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  • Could LSD Be the Right Prescription for the Terminally Ill?

    Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/could-...terminally-ill

    Could LSD Be the Right Prescription for the Terminally Ill?
    Opiates are the drugs of choice in battling pain in the terminally ill, but opiates render such patients dull and unresponsive. Hallucinogens could well offer a better path.
    Robert H. Lustig
    11.26.17 12:00 AM ET

    The ’60s was the golden age of LSD research. The U.S. government subsidized at least 116 experiments (that we know of) over this interval to unlock its secrets. Dr. Stanislav Grof, one of the early experimenters, described LSD as a “non-specific amplifier of the unconscious,” for both good and bad. The suggestion was that LSD might be a primary modulator of the unconscious mind, and unlocking its mysteries would answer the questions of who we are, why we are here, and what’s to become of us. Big questions indeed. Maybe too big to be left to scientists?...

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