A Swiss court gave a suspended sentence to a psychotherapist who treated his high-society patients with LSD,
ecstasy and mescaline saying the illegal drugs "expanded the consciousness."
The Zurich court gave the 62-year-old therapist a 16-month suspended sentence and a 2,000 franc (around R15,000) fine for supplying the drugs during weekend therapy sessions between 2004 and 2008, the ATS news agency reported.
In court, the therapist said the illegal products were not drugs but "substances which allow the expansion of the consciousness." The court found him guilty of violating the law on therapeutic products. - (Sapa/AFP, July 2010)