Reasons to Legalise LSD in the UK

 

1) Leading scientists have consistently concluded that LSD is safer than tobacco, safer than alcohol, and safer than cannabis.

2) Once legalised, academic study for accurate objective information on harm, risks, benefits and useful information, can occur.

3) Current scientific evidence suggests potential therapeutic use in treating numerous mental health issues, including: death anxiety in the terminally ill, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety disorders. Some studies have indicated LSD causes no dependency and, in fact, can be used to treat alcoholism and drug-addiction with remarkable success.

4) Religious, spiritual and moral benefits. LSD is associated with “mystical” and “spiritual” experience: peak experiences with positive transformative potential. Governments should not impinge on matters of spiritual and religious freedom.

5) LSD has proven psychotherapeutic properties. If legalised, we would have the ability to integrate medical and mental health professionals to enhance safety.

6) Cultural, musical, artistic and creative benefits. Economic consequences.

7) Potential in facilitating scientific, intellectual and technological understanding.

8 ) LSD is safer and less-addictive than many psycho-active substances currently available on prescription for mental health conditions. In fact, it can be used to treat addictions.

9) Once legalised purity and thus safety can be more controlled. By changing policy, scientists and academics could more fully research and understand LSD: this is very important so that we can make better choices in relation to policy on the matter.

10) The historical origins of LSD prohibition are highly dubious. It essentially came down to a desire to control the growing left-wing dissidence that occurred in 60s/70s America. The UK never had an LSD crisis, these laws represent the will of the American Government, British voters have never been allowed to influence such policies, even though they strike at the core of their cognitive liberty.

11) In the name of justice: continuing to lock up LSD users is morally wrong since they have committed no moral wrong. It is natural for a human to want to explore their mind, no other person has the right to meddle in such a deeply personal affair.

 

1 comment
  1. VEL said:

    In a free society…

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