Interest in therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs on the rise, says research review (Dr. Evan Wood)

Research in Vancouver on psychedelic drugs as a possible treatment for mental illness is part of a worldwide renaissance of the formerly sidelined area.

“The door to research has opened and many have walked through,” says Mark Haden, board chairman of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Canada.

Dr. Evan Wood, a UBC professor and medical director of addiction services at Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care, wrote the Canadian Medical Association Journal analysis with co-authors Kenneth W. Tupper, Matthew W. Johnson and Richard Yensen.

Erin Ellis reports.

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