The Dark Side of Psychedelic Research, and How We Can Improve
Following the release of footage showing a patient in a study conducted by MAPS being inappropriately touched by two therapists, all Health Canada-approved MDMA trials have been halted for review. Multiple other participants have come forward with negative experiences, practitioners have pointed out flaws in the therapeutic techniques being used, and scientists have pointed out mishandlings of data representation in publications put out by research groups. As critical supporters of psychedelic research, we point out ways we can improve to ensure it is being done in the most ethical way possible and to ensure the industry survives as more than just another fad.
The original article can be found at: Terpenes and Testing Magazine
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