I don't know how many of you are familiar with the pyschadelic fungi known as shrooms, but I suppose we will find out. In the most simple of terms, I will try to describe how shrooms work, for those who are unaware. Our brains are made up of billions and billions of braincells, or neurons. Each cell is connected to thousands of other cells. The cells take input from the rest of the cells, and if the input is enough they "fire", sending an output to all the rest of the cells. This is how thought is created. There is space between the cells, and when you take a "drug" (for the lack of a better word), the "drug" gets into the spaces between the cells and alters how and when the cell fires. The cells have receptors, which are a lot like a keyhole. Think of a "drug" as a key. The "drug" usually only effects a neuron if it fits into one of the neurons receptors. A tryptamine (A crystalline substance that is formed in plant and animal tissues from tryptophan and is an intermediate in various metabolic processes) has a shape very similar to serotonin (A brain chemical (neurotransmitter) that helps to regulate your mood. A lack of it may lead to depression). Because of this, it will fit into the same 'keyhole' that serotonin fits into... but because the tryptamine shape is a bit different, the effects are different. (You hallucinate, body buzz, "tripping".) Shrooms are illegal for it's chemical, called psilocybin. Psilocybin (along with psilocybe and psilocin) is the main chemical in shrooms. Basically, it causes you to hallucinate (explained above) and the government doesn't like it. Shrooms are only harmful if your allergic, or of course overdose. Which is extremely impossible. To overdose on shrooms would mean you would have to eat your body weight in shrooms, which you would pass out way before that was possible. Shrooms have no long term effects, but it is possible to have a bad "trip" or a good "trip" and be changed because of it. Anyways, I'll explain more about it if you have questions, or maybe there are some others on here who know about this also. Anyways, should shrooms be legal? I believe so. Discuss.