Prescription Ecstasy and Other Pipe Dreams (MAPS Update)

By donkey rhubarb · Mar 30, 2007 · ·
  1. donkey rhubarb
    Are psychedelic drugs medicinal?
    By RU Sirius

    Can you picture yourself walking into the neighborhood pharmacy with prescriptions for ecstasy (MDMA) and psilocybin?

    If MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) has its way, the days of prescription psychedelics may not be too far away. For those who know the history of psychedelic research, this eventuality has been a long time coming. But others — who may only be familiar with the intense emotions and activities around the “War On Drugs” over the past several decades — may be surprised to learn how much progress MAPS has made.

    Jag Davies is the Director of Communications for MAPS, a non-profit research and education organization that assists scientists to design, obtain approval for, fund, conduct and report on research into the healing and spiritual potentials of psychedelics ir?t=neofilesradio-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0767907434 and marijuana. He joined Steve Robles, Jeff Diehl and myself on The RU Sirius Show.

    Let it be said that Mr. Davies has the patience of a saint (and a sense of humor). Despite the fact that we were unable to resist the urge to crack drug jokes throughout, Jag managed to convey vast quantities of important information about psychedelic research.

    Follow this link for the full interview:

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  1. Beeker

    MAPS should have people aware enough to edit that to psilocin.
  2. Nagognog2
  3. enquirewithin
  4. Beeker
    I swore it was the other way around. Learn something new every day :)
  5. donkey rhubarb
    Psilocin is destoryed once the mushroom is picked and turns blue as it interacts with oxygen.

    Psilocybin (4-PO-DMT) although stays realtivly stable in the mushroom much longer. Once eatan it is converted into psilocin (4-HO-DMT) in the body by dephosphorylation (removing the phosphate group through hydrolysis).

    SWIM has often daydreamed about the idea (or fact) that the mushroom keeps most of the psychoactive properties safe until it can be consumed...
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