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Should We Legalize Psychedelics For Science?

Studies seem to suggest that psychedelics can help people recover from addiction or mental illnesses. So should they be legalized for science?

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Do Psychedelics Expand the Mind by Reducing Brain Activity?

“What would you see if you could look inside a hallucinating brain? Despite decades of scientific investigation, we still lack a clear understanding of how hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), mescaline, and psilocybin (the main active ingredient in magic mushrooms) work in the brain.”

Drugs in Early Americas Included ‘Magic’ Mushrooms and Toad Skins

From hallucinogenic mushrooms and cacti to alcohol-infused enemas and psychoactive dried toad skins, the array of consciousness-altering substances that people in the early Americas used was wider than thought, a new report suggests.

The Drug of Choice for the Age of Kale

“Leanna Standish, a researcher at the University of Washington School of Medicine, estimated that “on any given night in Manhattan, there are a hundred ayahuasca ‘circles’ going on.” The main psychoactive substance in ayahuasca has been illegal since it was listed in the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, but Standish…recently applied for permission from the F.D.A. to do a Phase I clinical trial of the drug-which she believes could be used in treatments for cancer and Parkinson’s disease.”

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