We feel that, of all psychedelics currently banned, a strong case can be made for decriminalising magic mushrooms since:
1. According to >scientific research< , magic mushrooms are the amongst the least harmful of all banned substances. Harms and risks associated with them are a fraction of those associated with alcohol and tobacco, they even safer than cannabis. Despite this, they are currently ‘Class-A’ controlled substances.
2. Research indicates potential therapeutic value of psilocybin mushrooms.
3. Unlike some other psychedelics, magic mushrooms have been used for thousands of years, for religious and mystical purposes, all over the world. Evidence suggests that humans have been using magic mushrooms since around 5000 BC, they have been implicated in some of mankind’s earliest artistic works. Since they grow all over the world, including in the UK, they can be said to be a part of our cultural heritage and birth-rite. Despite this ancient tradition, the Blair regime fully criminalised the possession of psilocybin mushrooms in 2005. We hope that the law being not-long-established, will make it easier to overturn.
4. Unlike other banned substances, the role of magic mushrooms in producing religious, spiritual and mystical experience is incontrovertible.This means that prohibition of these mushrooms is an offense on religious and spiritual freedoms that ought to be safeguarded.
5. Since the mushrooms grow in the wild and on unknowing-peoples’ property, the law is impossible to enforce.
6. Due to the nature of the psychological effects of magic mushrooms they present a very low risk of abuse.
7. They grow wild in the UK and they have done for a very long time. Such ingratitude for a gift from Nature!
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