The Food and Drug Administration in the US has approved a Harvard study looking into the palliative effects of MDMA on terminal cancer patients. Research is continuing on Ecstacy treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder as well. Check the MDMA Research site for more details.
Researchers are hoping to expand their research into other areas of beneficial psychotropic uses. Studies into psychedelic drugs have only happened since 2002. Up til then, they haven't been permitted for study since the 1970s.
About bloody time.