Illegal drugs are now used as medicine
“But researchers say that these physiological effects don’t fully explain how psilocybin can help someone quit smoking. “It’s not the drugs themselves that are producing all these therapeutic benefits. It’s usually the drug experience in combination with supportive psychotherapy,” study author Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D., a psychologist at Johns Hopkins University, told Healthline”
“In 1960 people were not that worried about drugs. So if you wanted to use some think-outside-the-box really creative experimentation, you weren’t really bumping up against taboos.” Jonathan Caulkins, Ph.D., a professor of operations research and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, and co-author of “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know,” told Healthline….The media and cultural craze surrounding psychedelics, though, would soon come to a crashing halt, possibly because of the intense popularity of these drugs….There were concerns and fears about these drugs being used in a much more liberal context — such as people taking it wherever and not knowing what they’re taking, and all of these things with black market acid and counterculture use of acid,” Erika Dyck, Ph.D., a professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan, who has been studying the history of LSD for about 15 years, told Healthline.