Could MDMA Be Available Over The Counter By 2021?

4 April 2016, 17:24 | Updated: 25 April 2016, 13:26

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Studies undertaken by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies have seen the drug used in the treatment of PTSD.

Ecstasy and MDMA might be synonymous with 90s raves, according to the Metro, the drug might soon become an everyday medicine in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Science Alert reports that a clinical study undertaken by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, in which 136 people were treated using MDMA, saw a marked improvement of their PTSD symptoms.

While the report stresses that all patients in the study were also given psychotherapy, it hopes MDMA - which is the pure form of Ecstasy - will be certified and "FDA-approved" in America within five years.

Iraq war veteran Tony Macie, who participated in the study said:"One of the first things I said when it kicked in was 'this is what I've been looking for".

He added: "I reconnected with myself and did a lot of internal work, and afterwards it was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders."

Watch the video posted by the MAPS below: