The New York Times: How Should We Do Drugs Now?

Summary: In The New York Times, bestselling author Michael Pollan considers the multiple possible paths of integrating psychedelics, as well as other currently illegal substances, into society after decades of damage from the war on drugs.

“The straightest and least controversial path to folding psilocybin, as well as MDMA, into society is the medical route, which passes through the Food and Drug Administration drug approval process,” explains Pollan. “These drugs are already well along in that process, and both should be approved for use in psychotherapy within a few years — MDMA to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and psilocybin to treat depression and addiction.”

Originally appearing here.