The history of psychedelics

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The history of psychedelics
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References

Earlies evidence

DMT

Peyote

Salvia

Ayahuasca

MDMA

LSD

Psilocybin

Iboga

1950's and 1960's scientific research

Mid 1960s prohibition

  • All scientific psychedelic research on humans banned in U.S.
    Fadiman, J., Grob, C., Bravo, G., Agar, A., & Walsh, R. (2003). Psychedelic research revisited. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 35(2), 111-126.
  • October 1966 - LSD was considered as having a negative impact on the values of the Western middle class and declared a controlled substance in California. The rest of the world followed. After that, the LSD black market emerged. United States. (1968). Increased controls over hallucinogens and other dangerous drugs: Hearings, Ninetieth Congress, second session, on H.R. 14096 ... [and] H.R. 15355. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.
  • 1967 - Summer of Love-San Francisco. Around 100,000 people gathered, influenced by the movement and lifestyle.
    Selvin, J. (1994). Summer of love: the inside story of LSD, rock & roll, free love, and high times in the wild West. EP Dutton.
  • October 1970 - LSD was considered as having a negative impact on the values of the Western middle class and declared a controlled substance in California. The rest of the world followed. After that, the LSD black market emerged. End the Ban on Psychoactive Drug Research [online]
  • 1986 - Second Summer of Love-Britain. A renaissance of acid house music and rave parties. Supported MDMA and LSD use. Reynolds, S. (1998). Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Culture and Dance Music. Picador, London.

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