LSD / Acid

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by (marc), Mar 18, 2012.

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    (marc)

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    Many people in this forum seem to be okay with marijuana use, some want it to be legalized and some use it themselves.

    I wonder what the opinion on LSD / acid is?

    Some people think very highly of it, for example, Steve Jobs said it "was one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life".

    Do you think it should be less restricted? Have you used it, or would you consider trying it?
     
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    Never tried it, never want to, keep it illegal.
     
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    Not interested but not really against it.
     
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    I say let them have it and clear the gene pool.
     
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    What do you think about marijuana?

    How will it clear the gene pool? You know, free love and everything... :p
     
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    Not sure. I'm leaning towards decriminalizing it, but haven't made up my mind about it.
     
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    wordoflife

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    Have I used it? Nope
    Do I want to? Nope

    Opinion: I think it should still be restricted. People already doing crazy stuff, can't imagine how much worst it would get if it was more accessible.
     
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    I read an interesting article about it recently on the BBC website about how it is seeing some success as a treatment method for alcoholism. Link

    On a personal level - I used it a bit in my youth and enjoyed it very much. Not sure that it should be more widely available though as not everyone is responsible with drugs (look at alcohol).
     
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    I've never used it, but my roommate freshman year in college did. He'd do that and marijuana then come back to our dorm room smelling of the smoke. Because this wasn't allowed in the dorms, I'd have some fun with him in his influenced state. Mostly things like saying "The walls are caving in!" while pushing on the wall or saying "Our room's flooding!" while standing on my desk. The usual result was him running out of our room screaming.
     
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    My experiences were neither one way or the other with it. I think it has the potential to be grossly misused, however.
     
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    LSD is pretty devastating stuff when in full effect so it's really no wonder it's not legalised. Weed is much less potent by comparison so there's probably the reason for it to be legalised by so many people.

    I've only known a handful of friends who've tried LSD and the majority of them weren't exactly that fussed over it, they didn't become "addicted" or criminals, they just didn't really enjoy it as much as Yellow Submarine made it out to be.
     
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    LCD and Acid can really **** you up so I don't see why we should be encouraging people to take it.

    Isn't that basically what killed Syd Barrett.
     
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    You can't OD on LSD. Alcohol is far more dangerous.
     
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    Who said anything about encouraging it?
     
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    Whilst you can't by technicality, there are some psychological problems that are linked to excessive/prolonged/repeated exposure to LSD.
     
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    I'm not disagreeing with you, but the same can be said of alcohol. I still maintain that alcohol is far more dangerous both to individuals and to society.
     
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    If it is legal won't people use it?
     
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    Yes, but they're not being encouraged to use it by it being legal.
     
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    How many more people smoke cigarets over pot because one is legal?

    I don't see people encouraging someone to smoke but more people do it.
     
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    To be fair, there is a long tradition of advertising for tobacco.
     
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    That advertising stopped what 30 years ago?
     
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    Only if you went blind 30 years ago, but advertising surely contributed to tobacco's popularity then and now.
     
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    When was the last TV ad for tobacco? And who has read a magazine the past few years.

    And you don't think ads for Pot or LCD would start once its made legal?
     
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    Of course advertising for tobacco has become a shadow of what it was. My point above was that you said

    Which is rather wrong, given the strong advertising campaigns of tobacco companies. It was large scale encouragement to consume tobacco (not merely its legality) which likely drove a substantial increase in consumption. Advertising has tapered, and I'm guessing so has tobacco consumption.
     
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    I know a lot of people who still smoke packs a day despite all of the warnings.
     

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