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Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was first synthesised in 1938 by Albert Hoffman at the Sandoz AG Pharmaceutical Company in Basel, Switzerland LSD was the 25th lysergic acid derivative developed by Hoffman during a discovery project for pharmacologically active derivatives of lysergic acid which would act as a circulatory and respiratory stimulant…

Get Project Twenty21 Updates via Email Project Twenty21 May Update We are well over the 2500 mark now with the number of patients registered with the project. Thank you for everything you do as supporters of Drug Science to help us spread the word about medical cannabis and Project Twenty21. Our research…

Authors Fabian Pitter Steinmetz, Maja Kohek Published May 3, 2022 BackgroundThe supply chains addressing the global demand for major recreational drugs are hardly addressed due to international contracts, particularly the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. Currently applied regulatory changes have several disadvantages ranging from political tensions to the neglect of…

Topline Results from COMPASS Pathways Phase IIb Trial   By Olivia Gorzynska In November 2021, COMPASS Pathways, a mental health care company, published a press release announcing results from its phase IIb trial on psilocybin therapy for treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound found in mushrooms of…

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