Are Psychedelic Drugs Good For Your Mind?
good for you? It's such a hippie relic of a question that it's almost
embarrassing to ask. But a quiet psychedelic renaissance is beginning
at the highest levels of American science, including the National Institute
of Mental Health (NIMH) and Harvard, which is conducting what is thought
to be its first research into therapeutic uses of psychedelics (in this
case, Ecstasy) since the university fired Timothy Leary in 1963. But should
we be prying open the doors of perception again? Wasn't the whole thing
a disaster the first time?
The answer to both questions is yes. The study of psychedelics in the '50s and '60s eventually devolved into the drug free-for-all of the '70s. But the new research is careful and promising.
This excerpt is from an article originally published by Time Magazine. Please read the full article here.
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