In the wake of cannabis reforms, it appears that psychedelics may be the next target in the dismantling of the war on drugs.
…new policy may set a precedent that moves… one step closer to accepting psychedelics as medicinal substances, but historically these drugs were widely sought out for recreational and non-clinical purposes. And, if cannabis has taught us anything, medicalizing may simply be a short stop before decriminalizing and commercializing… consider what aspects of the psychedelic experience we want to preserve. Now may be a good time… to ensure that psychedelics don’t simply become another pharmaceutical option that profits private investors. Instead, we have an opportunity with psychedelics to rethink how a war on drugs has harmed individuals and communities and how we might want to build a better relationship…
Original Article (The Conversation):
Alberta’s new policy on psychedelic drug treatment for mental illness: Will Canada lead the psychedelic renaissance?
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