine and is also a regular science columnist for Harper’s Magazine.
In September 2021, Morris joined COMPASS Pathways as a consultant.