WHY IS ALCOHOL legal but many other intoxicants not? That question is the subject of a report published today by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, an independent group of 26 former presidents and other bigwigs. They conclude that, as far as the scientific evidence is concerned, current drug laws have no rhyme or reason to them. The commission blames the UN’s drug classification system, which sorts some 300 psychoactive substances into “schedules” according to their harms and benefits. Some, such as morphine, have medical uses. Others, such as psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms), are used mostly recreationally. Drugs without any apparent medical utility are automatically placed in the most dangerous category—and subjected to the strictest criminal penalties—regardless of the risk they pose.
D D Nutrition Ideas: I've asked this question for years. why is alcohol socially acceptable when it is the worst drug in the world. period.
Minong Maniac: The alchohol epidemic makes the opioid epidemic look like nothing!!
Yung Cap-O: the government obviously doesn't care about the lives affected by their "legal" drugs, because they provide financial benefits from taxes; which then, these greed-filled serpents will all turn around and deposit into their personal bank accounts!! All these money lovers will ever care about is, how much more of it they can get their claws on...smfh!! It's no wonder at all why this planet is suffering from global changes that stem from different ways to keep the already wealthy, supplied with more money than they could ever spend in a few lifetimes! It's a no-brainer where life and money are both involved; it's simple, rather - in a frank, but alarming conclusion, these crooks place a greater value on printed paper than the value that is placed on a human life!
Robert Gutheridge: the list shows mushrooms as being addictive.I have absolutely never heard of anyone being addicted to mushrooms.although I do like them on a double bacon and Swiss cheese hamburger.
makaveli 420: Screw alcohol legalize marijuana everywhere