twc home   |   charter   |   links & refs   |   mailing-list archive   |   song

Re: Legal problems with access

Brian Sandle (
Sun, 30 Jun 1996 19:11:35

Date: Sun, 30 Jun 1996 19:11:35
From: Brian Sandle <>
Subject: Re: Legal problems with access
In-Reply-To: <>

On Sun, 30 Jun 1996, Anexia wrote:

> Procuring hallucinogens legally can be done, but administering
> them legally cannot (at least in the US). Getting these substances
> lowered from a class one status to class two status seems important yet
> improbable. The Religious Right would go loony-toons at the suggestion
> that these "evil, Satanic drugs" be administerd to people on their death
> beds. I don't know about Europe, but in the US, the church has MAJOR
> political pull. It is almost a political party itself. They want a
> monopoly on spiritual experiences. Since they cannot offer
> transcendental experiences, anything that can is considered deadly
> competition.

So is it the church in China which has just executed people for drug crimes?

I think I'll be a bit monotonous on this for a while and ask what do drug
people do to look after their failures? You criticise the church, but
they do have some role in looking after people.

They do not quibble so much at others' spiritual ways, but at cleaning up
mess. Demonstrate no mess for a start. And while there is any mess it is
likely that new users could be hurt badly at death, too, as by scopalamine.

I imagine you are asking for legality for accustomed users to have the
drug at the death bed in the hospital, so it would be looked at as a foot
in the door for legalising the earlier use.

While attempting to get these things legalized for the
> dying is all-important, my guess is that we'll have to break a few laws
> if we want to adminiser hallucinogens anytime soon.

Which a lot of people may have been doing, but I hope
confusion does not come to the lives of some as sales pressure looms
on them to take the substances at the legal time for a first go if any
legalisation occurs.

Brian Sandle

twc home   |   charter   |   links & refs   |   mailing-list archive   |   song