Deconstructing the Iboga Alkaloid Skeleton: Potentiation of FGF2-induced Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Release by a Novel Compound (ACS Publications).
The prestigious British Medical Journal has just published a strongly worded argument in the name of medical science for an end to the virtual ban on research into psychedelic drugs which has been in force since 1967 when they were made illegal. Promising medical research into psychedelics was shut down and although some medical research has occurred since, often showing great potential, human trials and the development of medical applications has been impossible. […]
‘Chasing The Scream’ by Johann Hari (Bloomsbury Circus, 2015) should be required reading for anyone interested in the treatment and prevention of drug addiction. It takes a new look at the causes of what is now a global pandemic, and the failing ‘Drug War’ which spreads the infection.
As the Ibogaine for Afghanistan project continues to develop Al Jazeera reports on the heroin crisis in Afghanistan: It is the frontline of the war on drugs – and it is a battle authorities are losing.
Professor Salamat Azimi has been appointed as Minister of Counter Narcotics by the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. This could be good news for Afghanistan’s one million plus heroin addicts.
Is information and misinformation about Ibogaine about to go mainstream? Yesterday Fox News published an unusually informative (for them) piece about Ibogaine, closely following a sensational and muck racking piece in the Daily Beast published a few days previously.
The government of Nepal has recently granted official clearance to a project backed by the Ibogaine Foundation to legally establish at least one ibogaine treatment centre in Nepal and legally import ibogaine. More news to follow.
On March 10th, Rep. Paul Dame (R-Chittenden-8-2) and Rep. Joseph “Chip” Troiano (D-Caledonia-2) introduced H. 387 in the Vermon State legislature; an bill (PDF) relating to the dispensing of ibogaine for substance abuse treatment.
Unreported almost anywhere, in March 2014 the Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Sadeq Hussaini Rohani in Qom, Iran issued an extraordinary formal legal ruling (a “fatwa”) regarding the use of entheogens and psychoactive substances otherwise known as “psychedelics”. He ruled that it is permissible (“ḥalāl”) for Shi’i Muslims to use such substances, provided it be under the direction and supervision of qualified experts. He also ruled that such plant substances as a rule do […]