Guest speaker: Dr. Cameron Adams
[NOTE: All quotations are by Dr. Cameron Adams.]
“It is not really reasonable from a public health perspective to make psychedelics illegal.”
“[Psychedelics] are biologically safe, far safer than alcohol. Alcohol, ten times the active dose will kill 50% of the people who take it. And something like mescaline, which is the most dangerous classic psychedelic is twenty four times. So that’s two and a half times safer than alcohol. And it doesn’t even compare to things like DMT, psilocybin, and LSD, which have only been predicted to be between one and five thousand times the active dose.”
“So there’s this relationship to diet, neurotransmitters, and psychedelics which may be involved how the body regulates itself and builds itself.”
“There might be real biological changes even though it just seems on the surface that psychedelics are working in a psychological way.”
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The Psychedelia Collection on the Internet Archive
The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D.
Good talk, but it concerns me when people discuss psychedelics in terms of prescribed health care. As a religious or psychological tool, i am OK; however, if and when companies start offering psychedelic therapy as part of business provided health insurance, I can’t shake the image of happy drones popping ‘SOMA’ a la Huxley’s Brave New World.
Like religious preference, psychedelic use should be a personal choice, and not the biological version of a computer hard drive defrag.
One of the best talks I’ve heard recently. Thank you!