Research concerning the benefits of psychedelics like ecstasy, magical mushrooms, marijuana and LSD in the treatment of mood disorders have been in full swing since the 1970s. Last week, the Texas State Senate approved a measure to continue studies of hallucinogens as a possible treatment for veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang says that he will push for the legalization of certain psychedelics and drugs in controlled medical settings, including for therapeutic purposes when treating veterans suffering from PTSD.
“For decades, our city has failed the veterans who live here and suffer from staggeringly disproportionate rates of homelessness, mental health issues, and suicide,” Wang said in a statement from the New York Post, adding that “as mayor, I am going to recognize that investing in our veterans is an investment in the future of our city.”
In 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved psilocybin as a breakthrough therapy for major depressive disorder (MDD), as it showed potential for improvement when used over existing therapies and in a controlled setting.
As the US’ Memorial Day holiday is fast approaching, many will be using the time to remember those who have served their countries nationwide and abroad, which is why Yang is shedding light on mental health concerns related to the thousands of veterans living in the Big Apple.
“As Americans, we owe those who enlisted to fight for…