President Joe Biden’s youngest brother said the president was “very open-minded” in conversations about therapeutic psychedelics. Associated Press. In a phone interview with Sirius XM’s Michael Smerkonish program on Wednesday, Frank Biden was candid about his brother’s views.
“He’s very open-minded,” Frank Biden replied when pressed by Smerkonish about his discussion with the president’s brother about the medical benefits of psychedelics. “Go ahead. I don’t want to talk. We’re talking brother to brother. Brother to brother,” said Frank Biden, suggesting that the general public has a more regressive attitude than the president. “The question is, is the world and the United States ready for this? But just as important is recognizing the fact that we are all the same people and that we are all the same.
The call with Frank Biden came shortly after host Smerkonish interviewed the journalist. wall street journal He recently went viral on why Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and workers, and the tech industry at large, are using psychedelics without prejudice, not just because it’s fun, but because it makes work better and leads to breakthroughs. I wrote an article.
The issue is drawing attention among people of all political backgrounds, from socialists to liberals, Democrats and Republicans, and people are more interested than ever in President Biden’s take on psychedelics. ing. In Congress, left-wing Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and far-right Republican Rep. Matt Gates of Florida have both proposed similar bills on the role of psychedelics in treating veterans. Ocasio-Cortez submitted an amendment to facilitate future research on hallucinogenic substances such as MDMA, psilocybin and ibogaine. Gates submitted an amendment to investigate the therapeutic potential of magic mushrooms and MDMA for military personnel.
Last week, the FDA released its first guidelines for clinical research into therapeutic psychedelics. Additionally, the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a spending bill that includes an amendment that would allow U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients in legal states. Even traditionally Republican states such as Utah and Missouri are considering commissioning studies investigating the role psilocybin can play in treating veterans with PTSD. Earlier this year, Oregon became the first state in the United States to legalize psilocybin for adults, and voters in Colorado decriminalized psilocybin last year, and more states are sure to follow suit.
But PTSD isn’t the only medical condition that can be treated with psychedelics. Both ketamine and DMT show great promise for the treatment of depression. Newly published research suggests that psilocybin may be an effective treatment option for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). And while many socially ignorant Americans may still associate psychedelics with the apocalyptic warnings of the “Just Say No” era, many studies have shown that it may actually treat addiction. shows. Studies have shown that psilocybin may have a positive impact on the treatment of alcoholism (in case you don’t know, AA’s originator said that LSD helps treat alcoholism). I even believed it could be cured).
Research on addiction is particularly important to Frank Biden, who also said in an interview that he “did a lot of research” on the subject “because I was recovering from alcoholism for many years.” rice field. President Biden also doesn’t drink, and said during his campaign with President Obama in 2008, “There are enough alcoholics in my family.”
The Biden Administration Already Funds the National Institutes of Health and Others Researching psychedelic drugs treatment possibilities. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the Associated Press report, but Frank Biden’s words offer hope that psychedelic rescheduling and even legalization could be more than a pipe dream. ing.