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The Business of Drugs

Synthetics (Season 1, Episode 2)
TV Episode | Documentary, Crime

The Business of Drugs examines the history of and market for synthetic drugs. It discusses the development of the first psychedelic drugs by Alexander Shulgin. It examines how MDMA was declared illegal despite research suggesting its ...See moreThe Business of Drugs examines the history of and market for synthetic drugs. It discusses the development of the first psychedelic drugs by Alexander Shulgin. It examines how MDMA was declared illegal despite research suggesting its beneficial medical effects. It also looks at the rise of synthetic analogs and artificial cannabis. It also discusses how psychedelic drugs can be used in PTSD treatment. Written by Shatterdaymorn See less
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Jul 14, 2020 (Germany)

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14 cast members
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Amaryllis Fox
Self - Host Self - Host   See fewer
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Alexander Shulgin
Self - Chemist (archive footage) Self - Chemist (archive footage)   See fewer
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Paul F. Daley
Self - Research Director & Chemist, Alexander Shulgin Institute Self - Research Director & Chemist, Alexander Shulgin Institute   See fewer
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Ann Shulgin
Self - Author Self - Author   See fewer
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Yasmin Hurd
Self - Director, Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai Self - Director, Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai   See fewer
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Nicole
Self - Psychonaut Self - Psychonaut   See fewer
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Hamilton Morris
Self - Psychedelic Chemist Self - Psychedelic Chemist   See fewer
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Rodrigo Canales
Self - Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management Self - Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management   See fewer
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J.T.
Self - Spice Dealer Self - Spice Dealer   See fewer
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David Kokel
Self - Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology UCSF Self - Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology UCSF   See fewer
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Roy Gerona
Self - Director, UCSF Toxicology Lab Self - Director, UCSF Toxicology Lab   See fewer
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Bryce Pardo
Self - Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corp. Self - Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corp.   See fewer
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Mr. X
Self - Molly Dealer Self - Molly Dealer   See fewer
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Jonathan M. Lubecky
Self - U.S. Army Sergeant Self - U.S. Army Sergeant   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 93 votes