Soon, You Might Be Able To Buy Molly At Your Local Pharmacy
Soon, molly may be more than just a fun drug to do at raves and parties. New research released by the Canadian Medical Association Journal compares studies done across America, Canada, and Europe over the last five years. Their findings indicate that psychedelic drugs including MDMA (a.k.a. molly), LSD, and hallucinogenic mushrooms may be able to be used for medicinal purposes, treating ailments including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and addictions like alcoholism and nicotine dependence.
Psychedelics was previously ruled a Schedule 1 drug (meaning that they’re highly addictive and have no medical benefits) by the DEA, and there has been no real research on the benefits of hallucinogens since the 60s. The recent studies have indicated that tripping in a highly controlled setting may have beneficial effects.
Take molly, for example. According to the study, “More than 80 percent of PTSD patients who underwent two sessions of psychotherapy coupled with MDMA experienced a more than 30 percent drop in the severity of their symptoms, compared with 25 percent of those who didn’t take MDMA.”
It’s hard to refute those facts. Some doctors are interested in attempting to isolate the medical ingredients in psychedelics to get the positive effects without the high, while others see the trip itself as the beneficial factor.
“What’s being considered here is a total paradigm shift, where we’re talking about people having an experience and coming out the other side of that with a new skill set and a new way of thinking that can actually have them manage and move past some of those historical challenges,” said researcher Dr. Evan Wood, co-director of the Urban Health Research Initiative at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.
Just ten years ago, it would have been unthinkable that marijuana could be legalized any time soon, but at this rate, it seems highly unlikely that it won’t be mostly legal in another ten years’ time. But could molly ever go in direction of marijuana as an accepted medical substance? Or is America still too prudish to accept that tripping isn’t always bad?