‘Magic mushroom’ chemicals could be legal sooner than you think, if scientists have their way

*mushroom picture not for identification purposes

So if the called-for reclassification does indeed take place, psilocybin would go from being treated like an outlawed narcotic to – basically – a prescription sleeping pill.

“We should be clear that psilocybin is not without risks of harm, which are greater in recreational than medical settings,” Johnson says. “But relatively speaking, looking at other drugs both legal and illegal, it comes off as being the least harmful in different surveys and across different countries.” “We believe that the conditions should be tightly controlled and that when taken for a clinical reason, it should be administered in a health care setting, monitored by a person trained for that situation,” says Johnson.

Original Article (Science Alert):
‘Magic mushroom’ chemicals could be legal sooner than you think, if scientists have their way
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