Medicine/Healing

Cancer patients extralegally seeking psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy amid DEA suit

Without giving endorsement to these unregulated practitioners, Dr… indicated that some within the underground “certainly know what they’re doing” while others “probably don’t”. Giving a stern warning to the clinicians attending, Dr… advised that those who interact with underground practitioners do so “at their own risk” given the illegality of the practice.

By way of contrast, others are less concerned and see underground therapists as “heroes of conscience who risked their necks to give medicine [where] no one else would”… Despite state and federal laws prohibiting this practice, underground therapists are compassionately assisting an under-served community. These care-givers feel morally compelled to act on their expertise even though they actively risk their lives and freedom to do so. Driven to help those who have been failed by modern medicine, underground therapists understand that psilocybin has been utilized for millennia as a medicine and, indeed, a sacrament.

Original Article (Maps of the Mind):
Living in peace: cancer patients extralegally seeking psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy amid DEA suit
Artwork Fair Use: Davidbena

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