I’m liking this developing thread.I agree mate. There is so much to learn from certain drugs. I read that LSD/Mushrooms had been used to treat alcoholism as well as depression. My wife's 86 year old mother was on sleeping pills,anti depressants and a few other medications. Once marijuana became legal there my brother in law went up to Santa Cruz ( hippie central and Larrys neck o the woods) to talk to weed specialists about the therapeutic benefits of different weeds. He came back with weed and seeds for his wife and for my mother in law plus two glass bongs. They have a weed for a light buzz if they are feeling down, a heavy weed for sleeping and one for pain and another for getting a good appetite. They are no longer heavily medicated and can grow their own medicine.
Sorry to hear what ye and yours had to go through when you're mum passed. Dee's mum was the same when she had Covid in January. The hospital sent her to care home to recover. She was dying of neglect. My father in Law (who had Covid too) and Dee's sister drove to Fresno and took her home. She is back home, fully recovered and back on the bong.
Treating the mind is as important as treating the physical body.
The pharmaceutical industry will fight to stop research into the beneficial effects of drugs we can grow ourselves. They try to lay claim to the chemical properties of certain plants and then try to copyright protect them.
Got some great mushroom stories too, going to a Dundee Utd v Celtic game tripping, playing 5 a side for an hour with me n two others in the team tripping and not losing!!
Another time we were picking mushrooms on the golf course. A guy cycling on a path whistled and shouted "there's the polis" just as two cops stepped oot the trees. The four o us bolted with the polis chasing. The closer we got to oor scheme the more people we picked up as we bolted through the golf course. By the time we got to Kirkton there was about 20 people coughing and spluttering like fuck. Only one guy got huckled. He got fined a Tenner. This was about 83-84.
Ye have to go tripping with the right people too though. We would wander about the scheme and golf course n castle then head back to a hoose with a bit o hash and listen to Pink Floyd and Hawkwind.
I fuckin loved it man.
My mate had some DMT aboot 10 years ago. I had two puffs o it and was in cartoon land for 15 mins then the whole world turned pixelated. It was intense but was over in aboot 25 mins. Wouldna do it again though.
When I was young, about 13/14 I had quite a few acid/strawberry double dips/Microdots over a period of time. Many stories too long for this time.
But my experiences were fantastic if I’m honest. I never had a bad trip, if I was heading that way I would just tell myself
you know what you took and this is part of it and would be okay.
We used to have 20 early teens at an empty barking at the moon chasing imaginary green dots about the living room. Tracers I think we’re when vision slowed and there was a drag on what you saw.
I can remember sitting staring at a mirror on the back of my bedroom door watching my face change into other peoples and found that fun (I know )
Id shit myself now, but at that age, fearless.
I had some mind blowing ideas high and forgot them by morning. Getting high awakens parts of your brain that are normally dulled. Never took Mushies, I used to call mushie tea a cup of loony tunes. I’d sit back and watch my mates on a different planet and as the only one not on them they convinced themselves there was something wrong with me cos I’d spend the night howwwling.
Ive always been pretty game bar the mushies and the heavy life changing shit. Not had any hallucinating stuff for decades. If offered now I would bite the hand off you, then shit myself and not touch it. Life’s not that simple anymore.
But moderations always been my way, thankfully. unlike many I know that we’re ruined by drugs. I just never got greedy except with drink and even at that it’s binge drinking one night a week, then I can’t face it for days.