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Scientists' agony over ecstasy

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Until science can freely study drugs like MDMA, their great therapeutic potential will stay untapped

There are some goals most scientists share when they embark on their career: to advance your field, to make discoveries, to innovate and to increase knowledge. All of which help towards the scientist's ultimate aim: to improve quality of life for some or all of society.

You might reasonably assume that the law supports these goals – but you'd be wrong. One example is the law relating to the scheduling of drugs – grouping substances according to their current or potential use as medicines. You would expect this law to reflect current research on these substances while enabling more work to be carried out. But when it comes to Schedule I drugs like MDMA (ecstasy), LSD and magic mushrooms, we face almost exactly the opposite situation.

Research into these drugs requires not only a high level of security, but also that the institutions involved buy a licence costing several thousand pounds not required for researching other drugs. Paradoxically, the other schedules include more harmful substances such as heroin. Funders often shy away from such research because of the red tape, associated higher costs, and the perception that it is possible to be stigmatised for supporting such work.

Read on... www.guardian.co.uk/com...

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Auld RJ and his wee coktail sausage.

Your words m8.

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Nutt loves teh bakes & trips.

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haha know the feeling RJ

was Fun trying tho lol

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lol.. fuck sake RJ.

ahh Wayne, thought you were slabbering LF.

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Lol

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/crywank

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a buck? fucksakes man after the amount of drugs, drink & weed i used to consume on a big nite out youd be lucky if i could raise my middle finger let alone be arsed sliding my cocktail sausage into some hairy hole

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loada beer, bag o grass and some good classic scifi movies and theres zero come downs

U forgot take away good and a buck

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Yes Takki, it's correct grammar, thus the compliment.

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im loving the 4meodmt, very nice trip they are

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They are already testing MDMA to treat war veterans coming back from afghanistan and iraq in the US. Helps alot with post traumatic stress disorder from IED's and the like.

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Yeah, until the comedown

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Good apostrope work in the title here.

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If you know how to take em right, the come down is no big deal.

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loada beer, bag o grass and some good classic scifi movies and theres zero come downs

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That sounds like a comedown to me in itself

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WayneFuckinDtoday @ 4 p.m.
Good apostrope work in the title here.

1. That was copied from guardian.co.uk website so take it up with them Wayne... and 2. Is that not correct grammar anyway??!

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depends who owns the barnies, no?

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it is correct

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