As more published reports tout ayahuasca benefits, researchers push back against criminalization


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/24/as-more-published-reports-tout.html


#2

If it’s enjoyable, it’s immoral. Tobacco is only legal because it kills you. Alcohol is legal because it’s easy to spot and shame drunks.


#3

I think that it’s mostly that both tobacco and alcohol are openly used by mainstream politicians and thus are socially accepted. Salvia divinorum was wonderfully unpleasant, yet still got banned.


#4

Or is it?


#5

Well of course it helps with body image! When your feet are telling you this fascinating story about stepping on an orange shag carpet at a party, and falling in love with someone else’s feet, it’s easy to start liking those bits.


#6

I could say a lot of good things about Ayahuasca, but “enjoyable” is not a word I would choose.


#7

Take your weird watersport porn elsewhere, nobody needs to see that


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As long as it’s not done during the national anthem, I think it’s allowable.


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Yeah, what I’ve read about the ayahuasca experience makes me think that nobody is going to use it for fun, if they have anything else available.


#10

Moral panic in 3 … 2 …


#11

ayahuasca helped me with my crippling fear of sobriety.


#12

Oh, Andrea! Don’t know if it was happy or sad, but I’m guessing you had one hell of a Thanksgiving ; -)

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Thx for working this long weekend!


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