Trials in both the UK and US have shown that psychedelics are as good at reducing symptoms of depression as conventional treatment, but also that they actively improve people’s well-being. So why are they still illegal?
“Psychedelics are illegal not because a loving government is concerned that you may jump out of a third story window. Psychedelics are illegal because they dissolve opinion structures and culturally laid down models of behaviour and information processing. They open you up to the possibility that everything you know is wrong.” ― Terence McKenna