THE MAINSTREAMING OF PSYCHEDELICS

THE MAINSTREAMING OF PSYCHEDELICS

The mainstreaming of psychedelics, a goal often pronounced by Rick Doblin, PhD, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), seems to be well under way. MAPS is working toward that goal by developing medical, legal and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful use of psychedelics as well as cannabis. More info @ http://hightimes.com/medicinal/the-mainstreaming-of-psychedelics/

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The United Kingdom recently passed a blanket ban on all psychoactive substances unless they’re explicitly exempted, despite sharp criticism from advocates and researchers. (One notable exception is “poppers”—alkyl nitrite inhalants—thanks to a successful protest by the gay community.) Although the UK hosted events at the summit proudly proclaiming its new evidence-blind policy, the country’s law-enforcement agencies have delayed implementing the bill because, as they rightfully assert, the ban is unenforceable: If we can’t keep drugs out of prisons, how can we hope to eliminate them from the planet?