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All pharmaceutical medicine is descended from nature’s bounty. Plants, animals & fish, minerals, and oxygen are all drugs nature provides. Even the sun provides endorphins, which are feel-good hormones for people and animals. All of these are critical for humans to survive.

Science has largely ignored plants and their potential beneficial uses, instead preferring to focus on sensationalistic and negative aspects of drug use. Too much of anything will indeed kill a person. Too much water will drown a person from the inside. Too much oxygen will cause oxygen poisoning, which is called oxidative stress. And everybody knows that drugs can kill when they are misused.

The benefits of drugs are numerous. Medications are helpful, from pain management to cancer treatment and Vitamin C to nitroglycerin. Since the caveman discovered that certain plants have unusual or medicinal effects, drugs have been used.

Who am I to say no to such a long history of drug use?

Throughout time, people have learned that too much of anything is bad for a person. Caffeine can kill when it is abused, just like any opiates. People have known to be moderate with drug use rather than radical. Things that kill are to be avoided. It’s just common sense.

I know whereof I speak. Drugs I am familiar with and comfortable with are many. The illegal ones are THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, found in marijuana, and psilocybin, found in magic mushrooms. The legal ones include a lifelong love of caffeine and a relatively long duration of smoking nicotine.

I am 67 years old now, and I’m just starting to think I should have tried more recreational drugs. Fortunately, it may not be too late for that.

LSD is the only extra illegal drug that I have tried and liked. I was too afraid of it, though – the news people scared me into thinking it was a dangerous and suicidal drug. As a result, I couldn’t relax enough to enjoy it. But in retrospect, I am rethinking my views. Maybe it is time to revisit LSD and see what happens.

I am just saying.

The pharmaceutical drugs I use regularly are antidepressants, Prosac, and Abilify to kick the Prosac. I also take Ativan occasionally to sleep and for fits of nervousness. Ativan is a drug like Valium.

Then too, I take vitamins and Trelegy for COPD. I am on oxygen as well. Any of these can kill me if I overdo it. Fortunately, I have too much common sense for that.

Recently I’ve been watching Joe Rogen on YouTube. He inspires me to continue with my drug experiments. My recent experiences with magic mushrooms have been epiphanies for me. They are simply lovely for various reasons. Magic mushrooms are mood elevators and color brighteners, and they help me to think more clearly.

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The anti-drug stance of the United States costs big bucks.  And the underground economy brings in big bucks, with no tax liability at all.  It is difficult to sympathize with a country that spends so very much on a drug war that was obviously lost long ago, and one whose economy is upside down.  Not only is this anti-drug money being spent in huge amounts, year after year, also huge amounts of taxes are not being collected or paid out on the marijuana industry alone.


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