Psychology

Stigma against psychedelics could fade with decriminalization in Vancouver, B.C., experts say

Decriminalization of some hard drugs in British Columbia could help reduce stigma around psychedelic substances that have medicinal value, but have been caught up in the war on drugs, experts say.

 Zach Walsh, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and a scientist with the B.C. Centre on Substance Use said, “So when the war on drugs falls apart, you see decriminalization, you see more acceptance of psychedelics. They could have benefits for mental health. They’re both symptoms of a larger shift in public attitudes.”

Original Article (Vancouver Sun):
Stigma against psychedelics could fade with decriminalization in B.C., experts say
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