Restrictive drug laws censor science

Posted: June 13, 2013 in -
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Reuters

“If we adopted a more rational approach to drug regulation, it would empower researchers to make advances in the study of consciousness and brain mechanisms of psychosis, and could lead to major treatment innovations in areas such as depression and PTSD,” [the unfortunately named Dr.] Nutt said.

Nutt was sacked as a government adviser in 2009 after publicly criticizing the government for ignoring scientific advice on cannabis and ecstasy. He has conducted a small human trial using psilocybin, the psychedelic ingredient in magic mushrooms.

His study, using volunteers, suggested the drug had the potential to alleviate severe forms of depression in people who did not respond to other treatments”

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  1. karmami says:

    forget it..one time when I was younger some so called friends mixed some of these mushrooms on my food as they thought I should lossen up…as a joke..so they said…the thong is I got very ill and thought I ead hearing through walls and looking at the mirror I was seeing myself crying blood…. going to an emergency room almost out of my mind…Lucky for them I did not pressed charges but eliminate them as friends forever

  2. Editor says:

    That’s a drastically different situation than therapy. Yours is not the typical experience.

  3. karmami says:

    As a health care professional who have attended several conferences regarding so called therapies …my experience is that none has proven a success. Surely would not encourage these practice.

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