A Trip Through the Intoxicating History and Modern-Day Use of Psychedelic Plants and Substances
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BACK COVER #After decades of being stigmatized, psychedelics are coming into mainstream acceptance. Cannabis has been legalized for medical and recreational use in a number of states and the government is now allowing research into the medical applications of psychedelics for conditions like anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Modern-day science is beginning to research what traditional cultures have told us for years: Psychedelics have transformative healing properties.
The history of psychedelic plants and substances is full of colorful, fascinating facts and stories, and intriguing questions. Did the CIA really use LSD as an enhanced military interrogation technique?
Does Iboga hold promise as treatment for opioid addiction?
How can MDMA (Ecstasy) help people recover from traumatic experiences?
Why did the British Empire require their colonies to grow crops of cannabis?
Magic Medicine explores the storied history of psychedelic substances and provides a contemporary update about their revolutionary role in moder medicine, science, and culture.