The history (and future) of psychedelic science

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5 Responses to “The history (and future) of psychedelic science”

  1. niktemadur says:

    Here’s an incredibly intriguing field of research, with unbounded potential to benefit mankind.   All evidence pointed even in the 1950s that this is a humane endeavor that can alleviate psychological suffering for untold millions.
    What’s the response in the so-called “Enlightenment Age” in the “enlightened” western world?  At least forty invaluable years lost to hysteria and witch hunts.  No research, only clandestine experimentation.
    At least things are trickling in the right direction again, somewhat.  Something is infinitely better than absolutely nothing.

  2. Cowicide says:

    It’s a shame that potentially helpful psychedelic drugs have more of a stigma than things like beer that contain the dangerous drug known as alcohol.  And on that note, I made this song that induces beer drinkers to vomit if they listen to it with headphones.

  3. feetleet says:

    Didn’t see any mention of ibogaine, a tryptamine hallucinogen used to treat addiction to other drugs directly (i.e., not in the tapering methadone/nicotine gum sense)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibogaine 

    I’ve never understood why it’s Schedule I in the U.S.
    Considering the hard-on some of us seem to have for lowering taxes/government expenditures, and the countless Americans imprisoned (and re-imprisoned) for non-violent drug offenses, you’d think a drug that treated RECIDIVISM would be an easy sell.

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