Legalization: Shrooms

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    arT saveS

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    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.
     
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    Glenn

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    Well they must be ok if Super Mario grows when he takes them.
     
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    :lol: !

    That's the best thing I've read all day.
     
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    Anthony.

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    Shrooms are a form of controlled indigestion...
     
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    I'm one of those people who believes the government makes money off of stuff like illegal drugs, diseases, etc. I think they brought things like cocaine, shrooms, pot, heroin, angel dust, etc. into the states, simply to make money off those who would buy them.

    (Offtopic: I also think the government purposely haults the cure for diseases such as cancer and AIDS, because once it's cured, disease isn't a billion dollar industry anymore. Who would get treated for that disease and pay money for the treatment, when there is a cure ready for shipment? There hasn't been a cure for a disease since polio, by the way.)

    It should be legal, but it will never be legal. I like Jello Biafra's platform on drugs. When he was running for the independent nomination in 2000, he had an interesting stance on the legalization of pot and other substances. If you control the use of drugs, then it's probably easier to ease someone off that drug. Instead of teaching about drugs in school, why not experiment, and get that teenage curiosity out of the way, but in a controlled setting?

    So, I think they should be legal. But it never will be.
     
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    Amanda

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    I don't believe that the government brought the drugs in.

    However I do believe that under controlled use, it would be easier to just legalize certain drugs.

    But the whole experimentation thing. I absolutely disagree. The higher the percentage of teens who try drugs, the higher the possibility of a generation of addicts. However, that's just my opinion.
     
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    Glenn

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    I think what America should do is legalize everything. Everything will be hell within the first decade or so, but people will get used to the fact that it's their decision to take these drugs or not. Drug dealers would be out of business if everything was legal.
     
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    I heard marijuana is legal in the Netherlands, and they don't seem to have problems with it.
     
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    cmon man...Netherlands hav soem of the biggest hoe houses there wad do u expect...tehy probaly cover up all teh incidences regarding marujana or hwoeva u spell it....
     
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    Glenn

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    Yeah I've been wondering about that. Do they have a lot of abuse of drugs over in Europe where it's legal.
     
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    It's probably in controlled settings like cafe shops and whatnot. Atleast from what I've seen on TV. I think there's a law against going out on the streets high, or something.
     
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    Hmm. But do a lot of problems occur in Europe related to drugs?
     
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    If they're having problems legalizing marijuana, what in the hell makes you think they'll legalize shrooms.


    Not.fucking.likely.
     
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    ...

    Shrooms are not addicting and they don't have any harmful effects. Marijuana can be physically addicting and you can get cancer.

    And yes, I know not fucking likely. I read up everyday on the news about the legalization of both weed and shrooms. And no, it's not getting extremely far. But either way people are GOING TO DO BOTH OF THEM. So if they would legalize it under controlled settings (as Casey has said) and made some laws about the use of it, it would work out much better, don't you think? I'm not saying people shouldn't be arrested under the influence of them, if they are doing something DUMB. But fuck not everyone is stupid, even here in america. When I'm high I don't go out and do stupid shit. So I really don't see what the problem is with someone who is high, doing nothing wrong (in the case of weed being legal meaning it wouldn't be 'wrong') I mean I go out and take walks, goto the store to get a soda, or me and my friends go out and ride bikes and just hang out, but we don't do stupid shit to bother anyone. So why should it bother anyone that we are high?

    What a free country this is.
     
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    Mushies also rot your tummy


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    America rots your brain.




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    America rots your brain.




    :) [/b][/quote]
    Amen!
     
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    Mechanical Christ

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    I've never heard of anyone dying of psilocybin overdose before. Is there such a thing?
     
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    cmon man...Netherlands hav soem of the biggest hoe houses there wad do u expect...tehy probaly cover up all teh incidences regarding marujana or hwoeva u spell it.... [/b][/quote]
    I think that Marijuana is illegal but 'tolerated' in the Netherlands. They're a very liberal country. First country to legalize prostitution and same-sex marriages.
     
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    I think that Marijuana is illegal but 'tolerated' in the Netherlands. They're a very liberal country. First country to legalize prostitution and same-sex marriages. [/b][/quote]
    I don't think there is a problem in Holland with drugs or the red light district.... There are coffeeshops where they sell shrooms and marijuana but they can't sell all drugs. Shops get checked almost every month. The government allows this because now it has a little grip on the use of drugs in the Netherlands. Not all drug goes 'underground' this way. Same for prostitution.


    And I think it is good to legalize Shrooms.
     

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