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The reason psychedelics are illegal

Is because they open us up to the experience of what reality is. You can acheieve what drugs, NATURAL drugs, give you, through meditation.

Making a plant that grows in the ground illegal, really people? i thought we were rational here... yet that is the most irrational thing i have ever EVER heard of....

Sure theyve been abused *cough* timothy leary *cough* but psyhcedelics have been being used for a long time, and if you cant handle yourself under the influence, then you need to learn self control.


We need psychedelics back in our culture. WE DESPERATELY NEED THEM. We are wired to receive the experiences of these tools, and we deny them. FFS people. This is what our reality has become, banning mother nature from ourselves. Good job humanity. 

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What's with all these "psychedelics and the law" type debates lately? I'm tired of this...

Psychedelics have done me far more good than harm over the course of my life; I do not typically advocate for their use by general individuals, but I do not support any efforts to limit the supply of psychedelics. They are good for you, quite often; for your mind, a part of the human make-up that many people fail to realize can need maintenance as well as the body.

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Your entire argument about opening up new planes of reality were bullshit, psychedelics distort reality by changing the mechanics of your brain. However, I do agree that all drugs should be legal, and everyone should try a mind altering drug at some point. Drugs change your perspective on reality, and are thus a useful tool for creativity and making yourself more interesting. I've only got one life, and I'm going to try and have as many different experiences as possible. Evolution gave me a brain, and I'm going to do some pretty cool shit with it.

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Uh, no.

Psychedelics by definition open your mind to what's not real.

Which is probably fine now and then for most sane adults.

You however need to stay far, far away from them.

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um no.... i can handle myself on drugs, most people can not, i was a drug addict before i was even born, if you notice what i said meditation produces the same results as natrual drugs, except way more intense.

We are supposed to have these experiences, our mind is wired to receive the messages they give, its not the experience that is important, it is the message received that is important.

edit also the whole point of this is that we have banned a substance that mother nature has produced, and they are cutting into our free will

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If you think you're receiving messages which are anything more than the affects of the particular drug, than you are not one who should be taking drugs.

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David, the word psychedelic roughly translates to "the mind made visible".

Supporting Evidence: etymology of psychedelic (www.etymonline.com)
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So ?

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Psychedelics don't open your mind, they just alter your state of consciousness and make you think differently.

I really think they should be legalized, but this whole "we need them but the government doesn't want us thinking man" stuff is just false.

You wana know the actual reason its illegal? Because the counter culture used them, it had a medical and recreational use and no one really cared until hippies started popping acid and mescaline, the only reason its illegal is because it became viewed as un-patriotic since hippies were against the war.

Now, may I suggest that if this is your view on Psychedelics, that you eat 5 grams of shrooms, lock yourself in a room and blast albums by Slice the Cake and Psycroptic, lets see how "open" your mind gets.

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see, 5 grams of shrooms is called "no self control" LOL

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Thats the point, take 5 grams of the substances that gives you the most unpredictable trip and listen to music that will freak you out... your mind will be very "open" then lol

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