First magic mushroom depression trial hits stumbling block

LONDON (Reuters) – The world’s first clinical trial designed to explore using a hallucinogen from magic mushrooms to treat people with depression has stalled because of British and European rules on the use of illegal drugs in research.

David Nutt, president of the British Neuroscience Association and professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, said he had been granted an ethical green light and funding for the trial, but regulations were blocking it.

“We live in a …

via The Cuckoo’s Nest http://thecuckoosnest.forumotion.com/t1691-first-magic-mushroom-depression-trial-hits-stumbling-block

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