New research restores psychedelics’ medical respectability

From Raw Story:  http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/09/research-restores-psychedelics-medical-respectability/

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010 — 3:18 pm

Recently published studies suggest that ‘magic mushrooms’ and ‘ecstasy’ may have medical value.

Before the enactment of the Controlled Substances Act in the late 60’s, psychiatrists had been eagerly investigating the use of psychedelic drugs as an aid to psychological therapy.

Unfortunately, as the government sought to eliminate the recreational use of these drugs, it consequentially eliminated nearly all research into their effects.

Although there was almost no research on psychedelic drugs from the early 70’s to late 90’s, within the last decade studies have reaffirmed that ‘magic mushrooms’ and ecstasy (MDMA) can be valuable tools for mental health professionals.

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