Effects of Schedule I drug laws on neuroscience research and treatment innovation

@article{Nutt2013EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of Schedule I drug laws on neuroscience research and treatment innovation},
  author={David J. Nutt and Leslie A King and David E. Nichols},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={14},
  pages={577-585}
}
Many psychoactive drugs are used recreationally, particularly by young people. This use and its perceived dangers have led to many different classes of drugs being banned under national laws and international conventions. Indeed, the possession of cannabis, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (MDMA; also known as ecstasy) and psychedelics is stringently regulated. An important and unfortunate outcome of the controls placed on these and other psychoactive drugs is that they make research into… 

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