This Week in Psychedelics

Why did the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse say the “train has left the station” on psychedelics?

January 21, 2022

This Week...

Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, said the “train has left the station” on psychedelics, and noted that more people are going to use substances such as psilocybin as the reform movement expands and additional attention is being drawn to its therapeutic benefits.  Here’s more:

Mydecine Innovations (NEO: MYCO) (OTCBB: MYCOF) announced this week that it signed a Letter of Intent with the Newly Institute to provide psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to patients under Health Canada’s Special Access Program.  Check it out:

Stating that he has a lot of empathy for those that are struggling with mental illness, Utah Congressman Brady Brammer, has introduced a bill that will create a task force to explore whether psychedelics ought to be considered as a viable treatment option for mental health, PTSD and other issues.  Here’s more:

Did You Know?

Did you know that in 1962, a short documentary about LSD was released in Czechoslovakia?

Directed by Vladimír Kabelík, the documentary shows Czech psychiatrists giving a student a dose of LSD, with special effects conveying the experience.

The movie was called Looking for Toxin X, with “Toxin X” representing the root of all mental disorders, and LSD being the mechanism that helps the doctors locate it.

What’s particularly interesting about this film is that the entire film crew was also given doses of LSD while they were filming the movie.

You can see the short documentary here: