May 17, 2014 1:36 PM Subscribe
Given the success of medical and recreational marijuana initiatives in the US and the strengthening support for ending cannabis prohibition, why haven't we also seen a push for the legalization of shrooms for medical purposes?
posted by Despondent_Monkey to Law & Government (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Shrooms have a near-miraculous effect on OCD and may also help reduce anxiety
It would seem like marijuana and mushrooms have many similarities - they're natural, not synthetic. They've been used spiritually and medicinally for hundreds of years. They both evince a low potential for physical dependency.
So, what's holding up a public push for the legalization of medical mushrooms?
Is it lack of awareness of psilocybin research? Lack of political support? The fact that shrooms are a perceived as "stronger" than marijuana? I've been thinking about the striking similarities between mushrooms and cannabis for awhile now, and while marijuana has gone mainstream, shrooms have not. Why is this so?