Studies are revealing the profound healing effects of psychedelics and their THERAPEUTIC potential. Unfortunately, the current drug policy restricts not only citizens from having access to these substances but greatly inhibits the ability for research to be conducted. Decades of research have been lost due to the war on drugs. It's time to end that failed experiment and allow experimentation with these substances that can BENEFIT society.
Schedule I drugs in the United States are classified as such due to their high potential for abuse, lack of accepted medical use in treatment in the U.S., and lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
Among these, several are recognized as psychedelics. Here's a list of some Schedule I drugs that are considered psychedelics:
LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide): Often referred to simply as acid, LSD is one of the most potent hallucinogens. Psilocybin: This is the active psychedelic ingredient found in various species of mushrooms, commonly known as magic mushrooms or shrooms. Psilocin: Closely related to psilocybin, it is also a psychedelic substance found in some species of mushrooms. DMT (Dimethyltryptamine): A powerful psychedelic compound found in several plants and animals, DMT is also the active ingredient in ayahuasca, a traditional South American brewed tea. MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine): Commonly known as ecstasy or molly, MDMA has both stimulant and hallucinogenic properties. While it is currently a Schedule I substance, it is under investigation for potential medical uses, particularly in the treatment of PTSD. Mescaline: A naturally occurring psychedelic alkaloid of the phenethylamine class, found in the peyote cactus, among others. 5-MeO-DMT (5-Methoxy-N,N-Dimethyltryptamine): A potent psychedelic that is structurally related to DMT and found in a variety of plant species and the venom of the Bufo alvarius toad.
In Canada, controlled substances are categorized under different schedules in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). Schedule I drugs are those considered to have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. Similar to the United States, several psychedelic substances are classified under Schedule I in Canada.
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