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[–] facepaint 13 points -8 points (+5|-13) ago 

Who takes care of the ones who lose their marbles?

Here is a recent case of a man who took magic mushrooms and shot his girlfriend.

Making it a slap on the wrist does not make sense. At least control & tax it so that the funds can be used to clean up the mess this substance may leave behind.


[–] HappyMealBullshit 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

Drunk people use guns to kill people. Sober people use guns to kill people. People on Xanax use guns to kill people. People on Zoloft and Prozac use guns to kill people. People on mushrooms use guns to kill people too. Trying to single out psilocybin and suggest that it is somehow anymore dangerous than any number of legal substances, or somehow causes a state of mind that is more dangerous than any other state of consciousness is completely without evidence and simultaneously without merit. Posting a single incident like you did to try and make a case for what policy should be is absurd. Policy should be based on science and research, not tabloid headlines.


[–] Koalemos_Grottesco 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

Years of data of hospital admissions and other metrics suggests that on the macro level mushrooms are less dangerous than pot or alcohol. I think it easily follows that the net cost to society is less than either one as well. I agree that the harm it does do is best addressed by controlling and taxing it, as well as bringing its risks into the light and shaming irresponsible use.

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[–] 10000-20000 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Very insightful. After i did a hallucinogen and had an out of body experience that scared the piss outta me, i tell everyone that asks me about them to do it in a safe place, and only if your mind and body knows what will happen


[–] Boax 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

TBH if you have a bad experience with shrooms/LSD etc it is because you weren't prepared for it. The idea that shrooms could somehow be bad for you is absolutely laughable. I have had them on at least 5 different occasions in varying doses and they are harmless. The idea that someone could murder someone else while on shrooms seems questionable to me... The mere notion of harming anything is about the worst thing one could imagine while on mushrooms.


[–] Bananazz 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I wonder if we compared the deaths related to mushrooms versus say..... alcohol related or even pharmaceuticals, I'm sure mushrooms are deadly....


[–] facepaint 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Interesting question. I guess it would have to be based on a per use basis as comparing the relatively few uses of shrooms to the large consumption of alcohol would have to be taken into account. I somehow suspect pot to come out the winner in such an analysis.