Clinical trials are underway - so start lining up, hippies. This time they are being explored in labs for their therapeutic applications rather than being used illegally, Brown wrote.
"The past 15 years have seen a quiet resurgence of psychedelic drug research as scientists have come to recognize the long-underappreciated potential of these drugs," Brown wrote. "In the past few years, a growing number of studies using human volunteers have begun to explore the possible therapeutic benefits of drugs such as LSD [and] psilocybin."
Much remains unclear, but scientists do believe they have somewhat similar psychoactive effects that make them potential "therapeutic tools," Brown wrote.
Though still in their preliminary stages, studies in humans suggest that the day when people can schedule a psychedelic session with their therapist to overcome a serious psychiatric problem may not be that far off.