Poll: Nearly 40 Percent of Americans Approve Use of Psychedelics for Medical Purposes

Americans seem to be warming up to the idea of using psychedelic drugs to treat a variety of medical conditions, according to a recent poll conducted by USA Rx.

Thirty-nine percent of both Republicans and Democrats now favor the use of some drugs that alter perception, mood, and affect cognitive function to treat a variety of medical conditions including major depression.

Known as psychedelics, drugs like marijuana, Psilocybin (mushrooms), Ayahuasca, Peyote, DMT, LSD, and Ketamine have been used throughout history in various rituals and are generally considered safe by experts, according to a 2016 paper by David Nichols for the National Institute of Health.

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