Do you think that MDMA (ecstacy) should be legalized and its production regulated?
The propaganda theories that ecstasy, even in a single dose, produces brain damage, even Parkinson’s disease have been convincingly debunked by real studies. The prohibition of ecstasy has resulted in criminals manufacturing tablets under the name of ecstasy that contain little or no MDMA and often with dangerous additives. Given users almost unanimously report feelings of love, empathy, insight, and are able to eliminate old psychological scar tissue, even from one experience with the drug, don’t you think it’s logical to legalize and control the quality of this incredible compound?
I personally think that no drug should be legal yet if one drug is legal, all should be legal. Alcohol is a drug, caffeine is a drug, and nicotine is a drug. They all make us feel better but have no significant health values to them. They are no better then ecstacy, crack or heroine and really no different. They all harm us.
No. The "propaganda theories" you mention are from respected medical authorities.
"users almost unanimously report feelings of love, empathy, insight, and are able to eliminate old psychological scar tissue, even from one experience with the drug"
A 2011 study carried out by Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Addiction found no signs of cognitive impairment due to ecstacy use, and that it did not decrease mental ability. The report also raised concerns that previous methods used to conduct that research on ecstacy had been flawed, and the experiments overstated the cognitive differences between ecstasy users and nonusers
Well, all I know is that in my younger years I was a bit of a rebel & tried out some of these things & the feelings you describe above were initially what was felt by taking exstacy tablets. However, they changed & as you also mention, they probably no longer contained much MDMA at all & who knows what was in them, or still is -I don't know much about this anymore?
I do not think they should be legalised because we are just going to be looking at the big drug companies cashing in even more so at the expense of our health & who is to say what purity they would be anyway after all the legislations & guidlines etc?
Legal or illegal this is a goldmine & I say leave it illeagal, I actually would trust this more..?
It was once legal, until it was being abused. But I'm a person of ambivalence with legal and not. One said of me says, it's "your" body you should do with what you please, the OTHER (rational) side says, too many people don't know when to quit. Like cigarettes for instance. Shouldn't coughing be the FIRST sign to quit before it became an addiction? Yet more people have died from smoking and drinking than any other drug out there. Mt. Dew is ADDICTING. I know, because every time my dentist yells at me for drinking it, I stop until the headache withdrawals start. I drink a half bottle, the caffeine headaches goes away, yet my stomach hurts, and I feel bloated. So it makes me miserable. So I get a pill for my stomach ache. It's a vicious circle, and we just shouldn't get started on any of it in the first place. Not even soda. Although it sure is yummie. And LEGAL. If I could begin my life with my current knowledge. I'd never eat or drink anything that wasn't natural fruits or juices, and I mean no preservatives either.
This drug affects the body and brain. Why tamper with the most valuable thing in our lives? Our BRAINS! We were born perfect! Our brains are the result of evolution and design! The brain is the proof of God... SURELY! Can any drug really make the brain function better? Think about it! Most people decide to take substances due to peer pressure. If we really listened to our inner selves we would actually be afraid to mess with the thing which enables us to think clearly, enjoy life and survive. Without our brains we are in a coma in the hospital. Drugs and alcohol in my opinion render us mentally retarded. As in Special Needs. As in Mentally Deficient. Every one who does not get this should go to a facility which deals with these children who were born this way. Avril Lavine did. There is a school named College View in Glendale, CA. They teach the Special Needs population, preschool through college age. Go there, help out, like she does periodically, and you will leave with the proper appreciation of how wonderful YOUR brain and mind truly are!
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