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.
-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.
-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>