A private non-profit research group seeking to conduct a final phase of clinical trials of MDMA, the main ingredient in the recreational drug ecstasy, got a major boost from Silicon Valley and Wall Street donors.
The war on drugs which stopped research on psychedelics was "one of the worst examples of censorship of human research in the history of science," according to the authors of a commentary in the journal Cell.
While the overdose itself was an unpleasant experience, the trip may have had "positive effects" on the chronic foot pain that the woman was suffering from, according to a case study report.
A new research center funded by private donors will study possible psilocybin therapies at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Results could one day lead to novel treatments or therapies for reducing domestic violence, the lead author said.
Scientists would research it even more if the law would let them.
Researchers looking at the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs found increased neural signals in the brain scans of people given them.
A letter published in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal has claimed that psychedelic drugs are safer than currently thought.