These news items are related to research projects taking place at NYU and John Hopkins University where pscilocybin is being tested as a viable treatment for several depression and anxiety syndromes. So far the results from both are highly positive but you can be sure the propoganda machine will kick into gear should these projects begin to get more coverage. The greatest obstacle to continuing research into these alternative treatments is obviously the public's negative view of the substances being employed.
CNN on Psychedelics
NY Times - Hallucinogens Have Doctors Tuning In Again
Chicago Sun Times - Hallucinogens help cancer patients