Magic Mushrooms Vs Alcohol: What Science Tells Us About Effects

This short video does an excellent job of researching all the effects of both substances to answer the question: which drug is more dangerous?

Why is alcohol legal but magic mushrooms are a schedule 1 drug? That’s the question YouTuber PsychedSubstance set out to explore in this short educational video. He looks at both the short and long term positive and negative effects of both substances, and (sticking only to the scientific facts) he demonstrates beyond a doubt that psilocybin, the active ingredient of psychedelic fungi, is perfectly safe in comparison to alcohol.

Schedule 1 drugs are defined as ‘drugs with no currently accepted medical value and a high potential for abuse’. Yet psychedelic substances such as Psilocybin, MDMA, Ayahuasca, Peyote and Ibogaine are proven to help with PTSD, depression and addiction, and furthermore, unlike alcohol, they are all non-addictive.

Even marijuana is proven to be 114 times safer than the demon drink, which kills more people than any other drug (including heroin, meth and other highly dangerous, life-wrecking substances). We have previously reported on how one scientist recommends taking LSD for breakfast, while a growing group of researchers are calling for legalization of psychedelic compounds in light of their many benefits to emotional health.

Six people die every day in the USA alone from alcohol poisoning. In comparison, nobody has ever died as a result of eating psilocybin mushrooms. The Vlogger does have one word of warning though: magic mushrooms may give you an intense spiritual awakening. According to renegade thinkers like Terence McKenna, Bill Hicks and Joe Rogan, that may be the real reason they’re highly illegal. Let us know your opinions and experiences in the comments section below.

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