Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry Supportive of Psilocybin

People are quickly waking up to the potential benefits of psilocybin.

In fact, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry just threw his support behind a bill that could create a study to look at psilocybin and its potential impact on veterans with PTSD.  While Perry has said he’s “historically been a very anti-drug person,” as quoted by the Texas Tribune, he said he “has seen through his longtime advocacy for veterans how psychedelic drugs can provide relief to former service members who have exhausted other options.” In addition to PTSD, psilocybin has also been found to help with anxiety, depression, and addiction.  

Helping, “As patents on many conventional antidepressants begin to expire – and public and regulatory opinion regarding psychedelics is changing – 2021 will be the time that psychedelic therapy casts a spotlight on the limitations of current mental-health care treatments, and highlights a bold alternative,” reports Wired UK.