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MAPS Bulletin Winter 2013: 2013 Annual Report
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December 9, 2013

MDMA Could Be Legalized By 2021

By: Ryan Railsback


YourEDM explores MDMA-assisted psychotherapy becoming a prescription treatment for people suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. The article details the timeline for current and future research into this treatment that must happen in order to make the therapy legally available.

Originally appearing here.

2013 has been a tremendous year for Electronic Dance Music, but it’s been an even bigger year for the one we know as “Molly.” Out of every concert or festival that was successful it seems the masses only took notice to one thing-MDMA‘s towering presence and it’s powerful, sometimes fatal effects. Well what if I told you this rapidly surfacing drug could be in pharmacies by 2021? How would your mom feel about that?

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) took to a reddit AMA to discuss their line of work and give us all the information we need to know about Psychedelics, including MDMA.

MDMA psychotherapy clinical trials are in ‘Phase 2′ as of now with two larger ‘Phase 3′ studies being required to prove safety and efficiency, which are set to occur between 2016 and 2020. There have been arguments for quite some time that the U.S gov’t should legalize all drugs and there are an infinite amount of valid statements that could be thrown on the table. A lot people are perplexed at the thought of legalizing drugs even crossing someones mind, but the truth is that this is one of the only options we have left because clearly prohibition does everything BUT help.

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