Tag: Brendan

13
Sep

Ayahuasca, Yet Another Prohibited Medicine

This article originally published at http://the-libertarian.co.uk/ Readers have presumably all heard of LSD and the drug commonly known as ecstasy, and I have written here previously about their medical uses. There is another substance being investigated for the treatment of some of the same medical issues, however, and it is similarly restricted by a severe prohibition in US federal law. Ayahuasca

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29
Aug

On Cannabis's "Toxicity"

This article originally published at the-libertarian.co.uk. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has never exactly had the reputation of an unbiased authority on drug use, and this is not simply because of its name. As CNN’s Sanjay Gupta recently pointed out, the agency is responsible for approving every scientific study on marijuana, and 94% of current studies deal ostensibly with the drug’s

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27
Aug

Psilocybin Restricted Despite Medical Benefits

This article originally published here: http://the-libertarian.co.uk/psilocybin-still-strictly-prohibited-despite-medical-potential/ Two very similar chemicals, psilocybin and psilocin, are the active psychedelic ingredients in many species of mushroom.* Upon seeing the common term “magic mushrooms,” or simply “shrooms,” readers may think of familiar references to the recreational use of the fungi, such as  the Jefferson Airplane song White Rabbit. The former Harvard psychology professor and LSD

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21
Aug

On LSD's Medical Potential

This article originally published at the-libertarian.co.uk. As I mentioned in a recent article, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is funding MDMA PTSD research as its top priority. However, the organization also seeks to allow the medical use of certain other Schedule I drugs. These include the well-known psychedelic drug LSD, so called as an abbreviation for its German name, Lysergsäure-diathylamid

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9
Aug

MDMA Still Harshly Restricted, Despite Medical Benefits

This blog post originally appeared at http://the-libertarian.co.uk. It is perhaps common knowledge that marijuana, though not legally available for recreational use, is now widely used for medical purposes. Twenty US states have signed effective medical marijuana measures into law, as well as the District of Columbia, along with a variety of other nations including Canada, Austria and the Czech Republic. The

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