Some good points, Miguel

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Posted by pinksharkmark ( on March 16, 2001 at 12:09:58:

In Reply to: Johnny Come Lately Answer posted by Miguel on March 16, 2001 at 09:01:14:

i agree with many of your reasons as to why the pharmaceutical companies are not yet pursuing this avenue, with one exception:

"There are no conclusive scientific nor clinical studies to substantiate the claims some make."

This actually turns out not to be the case. While it may be true that there are no post-criminalization studies, there have been clinical trials done with LSD and migraines (unsure about psilocybin) in the fifties and sixties. Kenn took part in one.

I read just about everything I could get my hands on regarding the use of psychedelics when I first became interested in them around 1969 or so. I do recall reading abstracts regarding their use in many medical applications, vascular headaches being just one. I must admit that at the time, it was an aspect of their use that didn't excite me. It wasn't until I came across one of Flash's posts, and later one of Kenn's posts, here on the message board last year that I was reminded of the studies I had read over thirty years ago.

Can I point you to one of these abstracts? No, sorry. I can't for the life of me remember, three decades later, the authors or titles of the papers to which I refer, but I assure you they exist. Perhaps Dr. Russo or some other researcher at MAPS could help in providing a link.


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