It was almost fifty years ago when Timothy Leary conducted psilocybin research at Harvard University.  His study became controversial and was eliminated within a few years.  Now, psychedelic drug research may be returning to Harvard.  Dr. John Halpern is a psychedelic researcher who conducted groundbreaking research in 2005 studying peyote use by Native Americans in a religious context.  More recently, Dr. Halpern conducted an FDA-approved Harvard project studying the effects of MDMA on dying cancer patients.  Now, he's seeking approval from Harvard to launch a new project, studying the effects of LSD on patients suffering from extreme cluster headaches.


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