Should psychedelics be legal in licensed safe facilities?

Asked by: MasturDbtor
  • That Way It Can Be Safe

    Allowing psychedelic sale and usage in special, licensed facilities under the watch of professionals during the trip would prevent a great deal of problems. The kid who ate a person and then killed himself would've just needed to be restrained during a bad trip, wouldn't have killed anyone, and wouldn't have died himself. People are going to do drugs and nothing can stop them. We should provide a safe place for them to do so under supervision.

  • Psychedelics can be psychologically beneficial to humans

    Psychedelic drugs can inspire the imagination and can help to let people access deeper areas of their mind (not brain) to work through problems. From what I've seen these drugs may hold the potential to cure certain mental issues like depression and anxiety and trauma, such as post traumatic stress disorder and there is now a lot of evidence arising that states a lifetime usage of such drugs may help us to have better mental health.
    All this is one point, but I also feel most people are misinformed about psychedelics and these drugs are often misunderstood by most, also most of those terrible stories you've heard about people going crazy and eating each other, jumping off roofs are lies and myths, those that are true are very rare and some may have only ever occurred once in history. Some cultures have used these drugs for thousands of years, yet we never hear how a Native American or Native Peruvian teenager ate his best friend then set his dog on fire and pulled his own head off.

  • Yes. Psychedelics should be legal in licensed safe facilities.

    Unregulated substance use of psychedelics can prove dangerous and illegal however regulated use under licensed safe facilities can help modulate the distribution of dangerous substances as well as regulate the amount given so as not to be dangerous towards those who use such substances. It should be up to the person if they wish to partake in these activities, and should be allowed a safe opportunity to do so.

  • Its a free country

    Let people do what they want to do as long as it doesn't put anyone else in harm. If the facility is licensed, where's the harm? When the government makes these types of things illegal, I cringe. It is suppposed to be a free country, so set the people free!

  • Can psychedelic drugs treat depression?

    LST and other psychedelics are dangerous drugs that can have very harmful effects.

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    This is a yes and no answer. In very limited clinical situations under a Doctor' care most testing can be done on certain psychedelics to see if they really are more effective than current drugs.
    LST and other psychedelics are dangerous drugs that can have very harmful effects.
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    That being said, under clinical settings the drug psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms, is being given to people dealing with cancer and depression. However, it is another drug, that is in great demand by the drug culture folks and it is sold illegal on the street.
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    “Researchers are reporting preliminary success in using psilocybin to ease the anxiety of patients with terminal illnesses. Dr. Charles S. Grob, a psychiatrist at U.C.L.A., describes it as “existential medicine” that helps dying people overcome fear, panic and depression.”
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    Petros Levounis, M.D., an addiction psychiatrist at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, in New York City, and a former chair of the American Psychiatric Association's committee on addiction treatment, emphasizes that psychedelics are far from being a mainstream treatment.
    "This is a line of research that does have some data that show a potential for some positive outcomes," he says. "But we are very, very far from recommending hallucinogens for the treatment of terminally ill patients."

    There is always the chance of a ‘bad trip’ with these drugs.

    “When everything goes well, the drugs induce a "peaceful and blissful" state of unity with oneself and the cosmos, resulting in a new level of self-awareness and knowledge that can make an individual more responsive to cognitive therapy and other forms of psychotherapy, Vollenweider says. (Ironically, the drugs show promise in the treatment of alcohol addiction, he adds.)
    In cancer patients such as Sakuda, "these spiritually oriented altered states...potentially allow patients to have an abrupt shift of consciousness from being scared about dying and feeling their life is over," says Grob. "It was quite remarkable to me to see changes in these people who were very anxious and in distress, and [to] see how they got better."
    But it's not always a smooth trip. Depending on the dose, as well as an individual's personality, the drugs can elicit fear, anxiety, paranoia, and, in some cases, a state akin to psychosis.
    "It's not so easy -- it can be excruciatingly painful," says Grob. "Those six hours that one is immersed in the experience can feel like the longest hours in a person's life."

    For this reason, the drugs should only be given in exact doses in a carefully controlled setting, researchers say. Moreover, months of follow-up therapy are recommended to sort through the insights gleaned during the session and to ensure that they are applied productively to everyday life.

  • No, psychedelics should not be legal.

    I think that in general it is a very bad idea to use these types of drugs. It is an even worse idea to allow it to be consumed legally, even if it is under the supervision of a licensed facility. We don't know what kind of things these drugs do to us.

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GWL-CPA says2013-12-29T03:40:50.953
The fact that the "Yes" is winning shows how many messed on drug addicts exist.