Are Psychedelic Drugs Safer Than Alcohol?

According to new research published in the Journal Psychopharmacology, the use of psychedelic drugs does not increase a person’s risk of developing mental health problems, writes the publication PsyPost.

According to Norwegian clinical psychologist Pål-Ørjan Johansen and neuroscientist Teri Suzanne Krebs, the findings show that most of the claims about the harms from psychedelic drugs like LSD, “magic” psilocybe mushrooms, and mescaline-containing cacti are unfounded.

“There is little evidence linking psychedelic use to lasting mental health problems,” according to the findings.

“In general, use of psychedelics does not appear to be particularly dangerous when compared to other activities considered to have acceptable safety,” the researchers wrote in the study.

“Concern about psychedelic use seems to have been based on media sensationalism, lack of information and cultural biases, rather than evidence-based harm assessments.”

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Limbaugh Says Republicans ‘Are Caving’

rush-limbaugh-793679Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh discussed the idea that Republicans “are caving.”

He was referring to a article titled, “McConnell Caves, But Reid Wants Full Surrender From Boehner As Well” when he discussed his views.


“The Republicans are caving on amnesty.  They’re caving on the whole Department of Homeland Security thing, which is a separate thing from amnesty in part, and they’re all ready to cave on net neutrality.  They’re caving on everything.  The excuse that we’re given is, in an indirect way, ‘Well, this is what the donors want.” And to a certain extent that’s true, but come on.  Is the donor class of the Republican Party actually attempting to achieve the erasure of the Republican Party?

“Am I being a bit too extreme here, Mr. Snerdley?  It just doesn’t appear that we have any opposition to the Democrat Party in Washington.  We got plenty opposition to the Democrat Party out in the states, and among some of our presidential contenders, but even some of those, you ask yourself, why are they running as Republicans?  I don’t have to name names.  Everybody knows who I’m talking about.  So let’s just get to this.”

Bill Maher: Are The American People Stupid?

Bill Maher recently discussed with a panel whether the American people are “stupid.”

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