Should magic mushrooms (psilocybin) be legalised in SA?

KarooKlonkie

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The case to legalize magic mushrooms

The Psychonauts, a local podcast, explores psychedelic psychiatry as hallucinogenic mushrooms go on trial in South Africa

There's a growing body of scientific evidence showing the potential for hallucinogenic mushrooms to work alongside conventional therapy methods to treat depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, and some kinds of addictions, such as alcoholism and nicotine dependence, although “magic mushrooms” are illegal in South Africa.

In 2018, a legal team will argue in the Western Cape High Court that it is unconstitutional to deny South Africans access to this potential form of medicine.
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Compton_effect

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Fascinating that all these debates started around the same time as some chemists figured out how to synthesize it cheaply...
 

Eedubz

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YES!

The world would be a much better place if everyone tried mushrooms at least once in their lives :love:
 

RuhanSA079

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No. The hospitals will be full of people freaking the fck out.
+1, we already got marijuana/dagga legalized(for private growing and consumption on your own property) , now this freak show?? Surely I'm not going to buy some "magic shroom" that will help me, getting rid of my problems. Same effect as other drugs too. Get high, forget all about the problems, no stress...and the same problems and stress there again. The process repeats itself, usually.
 

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+1, we already got marijuana/dagga legalized(for private growing and consumption on your own property) , now this freak show?? Surely I'm not going to buy some "magic shroom" that will help me, getting rid of my problems. Same effect as other drugs too. Get high, forget all about the problems, no stress...and the same problems and stress there again. The process repeats itself, usually.
Not legal yet.
 

HavocXphere

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Yes right after all corruption is eliminated

Although if you take some shrooms then you might hallucinate that corruption was eliminated.

hmm..catch 22
 

Eedubz

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+1, we already got marijuana/dagga legalized(for private growing and consumption on your own property) , now this freak show?? Surely I'm not going to buy some "magic shroom" that will help me, getting rid of my problems. Same effect as other drugs too. Get high, forget all about the problems, no stress...and the same problems and stress there again. The process repeats itself, usually.
That's not how psilocybin works. But I guess the world still needs people with blinders on to keep on operating.
 

kolaval

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Sarcasm, sarcasm and more sarcasm.
Why not just explain your standpoint?
 

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YES!

The world would be a much better place if everyone tried mushrooms at least once in their lives :love:
I tried them once and got a concussion when I hit my head on a brick scaffold trying to escape from a cloud throwing spiked shells at me.
 
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