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AnewstudyconductedbyresearchersattheUniversityAlabamaandpublishedintheJournalPsychopharmacologyhasdiscoveredthattakingpsychedelicdrugssuchasLSDandmushroomsmaymakepeoplelesslikelytocommitviolentcrimessuchasassaultandtheft. Assubstancescloselylinkedtohippyculture,it’sperhapsunsurprisingnews. Thestudyfoundpeoplewhohaveusedhallucinogenswerearound12percentlesslikelytohavecommittedassault,18percentlessliketohavebeenarrestedforaviolentcrime,and27percentlesslikelytohavecommittedtheftcomparedtopeoplewhohadneverindulgedinpsychedelicdrugs. “Simplyput,thepositiveeffectsassociatedwithclassicpsychedelicuseappeartobereliable,”readthestudy. 480,000surveyresponsesweretakenintoaccountforthestudy,collectedbytheNationalSurveyonDrugUseandhealthbetween20002to2014.Thestudyalsoundtakersotherillegaldrugssuchascocaineandecstasyweremorelikelytocommitviolentcrimes. Thestudydidfindalinkbetweentakinghallucinogensandnon-violentcrimes.Lifetimeuserswerefoundtobebeween47to68percentmoreliketoselldrugs,althoughtheirmotivesweredescribedas“prosocial”,believingtheiractionstobepositiveforsharingmedicinaldrugswiththerapeuticqualities. Researchersconcludedthatdespitethepositivetrends,there’snotenoughdatatosupportmandatedpsychedelic-aidedtreatmenttosuppressviolentbehavioursincriminals,writing:“Mandatedtreatmentsarecommonincorrectionalsettings,yetaregenerallyineffective.” ...

AnewstudyconductedbyresearchersattheUniversityAlabamaandpublishedintheJournalPsychopharmacologyhasdiscoveredthattakingpsychedelicdrugssuchasLSDandmushroomsmaymakepeoplelesslikelytocommitviolentcrimessuchasassaultandtheft. Assubstancescloselylinkedtohippyculture,it’sperhapsunsurprisingnews. Thestudyfoundpeoplewhohaveusedhallucinogenswerearound12percentlesslikelytohavecommittedassault,18percentlessliketohavebeenarrestedforaviolentcrime,and27percentlesslikelytohavecommittedtheftcomparedtopeoplewhohadneverindulgedinpsychedelicdrugs. “Simplyput,thepositiveeffectsassociatedwithclassicpsychedelicuseappeartobereliable,”readthestudy. 480,000surveyresponsesweretakenintoaccountforthestudy,collectedbytheNationalSurveyonDrugUseandhealthbetween20002to2014.Thestudyalsoundtakersotherillegaldrugssuchascocaineandecstasyweremorelikelytocommitviolentcrimes. Thestudydidfindalinkbetweentakinghallucinogensandnon-violentcrimes.Lifetimeuserswerefoundtobebeween47to68percentmoreliketoselldrugs,althoughtheirmotivesweredescribedas“prosocial”,believingtheiractionstobepositiveforsharingmedicinaldrugswiththerapeuticqualities. Researchersconcludedthatdespitethepositivetrends,there’snotenoughdatatosupportmandatedpsychedelic-aidedtreatmenttosuppressviolentbehavioursincriminals,writing:“Mandatedtreatmentsarecommonincorrectionalsettings,yetaregenerallyineffective.” Anumberstudiesbetweenthe50sand70saboutforcedpsychedelictreatmentprisonersdidnotyieldpositiveresults,whichtheresearcherssaidshouldserveasa“cautionarytale”. ...
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