Fran wrote: Euphoriameantime wrote: Fran wrote:
TheMadHatter wrote:Yes, especially marijuana. It is valuable medically and seems to be in high demand. Plus I don't think the government should dictate what people are allowed to put in their own bodies.
I would agee with you but with the caveat that I don't see why the state should pay for medical treatment for people who repeatedly & willingly abuse their physical or mental health.
I don't think all drugs should be legalized. But Marijuana, LSD (not synthetic), and mushrooms.... These are three natural occuring drugs that are considered non-addictive. There is absolutely no risk for physical dependency.
I also don't think it's right that tobacco is legal. Cigarettes are the most addictive substance in the world at 99%. The only other drug that comes close is methamphetamine at 98% So, why is the most addictive drug legal. and the least addictive drug illegal? Does that really sound like the governments acting in our best interest or simply following the money.
I'm no expert but somehow I don't think you are correct there ... there are huge psychological risks whatever about physical risk and mental illnessess treatments are hugely expensive.
He's not saying that there isn't a risk for psychological issues, which there is. Psychedelics can bring about issues such as depression, bipolar-ism, and schizophrenia. But be sure to make this distinction: drugs do not create these disorders, they were always with the person, drugs just bring them about. You know the saying how you figure out who you truly are on drugs? Well, it can be a bad thing, too.
What he IS saying is that there is no chance for physical dependency, which is right. Your body cannot crave these kinds of drugs, it's simply not possible. Of course, you do see people that ARE addicted to these drugs, but they are mentally addicted to it, and if you think about it, you can be addicted to anything. I sometimes catch a show called "Strange addictions" where people are addicted to really odd things, such as eating toilet paper. But that doesn't mean we should make toilet paper illegal.
But he didn't consider (or at least in that post) that the argument isn't just about addiction, it's about the effects. Society has skewed the effects of psychedelics to suggest that you go crazy under the influence of them. For anyone who has actually done them (like myself), you'd know that this is far from the truth. But the concern still stands: you don't want someone showing up to work and everyone's faces are melting.
With all this said, I support the legalization of all drugs. People should be able to make their own decisions.