MDMA could be sold as a legal, FDA-approved drug in just 5 years

MDMA could be sold as a legal, FDA-approved drug in just 5 years
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The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is one of the leaders behind the modern-day psychedelic research movement, and the scientists who have been heading the research investigating the therapeutic benefits of MDMA say that the drug could be an FDA-approved medicine in just 5 years.

In a MAPS video, Iraq war veteran Tony Macie discusses his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and experience with standard therapy versus psychedelic therapy.

Macie says he became really dependent on a lot of the medications used in standard therapy, and then he “kind of just fell off the radar.” That is, until the retired sergeant became a part of MARPS’ clinical trial which was testing MDMA as an attempt to help patients who hadn’t responded to the traditional therapies for PTSD.

So, the not-so-traditional therapy that was tested was pairing MDMA, the pure form of the illegal party drug known as ecstasy (commonly referred to as “Molly”), with psychotherapy.

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