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Debate Score:47
Arguments:39
Total Votes:59
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Legalize Magic Mushrooms?

Yes

Side Score: 33
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No

Side Score: 14
4 points

Absolutely. It's bad enough having to be afraid of 'getting caught' when under the influence that can ruin a trip, but just having dried up shrooms is a felony.

Makes no sense. This shit grows out of cow shit and only becomes illegal once you collect them and dry them. Why are wet shrooms legal when they can possibly kill you?

As well, growing them hydroponically is safer, yet that it is even more illegal.

So legalize them and don't put any regulations or taxes on them.

Side: Yes

It's bad enough having to be afraid of 'getting caught' when under the influence that can ruin a trip

That happened to me once, I got really paranoid and thought that police were going to come out of the toilet and drains so I put all the towels in the toilet and sink.

Side: Yes
2 points

Good thing for me, I'm only paranoid when I'm sober.

Side: Yes
AndrewJ(42) Disputed
0 points

Just because you enjoy being reduced to a lesser state by fungus that grows out of cow crap doesn't mean the stuff should be legal. You stoners swear you're sooooooooo important. Also you wouldn't have to be afraid of 'getting caught' if you didn't do drugs in the first place.....Fool.

Side: No
2 points

Magic Mushrooms temporarily enhance your mind, and they are usually grow hydrolically rather than on cow shit, we ouldn't have to be worried about uniformed people like you who like to take away other people liberties if there wasn't so much propaganda, fool.

Side: Yes
ItJustGotSrs(23) Disputed
1 point

People shouldn't be prohibited from putting such a light, and natural substance in their own body. We should have the right to use this wonderful product of nature with no consequence from the law.

Side: Yes

Yes, Mushrooms are pretty harmless if used in moderation. Also, it is probably more dangerous if you consume the wrong ones. I would rather be able to buy a gram or two in a shop for a day off, instead of risking myself trusting a friend who cultivated his own. I would rather buy a pack of regulated Psilocybin Mushrooms, then have some sketchy dude sell them to me. You may argue that they distort reality and thus should be illegal. To be quite honest, DXM, which is much more dangerous than Psilocybin, is found in Cough Syrup, that can be abused, and that creates psychadelic effects. That too, distorts reality. So if you are against shrooms because of that, then you are for the prohibition of products containing DXM, including cough syrup which helps people.

Side: Yes
1 point

Wrong question. The question should be:

By what authority does the federal government prohibit drugs, including "magic mushrooms"?

Side: Yes
GuitaristDog(2546) Clarified
1 point

No authority, the constitution had to have an amendment added to it just to prohibit alcohol, and that amendment was repealed.

Side: Yes
0 points

Have you not heard of a man eating a homeless guys face off? And the student who ate his room mates brains after killing him? This was the effect of LSD and magic mushrooms contain psilocybin, the same compound in LSD that makes a person crazy with severe paranoia and anxiety. There is no use in them. They only cause trouble.

Side: No
Liber(1728) Disputed
5 points

Have you not heard of a man eating a homeless guys face off?

Shrooms had nothing to do with that. Misreported to have been under the influence of MDPV.

And the student who ate his room mates brains after killing him?

I don't know of any drug involved in this case, either.

This was the effect of LSD

I'll bet you've never done acid. Well, such effects as that are not the effects of LSD use.

magic mushrooms contain psilocybin, the same compound in LSD

Psilocybin is metabolized in the body as psilocin, the compound that affects the brain. Doesn't matter either way for your case, 'cause neither are LSD. Structurally, they are related; they both are tryptamines, meaning that they affect the serotonin receptors but, besides that, they both have different signatures.

makes a person crazy with severe paranoia and anxiety.

Not true.

There is no use in them.

They gave me a better life. They are extremely potent anti-depressants; they provide introspective insight into one's own life; they combat autism and migraines. There are many uses in them.

They only cause trouble.

The only trouble most people have to worry about when using such substances is the law.

Side: Yes
1 point

Have you not heard of a man eating a homeless guys face off?

Yeah, its called bathsalts.

This was the effect of LSD and magic mushrooms contain psilocybin, the same compound in LSD that makes a person crazy with severe paranoia and anxiety.

It doesn't make everyone paranoid and anxious, it only does that when when someone one is uneducated about them and eats them thinking they will just get high. Compared to LSD Magic Mushrooms are alot more mellow.

There is no use in them. They only cause trouble.

Really? They enhance creativity, can be thereptutic and stop cluster migraines. Mushrooms haven't caused trouble, most of these stories are about mis-used LSD, although the compounds are similar, their effects are very different.

Side: Yes
andromeda21(2) Disputed
1 point

Well first off the guy who ate the homeless guys face off was not on mushrooms. Next LSD and mushrooms do not have the same compound at all. There is lots of use for them medically speaking. A recent study showed they worked very well for treat alcholism.

Side: No
ItJustGotSrs(23) Clarified
1 point

The drug that the homeless man ingested was not LSD, or Psilocybin. You clearly are very unfamiliar with this topic

Side: Yes
ItJustGotSrs(23) Disputed
1 point

Have you not heard of a man eating a homeless guys face off?

The drug was Bath Salts, a synthetic equivalent to PCP.

Side: Yes
token_nigga(101) Disputed
0 points

Dude, are you high or support getting high? You're definitely high.

Side: No

When I was a teen I heard about the possibility of terrorists spiking our water supply with LSD. That scared me to death. Now, decades later, I realize that all those years I spent building up my tolerance to LSD was a total waste of time. ;)

Side: No
GuitaristDog(2546) Clarified
3 points

LSD and Magic Mushrooms are completely different... But I wish terrorists did spike the water, I would have asked to use the water fountain every 15 minutes at school.

Side: Yes
ItJustGotSrs(23) Disputed
-2 points

It's a joke, not an argument ;)

Side: Yes
0 points

Course not. Shrooms are on of the most potent. And unlike pot or crack this one has a far deadlier effect... I won't give you all the reasons, most of them have been mentioned. JUst if you legalize it, the world would fall in to complete and utter chaos

Side: No
2 points

Mushrooms aren't deadly, you would have to eat half your body weight in dried mushrooms to die.

JUst if you legalize it, the world would fall in to complete and utter chaos

No, your assuming that once they become legal that everyone or most people will use them 24/7, which is totally misleading.

Side: Yes
Jungelson(3931) Disputed
0 points

Half your body weight..?! No,sir. You're thinking of regular mushrooms. We're talking about magic mushrooms, you eat about 5 of those and you're a gonner!

Side: No
ItJustGotSrs(23) Disputed
0 points

Psilocybin Mushrooms are not deadly. There are plenty of mushrooms that if you ingest, it will kill you, Psilocybin Mushrooms will not kill you. VERY different type of mushrooms than the ones that will kill you.

Side: Yes
0 points

Oh and smart enough not to take drugs..!

Side: No
andromeda21(2) Disputed
1 point

Yet not smart enough to know that magic mushrooms will not kill you unless eaten in very large quantities, the person who said half you body weight was pretty close to accurate. I don't take them, but have known many who do. 5 will not kill you if they are magic mushrooms. There are types of mushrooms that will kill you if you eat 5, they just are not magic mushrooms. Get a clue so you won't sound so ignorant and uneducated.

Side: No
0 points

I'm going to say no mainly because there's no such thing as magic...

Side: No
ItJustGotSrs(23) Disputed
1 point

This is a foolish answer, Magic Mushrooms are a slang term for Psilocybin Mushrooms.

Side: Yes