Monthly Archives: January 2020

‘They broke my mental shackles’: could magic mushrooms be the answer to depression?

New trials have shown the drug psilocybin to be highly effective in treating depression, with Oakland the latest US city to in effect decriminalise it last week. Some researchers say it could become ‘indefensible’ to ignore the evidence – but how would it work as a reliable treatment? Lying on a bed in London’s Hammersmith […]

A team of Johns Hopkins researchers is calling for magic mushrooms to be made legally available as medicine

It’s not every day that a team of top-notch scientists calls for an illegal psychedelic drug to be made available as medicine. But earlier this year, some of the leading researchers at Johns Hopkins University – people who’ve pioneered some of the highest-caliber studies on psychedelics’ therapeutic mental health potential – suggested that’s what should happen for a drug […]