Re: An article on DoubleBlind entitled Why All Drugs Should be Legal
I think naturally occurring psychotropic substances should not be illegal, i.e. don’t criminalize plants, or nature itself. Plants that contain psilocin and psilocybin, DMT, THC, ibogaine, mescaline, and any other natural compounds should not be illegal.
However, man-made drugs that are chemically derived such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, etc. should most certainly be kept on the illegal list.
Why the personal distinction? Because the natural “drugs” are not addictive, they are psychosomatically harmless, they have been found to be extensively therapeutic, and it’s nigh impossible to surpass the LD50 (Lethal Dose 50, or 50% of the dosage considered to be fatal) and induce a lethal overdose.
On the other hand, man-made drugs destroy the body, the mind, have lead to an ongoing opioid crisis, and can easily lead to death.