Marijuana is legal. Could magic mushrooms be medicine next? The Wake Up for Monday, Nov. 20, 2023Posted by On

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In a few decades, we’ve radically altered our perception of drugs.

For years, illegal weed was purely the purview of stoner culture (as immortalized in the movie “Dazed and Confused”), unless you were studying abroad in Amsterdam.

In 2016, Ohio legalized medical marijuana, licensing dispensaries to serve patients with a state-ordained list of illnesses. And seven years later, we legalized recreational marijuana for anyone 21 or older to use as they wish.

As our attitudes toward marijuana have shifted, are they also changing for psychedelic drugs?

Growing research, including at the Cleveland Clinic, shows massive promise.

For example, patients with clinical depression that has persisted despite a wide manner of drugs and therapy have found relief for the first time in decades.

Minds are being changed among both well-respected scientists and the mainstream government funding agencies.

– Laura

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LSD, etc.: As the public grows more accepting of marijuana, a growing number of researchers think a different kind of drug may be a game-changer for psychiatry, reports Gretchen Cuda Kroen. An expanding number of clinical research…

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