A rather scary development from the US military where they seem to be on the same path as those who think taking THC out of cannabis is a good idea.

There’s a reason nature created these palnts with certain psychotropic effects but we presume telling the USA military that won’t make much of a difference when they have just cadged alomost $US30 million of taxpayers money in order to have a play.

What this report from Marijuana Moment doesn’t allude to, as all readers of Kesey, Ginsberg & Leary will know is that the US military already went down this path over half a century ago

MM write….

Funded by $26.9 million from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a new project announced this month “aims to create new medications to effectively and rapidly treat depression, anxiety, and substance abuse without major side effects,” according to a University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine press release.

“Although drugs like ketamine and potentially psilocybin have rapid antidepressant actions, their hallucinogenic, addictive, and disorienting side effects make their clinical use limited,” said Brian L. Roth, a professor of pharmacology at UNC School of Medicine and the research project’s leader. “Our team has developed innovative methods and technologies to overcome these limitations with the goal of creating better medications to treat these neuropsychiatric conditions.”

Research into the possible therapeutic effects of currently illicit drugs such as ketamine, psilocybin, MDMA and others has expanded tremendously during the past decade. Nonprofit groups such as the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies have led the way, with university researchers and drugmakers entering the mix more recently.

Read the full report at

Military Invests $27M To Develop New Class Of Psychedelics-Inspired Drugs

 

There”s always this you tube favourite with British soldiers as guinea pigs