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Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have recommended that psilocybin, the active compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms, be reclassified for medical use, potentially paving the way for the psychedelic drug to one day treat depression and anxiety and help people stop smoking.
The suggestion to reclassify psilocybin from a Schedule I drug, with no known medical benefit, to a Schedule IV drug, which is akin to prescription sleeping pills, was part of a review to assess the safety and abuse of medically administered psilocybin.
• Psilocybin mushrooms have been used for millennia for spiritual and medical purposes.
• Animal and human studies indicate low abuse and no physical dependence potential.
• Major national surveys indicate low rates of abuse, treatment-seeking and harm.
• Psilocybin may provide therapeutic benefits supporting its development as a new drug.
• Analysis supports the scheduling of psilocybin no more restrictively than Schedule IV.
(1) psilocybin has an abuse potential appropriate for CSA scheduling if approved as medicine;
(2) psilocybin can provide therapeutic benefits that may support the development of an approvable New Drug Application (NDA) but further studies are required which this review describes;
(3) adverse effects of medical psilocybin are manageable when administered according to risk management approaches; and
(4) although further study is required, this review suggests that placement in Schedule IV may be appropriate if a psilocybin-containing medicine is approved.
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: CriticalStinker
I think it's partially from the older generations of politicians and big pharma' agendas.
originally posted by: ccseagull
a reply to: dug88
Is there any danger of terrifying and intense reactions if micro dosing? Antidepressants are just a weak bandied for myself and several friends and I have been interested in mushrooms for the last year. Thanks
originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
Fun factoid: Psychedelic mushrooms were completely legal in The Netherlands until 2008. There were no problems until the government used the death of two tourists to say they had to be banned. They didn't perform a toxicology report for one of the tourists. In other words, they lied bowing to pressure from the UN and foreign countries.