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I wonder if the incoming US administration would ever consider dialing back the war on drugs long enough to allow some medical research? Nah. Not likely.

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  • As close as we're getting, right now:

    M.A.P.S. maps.org

    This week (Oct. 5, 2016), we reached an important milestone in our work to make MDMA-assisted psychotherapy an approved treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On October 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted our request for an End of Phase 2 meeting to agree on the design of our upcoming Phase 3 trials, the final stage of research required to make MDMA-assisted psychotherapy a legal prescription treatment for PTSD. The meeting is scheduled for November 29, and Phase 3 trials expected to begin early next year.

    MAPS' Phase 3 clinical trials will require many new researchers trained in the principles and practice of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. Last month, 31 therapists in training to be Phase 3 researchers participated in the MAPS Therapist Training Program (pictured above). Four additional participants were also in our ongoing therapist training study, also treated in preparation for Phase 3.

    In the October 2016 edition of the MAPS Email Newsletter, you'll also learn:

    The first pair of participants receive their second experimental treatment in our new study of MDMA combined with Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy (CBCT) for PTSD

    The 11th participant is treated in our ongoing trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening illness

    The 12th participant is enrolled in our ongoing study of MDMA-assisted therapy for social anxiety in adults on the autism spectrum

    Participant screening begins at the Phoenix, Ariz., site of our upcoming trial of smoked marijuana for symptoms of PTSD in U.S. veterans

  • One only needs to look at the appointments in Health and expected in Justice to know it is unlikely they will dial back anything regarding drugs. Time will tell but so far not optimistic. Looks like a "hawkish" cabinet on everything just as promised.

  • Not likely is exactly right Ed. The DEA's got their head up their ass so far, it cut off oxygen to the brain. There theory is that everything is a schedule 1 drug until proven otherwise. Of course you can't prove it safe, because you can't test it because it's a schedule 1 drug. Pretty lame bullshit, if you ask me. I can't believe were allowed to drink coffee and tea, you know, all that caffeine ain't good for you.

    I have several bone mets, and I have no pain at all. I'll thank CBD's for that. And the DEA can kiss my ass. I would also like to add, that I never had the opportunity to enjoy shrooms, but at 57, I still would like to try them.

    Peace, Joe

  • Hi Joe. I heard something about one of Trump's possible cabinet appointees (Sessions?) being so prohibitionist that he would invoke Federal law to send out jack booted stormtroopers to close down even medical marijuana dispensaries. I hope that doesn't come to pass. It does incline me to go out and get a MM card.

  • If you haven't noticed, all of The Twits appointments, are grossly unqualified for their positions. When Donald said he was going to drain the swamp, he didn't say it would drain into his cabinet. I feel somewhat sorry for the poor bastards who are going to lose the Medicare they have after voting for him. Ha, no I'm not.

  • How about cigarette smoking it is proven to cause cancer in humans not lab animals. The tobacco industry is to strong so we can't touch smoking. If anything should be a schedule 1 drug that is it.

    Dennis

  • I have been taking CBD 50+ mg and turkey tail mushroom capsules since 2011 and I found out I had stage 4 prostate cancer with bone mets. In many ways CBD is better than norco for pain. Unfortunately the growers of CBD and mushrooms don't have the bribe money the pharmaceutical company's do

    Dennis

  • Unfortunately, I live in Corruptionville, NJ. AKA Christieland.

    If you don't stroke Christies ego, or line his pockets, nothing gets done. So, I use the other route. It's not right in many peoples eyes, quite a few here, but I'm pain free. Here, we have to dab, or vaporize wax. It's the same stuff, but also high in THC, a downfall for some folks. When I was Dx 2010, I was a cigarette smoker, and told to start smoking pot again by a Phd. I quit the cigs in short order, and 'the pot', a few years after.

    I would much prefer to do this the right way, but there isn't one for me. As long as the GOP has big pharma in their pocket, it's going to be a long haul.

    Joe

  • Joe you can order CBD online at ( hemplifetoday.com ). CBD is legal to use in all 50 states as long as it only has trace amounts of THC in it. I also get CBD from ( CWhemp.com ) the makers of Charlottes Web. The Stanley Brothers are CWHEMP.COM. Because of them CBD is being studied for its medical uses. If you have some time look up Dr Sanjay Gupua and his 3 part series weed 1, 2, AND 3.

    DENNIS

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