In 1965 and 6, LSD was available OTC in the chemist, at 279ug per little pod.Well. And not that I know much about it. But there is a thread around here extolling the virtues and success of the UK's "new" Heroin prescribing scheme (matter of fact it's a banner here as well currently)? Dunno if that counts for anything (assuming it is indeed the success it's made out to be)?
I know there's been a lot of mucking about on this thread. But I cannot stop wondering about the sheer mind blowing consequences and benefits that something like this could result in. I keep thinking to myself that all it's going to take is ONE country to take that first step. But it's probably never going to happen that way. EVEN IF this all happened in the UK as if by magic comes Monday: you'd have the rest of the world jumping up and down like crazy people. Unfortunately: I reckon it's going to have to be a worldwide paradigm shift. I just cannot picture it going down too well if any of this came to fruition in the UK only and it then became the number one exporter of pure Cocaine to the rest of Europe (and depending on how this is implemented could easily end up with the South American Cartels having a direct and legitimate pipeline to Europe via the UK).
Pretty sad if you really think about it. Something like this would generate TRILLIONS of Pounds that could be used for so much good. And while there may be some undesirable consequences as have been noted on this thread: the benefits would BY FAR outweigh the drawbacks.
Obviously that was stamped out soon. But then, besides the real reason, suppression of freedom, and consciousness dimming- a lot of people were getting a bit fucked up on those high doses.
Wrt LSD and MDMA, I could potentially envisage some sort of clinic people can visit a bit like when I go to see the asthma nurse for a check-up every 6 months or so so and they just make sure that I know what I'm doing and I'm well informed on how to use the medicine.
I could see something like this working for a drug like LSD and MDMA where people who were properly educated about the usage and doses and side effects could work with individuals in a non controlling but more advisory and supporting manner to make sure that the individuals understood how to properly and safely use the substance for the appropriate and right reasons.