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    Should LSD be legal?

    It's been a point of discussion in my apartment recently, whether acid should be legal or not. One of my roommates is pretty strongly supportive of it and the other believes that it should never be legalized. I'm kind of on the fence, so I thought I'd throw it out here.

    I asked both of them to give me some arguments for their side to put out here.
    Pro arguments-

    -LSD is one of the least addictive drugs out there with no chance of physical addiction.

    -It is nearly impossible to OD on. People have taken 1000's of times that of a single dose and survived.

    -One of the most dangerous things concerning acid is the fact that different research chemicals are often passed off as LSD and the fact that it is nearly impossible to tell what dose it is. Legalization would bring quality control and make sure that it is what it is advertised.

    -LSD has almost no negative side effects either short term or long lasting.

    -LSD's potential to cause crazy behavior has been generally overstated. It is unlikely to the extreme for people to put their children in ovens or jump out of windows thinking they can fly.

    -For a drug like LSD where people under it pose less danger to themselves and others than alcohol or marijuana, there is no excuse for the government to be making it illegal.

    Against arguments-

    -LSD is a drug that dramatically alters the person's mind dramatically. It's dangerous not only for the person taking it, but those around them.

    -LSD can cause psychosis in rare cases and can lead to Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder. HPPD causes visual changes like those under LSD chronically, sometimes appearing months after taking the drug.

    -Having it legal would dramatically increase its use. If people used LSD like they use alcohol, that could cause serious problems.<br><br>
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    Re: Should LSD be legal?

    All illegal drugs should be de-criminalized for personal use. People should be free to use, enjoy or destroy themselves as they see fit.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Should LSD be legal?

    Didn't they try that in Portugal?

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    Re: Should LSD be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    It's been a point of discussion in my apartment recently, whether acid should be legal or not. One of my roommates is pretty strongly supportive of it and the other believes that it should never be legalized. I'm kind of on the fence, so I thought I'd throw it out here.

    I asked both of them to give me some arguments for their side to put out here.
    Pro arguments-

    -LSD is one of the least addictive drugs out there with no chance of physical addiction.

    -It is nearly impossible to OD on. People have taken 1000's of times that of a single dose and survived.

    -One of the most dangerous things concerning acid is the fact that different research chemicals are often passed off as LSD and the fact that it is nearly impossible to tell what dose it is. Legalization would bring quality control and make sure that it is what it is advertised.

    -LSD has almost no negative side effects either short term or long lasting.

    -LSD's potential to cause crazy behavior has been generally overstated. It is unlikely to the extreme for people to put their children in ovens or jump out of windows thinking they can fly.

    -For a drug like LSD where people under it pose less danger to themselves and others than alcohol or marijuana, there is no excuse for the government to be making it illegal.

    Against arguments-

    -LSD is a drug that dramatically alters the person's mind dramatically. It's dangerous not only for the person taking it, but those around them.

    -LSD can cause psychosis in rare cases and can lead to Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder. HPPD causes visual changes like those under LSD chronically, sometimes appearing months after taking the drug.

    -Having it legal would dramatically increase its use. If people used LSD like they use alcohol, that could cause serious problems.<br><br>
    I knew a guy who never came down. Bad trip.
    Sad.

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    Re: Should LSD be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    It's been a point of discussion in my apartment recently, whether acid should be legal or not. One of my roommates is pretty strongly supportive of it and the other believes that it should never be legalized. I'm kind of on the fence, so I thought I'd throw it out here.

    I asked both of them to give me some arguments for their side to put out here.
    Pro arguments-

    -LSD is one of the least addictive drugs out there with no chance of physical addiction.

    -It is nearly impossible to OD on. People have taken 1000's of times that of a single dose and survived.

    -One of the most dangerous things concerning acid is the fact that different research chemicals are often passed off as LSD and the fact that it is nearly impossible to tell what dose it is. Legalization would bring quality control and make sure that it is what it is advertised.

    -LSD has almost no negative side effects either short term or long lasting.

    -LSD's potential to cause crazy behavior has been generally overstated. It is unlikely to the extreme for people to put their children in ovens or jump out of windows thinking they can fly.

    -For a drug like LSD where people under it pose less danger to themselves and others than alcohol or marijuana, there is no excuse for the government to be making it illegal.

    Against arguments-

    -LSD is a drug that dramatically alters the person's mind dramatically. It's dangerous not only for the person taking it, but those around them.

    -LSD can cause psychosis in rare cases and can lead to Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder. HPPD causes visual changes like those under LSD chronically, sometimes appearing months after taking the drug.

    -Having it legal would dramatically increase its use. If people used LSD like they use alcohol, that could cause serious problems.<br><br>
    As long as alcohol is legal, blah blah blah justification blah blah hypocritical blah.
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    Re: Should LSD be legal?

    Legalize it.

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    Re: Should LSD be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    As long as alcohol is legal, blah blah blah justification blah blah hypocritical blah.
    What exactly is hypocritical?
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    Re: Should LSD be legal?

    While we're at it lets legalize EVERYTHING! Get rid of all laws! That way no one will get in trouble!

    /sarcasm
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    Re: Should LSD be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    While we're at it lets legalize EVERYTHING! Get rid of all laws! That way no one will get in trouble!

    /sarcasm
    Because the logical extension of this is definitely getting rid of all laws. That's just taking this to the absurd.

    What specific damage would come from eliminating this particular law?
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    Re: Should LSD be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    While we're at it lets legalize EVERYTHING! Get rid of all laws! That way no one will get in trouble!

    /sarcasm
    ... because if there was something the War on Drugs was missing, it was hyperbole. Well, I'm sure this changes everything.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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