History of Psychedelics in Uruguay
Since the 1990s we have been witnessing what some researchers call the “renaissance of psychedelic studies” in the field of scientific research. Academics from all over the world are currently investigating different substances (for example psilocybin, ibogaine, ayahuasca, MDMA), for clinical uses of conditions such as depression, addictions, post-traumatic stress, among others. This is a revival of the psychedelic agenda, since between 1950 and until the 1970s were banned these substances, a considerable number of researchers dedicated themselves to studying them, after Albert Hofmann discovered LSD.
Our research group intends to reconstruct the history of clinical studies in Uruguay. Based on it, it will be much easier for us to think about the role of psychedelics today, and their future in their possible therapeutic applications.