View Poll Results: Why have you decided not to use illegal drugs?

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  • Because I hear horror stories about addiction to them

    15 25.86%
  • Because I know people personally who have suffered from addiction.

    17 29.31%
  • Because I am perfectly happy and serene without them (If it ain't broke...)

    31 53.45%
  • Because the consequences of their being illegal make life miserable for addicts

    12 20.69%
  • Simply because they are illegal

    11 18.97%
  • Other (specify in the thread if you would like)

    20 34.48%
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Depends on the drug used. A low dosage of shrooms simply accentuates colors and creates a sense of euphoria. DMT induces a form of paralysis, so that would hinder everyday life.

    Into what substance, specifically? I'd be interested to see this evidence.

    While they may be of little interest to you, they certainly interest others.
    Just googled 'Psilocybin' and found plenty of reading on how it effects your body.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    Just googled 'Psilocybin' and found plenty of reading on how it effects your body.
    I was curious to see what, specifically, you had found.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Why do you think they call it dope, you dope?
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I was curious to see what, specifically, you had found.
    Lots of trippy sites, a couple with lists of effects

    Psilocybin Mushrooms - Effects - by Erowid


    Brown University - Psilocybin

    Basically it sounds as if the long-term effects can be taken as positive or in rare cases, extremely bad. The effects are very random and it is suggested that you take them under supervision.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Why do you think they call it dope, you dope?
    What drug does "dope" specifically refer to?
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    Lots of trippy sites, a couple with lists of effects

    Psilocybin Mushrooms - Effects - by Erowid


    Brown University - Psilocybin

    Basically it sounds as if the long-term effects can be taken as positive or in rare cases, extremely bad. The effects are very random and it is suggested that you take them under supervision.
    Which is why my first suggestion to anyone considering psychedelics is to research the hell out of them. They may show you things that you do not want to see. People with bottled up emotions usually have bad trips, reliving bad moments of their life. One must respect the consequences that come with taking psychedelic, entheogenic or psychomimetic substances.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I was reading another thread where someone was claiming that drug use would increase dramatically if they were made legal. I wanted to get a handle on whether people commonly even consider the legal issue at all.

    I personally certainly never considered it when evaluating whether to start to use illegal drugs. Or, at least, it was only a fleeting consideration for me... I just kind of felt like no one had the right to tell me what to do. However, I did consider it when I decided to stop, because I saw that the fact that they were illegal was doing terrible things to the lives of the people who were sinking faster than I was.

    Perhaps I was saved by their being illegal, but I am wondering how common this is.
    I think there is a certain supression caused by having drugs illegal; but I agree that hordes aren't going to start sniffing coke or injecting herion because it was made legal to do so.

    There are lots of legal drugs I choose not to take because of potential adverse affects.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    What drug does "dope" specifically refer to?
    All of them, save those he prefers for his own use. Of course.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Which is why my first suggestion to anyone considering psychedelics is to research the hell out of them. They may show you things that you do not want to see. People with bottled up emotions usually have bad trips, reliving bad moments of their life. One must respect the consequences that come with taking psychedelic, entheogenic or psychomimetic substances.
    Something about severely altering my psyche is more disturbing to me than getting lung cancer from smoking 5 packs a day.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Iriemon View Post
    I think there is a certain supression caused by having drugs illegal; but I agree that hordes aren't going to start sniffing coke or injecting herion because it was made legal to do so.

    There are lots of legal drugs I choose not to take because of potential adverse affects.
    What would be the consequences of legalizing drugs?

    -more public use
    -commercialization reduces price, significantly
    -addiction fueled by advertising

    Result: integration with society promotes early and more widespread use.

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