Tag: LSD

25
Jan

Ibogaine Still Illegal in US, Despite Medical Potential

This article first appeared at http://the-libertarian.co.uk. Readers are probably familiar with LSD and MDMA (ecstasy), and may have heard of recent research on their medical uses. A lesser-known psychedelic drug, though, also shows potential despite federal prohibition. Ibogaine, extracted from the root bark of the iboga plant, shows great promise in treating drug addiction. Tabernanthe iboga, a tropical shrub, is

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12
Jan

On Anniversary of Albert Hofmann’s Birthday, Psychedelics Still Relevant

This weekend marked the birthday of the inventor of LSD. Albert Hofmann, a Swiss chemist, was known for his discovery of both the chemical synthesis process and psychoactive effects of the well-known psychedelic drug. For his achievements, he was named the top living genius, tied with the inventor of the World Wide Web, by The Telegraph in 2007. He would

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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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