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Australia is falling behind in the medicinal use of psychedelic drugs

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Australia is falling behind in the medicinal use of psychedelic drugs.

Research into the positive effects of psychedelics, particularly in areas of mental health, is booming around the world.

But despite Australia’s strong contribution to medical research, this is one area we’re lagging behind in.

Dr Martin Williams from Monash University said it’s because the word “psychedelic” carries a stigma in Australia.

“It really represented the counter-culture of the 1960s,” Dr Williams told Ross and John.

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