Does cannabis-based medicine, when added to an opioid pain management regimen, significantly:1. Reduce opioid use.2. Reduce opioid overdoses and deaths.3. Improve Quality of Life (QoL).4. Decrease cost to society.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Foundation (MAPS) have paved the way for studying an "illicit drug" with properties proving effective in treating PTSD. MAPS is now doing FDA approved clinical trials and will soon be able to answer the research question: does MDMA improve symptoms of PTSD.
Cannabis and MDMA (aka Ecstasy) were both on the radar screen of researchers - but took a detour in the 60's. So there is an understandable social concern when considering illicit drugs as medications. But medications are simply defined as “substances used for medical treatment.” Rick, Ismail, Leslie and Team are proving that MAPS persistence and patience pays off. They are inspirational.