Many people aiming for a full night of fatigue-free fun illegally take MDMA, marketed on the street as ecstasy or Molly. But if a reform group has its way, you could soon get the substance for lawful therapy.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), in fact, is welcoming you to attend or host a “psychedelic dinner” in April to help the cause.
MAPS has sponsored phase two clinical trials investigating the potential benefits of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder and is preparing to support large phase three trials.
Phase three trials precede Food and Drug Administration approval of drugs, and the best-case scenario for MAPS is federal legalization of MDMA for narrow medical purposes.