This Week in Psychedelics

Good news for Psilocybin decriminalization in Oklahoma. And newly released research results for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy treating PTSD.

March 11, 2022

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The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved a bill to decriminalize low-level possession of psilocybin and promote research into its therapeutic potential, sending the bill to the Senate. Here’s more:

Phase 3 clinical trials have indicated that MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can substantially reduce PTSD symptoms compared to psychotherapy with a placebo. But is it cost-effective? The results may surprise you. Check it out:

We know MDMA-assisted psychotherapy can reduce PTSD symptoms, but can it reduce eating disorder symptoms? This randomized placebo-controlled trial with PTSD suggests it could. Here’s more:

Did You Know?

Did you know that the myth of witches flying on broomsticks may have come from a hallucinogenic ointment?

Scopolamine, now a common ingredient in travel-sickness medications, was once used in European witchcraft to make a “flying ointment”. According to contemporary accounts, witches would smear the ointment onto their broom handle, before sitting on the broom and rubbing it on themself—and high concentrations of scopolamine in the ointment could have produced in the user delusions of flight.