David Nutt Explores Why Science Must Take the Lead When it Comes to Illegal Drugs


Drugs are bad, mmkay. Except, well, no they’re not. And here psychiatrist David Nutt, who worked as an advisor to the British government before he was was fired after claiming in a science paper that MDMA was statistically no more dangerous than an addiction to horse-riding, looks at the science behind making banned drugs legal.

Not for recreational use, but for use in psychiatry and here he explains how psychedelics like MDMA, magic mushrooms, and LSD should be made legal so researchers can study their beneficial effects in a rigorous and scientific manner.

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