nobody is getting killed over MDMA, LSD or mushrooms. you are wholly ignorant.
Dilbert_X wrote:I can't read the full article, the public part solely references Nutt's data.
So MDMA and mushrooms are 'automatically' in the 'most dangerous' category ?
Looks to me like they've been carefully assessed, checked and rechecked by parliament over the years.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drugs_con … _Drugs_Act
And looks like this Nutt guy has a history of malfeasance.
"He served on the Committee on Safety of Medicines where he participated in an enquiry into the use of SSRI anti-depressants in 2003. His participation was criticised as, owing to his financial interest in GlaxoSmithKline, he had to withdraw from discussions of the drug paroxetine."
Seems like he's not really an academic, he has an agenda and is seeking to make a profit out of recreational drugs, not really the go to person for impartial information.
Anyway, good luck with your hobby, maybe it will be legal some day and poor peasants won't need to risk death and imprisonment so you can get your fix.
the drug cartels in central america's biggest export is marijuana.
parliament's laws are out of touch with scientific opinion. that's sort of the whole thrust of that report, duh. 'checked and carefully rechecked', lol, by politicians, clamping down on drugs to win votes. very well done dilbert at missing the point. any scientist hired by the government who gives an inconvenient opinion on their policy is summarily dismissed. in fact, the legality and tight control of many drugs against medical wisdom has stymied potentially valuable research. hence the situation today, at last, where drugs are finally starting to be taken off the shelf again and given a fair look.
ketamine is now being prescribed by the NHS as an experimental anti-depressant.
MDMA therapy is a thing.
mushroom therapy is a thing.
it's just the beginning. the high water-mark of the counter-culture hysteria, with the 'war on drugs', is fading away. you are a relic. it's too bad that your views are unscientific and ignorant. mind you, a man who can vote for an evangelical prime minister whilst decrying religions of all form clearly has a lot of work to do on his cognitive dissonance. might i suggest some MDMA therapy?
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