Monday, March 09, 2015

the chemical muse at the root of western civilization


theatlantic |  In a massive study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, scientists at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology at Trondheim concluded that there is no link between use of LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) and mental health problems. The study selected 135,000 participants at random—including 19,000 who had used psychedelic drugs—and found no evidence linking such drugs to the onset of mental disorders.

"Over 30 million U.S. adults have tried psychedelics and there just is not much evidence of health problems," author and clinical psychologist Pål-Ørjan Johansen said.

Johanesen was careful to acknowledge that users of psychedelic drugs are not immune to bad trips, and are as susceptible as anyone else to mental health issues. But his findings negate a common perception that drugs like LSD put users directly in danger—a justification used in criminalization.

Most psychedelic drugs—including LSD and psilocybin—have been illegal in the United States since 1970, the year President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substances Act. The legislation classified LSD and mushrooms under Schedule 1, prohibiting not only their consumption and sale but also their use in medicine. Research into the therapeutic benefits of psychedelic drugs largely froze after decades of frenetic scientific investigation.

9 comments:

woodensplinter said...

The politics of consciousness has everything to do with control. Only state-sanctioned consciousness is allowed. Otherwise, how will currently prevailing methods of livestock management remain effective?

BigDonOne said...

"WHAT HE MUST...STOP DOING in order to ATTAIN OUTCOMES..."
Stop doing this (Suge Knight iq75violence...) http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/09/suge-knight-s-deadly-hit-and-run-video.html [extremely graphic video]

rohan said...

lol, Dawn, Constructive Feedback, and Sheriff Clarke need to get a room, bring a bucket of Crisco and put down some plastic sheets.

Constructive_Feedback said...

Rohan: That was actually funny.

Ignorant to reality of the situation, but funny.

BigDonOne said...

Ding iq75donuts should also be avoided... http://www.cnsnews.com/video/cnsnews/video-camaro-doing-donuts-ends-badly

rohan said...

@ignorant to the reality of the situation


Judging from Dawn's red-meat pole dancing (no homo) maybe y'all don't need cowboy Ruckus, and his leather jock and chaps after all

Dale Asberry said...

Don't forget iq75posterchildren...

Constructive_Feedback said...

I can accept this as accurate analysis BUT we must also note the various "people's" whose "Goal Of Self-Perpetuation" as the present situation became too hostile to this end and thus they voluntarily migrated:

* Various Saharan societies as desertification became a threat to their livelihood
* Various Aboriginal "Hunting And Gathering" societies that followed their "hoofed source of animal protein" as the herd migrated

(Please appreciate that I purposely left out White Europeans who migrated for claimed pursuit of "Religious Liberties" while, in turn they gave the Native American aboriginal people hell in the process)

IF "Self-Perpetuation" is an endemic to all sentient beings then I cannot accept that the "Negro In America" can't perform similar actions.
It just won't be by mass choice.

Maybe we are living in the "Run Up To The Herd Culling Process"

CNu said...

The tribes of the North Atlantic swarmed into the new world chasing sugar http://dopaminehegemony.blogspot.com/2010/05/how-it-began.html The world has reached a turning point in net available energy, irreplaceable material resources, and the biosphere itself. The mass culture absorbed in conspicuous consumption will be replaced by intentional cultures of competence.

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