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…psychedelic… rush

The future of psychedelic therapy is also uncertain. While it seems likely that at least some psychedelic drugs will be approved for certain medical conditions in the years to come, it’s also possible that recreational use could be widely decriminalized or legalized. The status quo could also stay in place.

The companies and people hoping to make psychedelic-based mental health care mainstream say this trend is about far more than just the drugs themselves. A significant number of people oppose even the monitored use of psychedelics, including the 44 percent of Oregon residents who voted against the state’s recent measure to legalize a supervised psilocybin therapy model… There are also psychedelic advocates who believe that allowing companies… to do business will end up medicalizing and driving up the cost of psychedelics, which they think should be freely available.

Original Article (Vox):
Startups are betting on a psychedelic gold rush
Artwork Fair Use: Melissa Mansour

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