Not so long ago, a Republican MP in the New Hampshire Parliament presented his colleagues with a bill proposing to legalize the possession and use of any psychedelic and hallucinogenic substances for the purpose of their recreational and therapeutic use. Also, certain paragraphs of the text of the bill significantly reduce the preventive measures against citizens guilty of the production and sale of psychoactive substances. Curiously, among all the substances on the list, LSD stands out in particular, which, due to its partially synthetic nature, is often not recognized as a “natural” therapeutic psychedelic in other regions of the country considering reforms.
"I believe that the adult citizens of our state have the conscience to independently and responsibly dispose of the right to change their consciousness," says author and main sponsor of the project, MP Kevin Werville.
"In this regard, judging by all the information available to us from the medical profession, LSD, psilocybin and similar substances are not much different from completely legal alcohol, tobacco or regulated drugs. On the contrary, in many ways, they are much safer for human health than similar legal products!"
At the moment, the bill is under consideration by special expert committees in parliament, which will decide whether to allow the bill to be considered in the legislature or not.
The initiative was supported by progressive elements from both parties in Parliament, noting that the reform would significantly reduce the burden on the state's penal system, save many people from prison and criminal records, and save the state significant funds on police work and the maintenance of prisoners. Conservative elements, in turn, drew attention to the fact that such benefits of the reform were allegedly difficult to predict accurately, against the "proven" negative effects of the use and availability of psychedelic substances.