Why is the change of consciousness condemned in modern society and is it considered a crime to possess any kind of psychedelic substances?

Why is the change of consciousness condemned in modern society and is it considered a crime to possess any kind of psychedelic substances?

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Answer 1
March, 2021

There is no particular mystery in this.

It's just that people in altered states of consciousness often interfere with the majority. This is the only reason to fight them.

Sometimes a fair fight (when they get in the way of inappropriate behavior), sometimes unfair (when some particular harm from their behavior is a myth).

Don't look for society, no abstract justice. Our societies are such an extended tool of evolution.

A mutation occurs - the tail falls off. Do tailless survive better? The mutation has taken hold.

Societies also undergo mutations and selection. Only mutations are already semi-conscious. The society consciously or unconsciously changes the culture.

One society prohibits the use of alcohol, another heroin, the third prohibits nothing. These societies are fighting for the same resources, for the same habitat. What remains is the one that is better adapted, fights more effectively with others. Not necessarily deliberately prohibited. Perhaps the ban is a consequence of other cultural attitudes that give other benefits that were fundamentally important, but now their trace remains or remain fundamentally important.

It's like with hawthorn.

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It is impossible to completely eliminate the consumption of any surrogates. But the state cannot simply ignore this problem. And the reason is very simple.

According to the law, according to the constitution, we all, each of us, have the right to medical assistance.

The problem is that no one is able to distinguish the order of methanol poisoning from poisoning with completely ordinary alcohol purchased is completely legal in the most honest expensive beautiful store.

Moreover, usually no one distinguishes a person who has a bad heart from an alcoholic. For simplicity, they pretend that they have not noticed anything and walk past.

Medicine is obliged to rush equally to a person who jumped out of the window on its own and to a person thrown out of the window. These people do not look different.

Medical care is very expensive.

That is why it is easier for the state to ban methyl alcohol than to spend huge amounts of money to eliminate the consequences of its use.

P.S. Yes, more. People with disabilities will now undergo rehabilitation and receive a pension. There is also blindness, even with a moderate degree of poisoning. We present, yes, a new burden on the state thanks to some cunning businessmen who broke the law. Giving a disability pension based on guilt is not possible. If they shared it where, as I understand it, they did not give it to anyone, then they gave it to war invalids who distinguished themselves in service, then to all war invalids, then to all invalids in general.

And another observation. There are also a lot of comments on my local forum - they are to blame, hurray, self-sawing, etc. But I just remembered that on the same forum there was a great sale of draft alcohol.

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If, in an altered state of consciousness, people begin to crush people in a car, I startIf you yourself get hit by a car, it is easier for society to prohibit a psychoactive substance, since it cannot refuse assistance and the losses from accidents are very high. Self-regulation of society is formed from such little things.

There is no justice here. Just as there is no justice in the prohibition of crossing the railway outside pedestrian crossings. What if I don't care? Let it crush me. But society is not all the same, it needs to figure out why someone was crushed, maybe on purpose. Too many problems from me, who doesn't care whether the train crushes me or not.

Answer 2
March, 2021

Apparently, this is due to the hypothesis that people in an altered consciousness change. And then it depends on your views - either what is hidden under a sober mask creeps out of a person, or he changes and becomes a bastard

Well, if we talk about the prohibition of traffic, this is akin to the requirement to buckle up. Preservation of public health.

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