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We Affirm
Contention 1 is Psychedelics
Barker-16 defines psychedelics as
Barker 16, Eric L., Dean, College of Pharmacy Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology “Psychedelics,” 04-xx-2016,  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4813425/
Psychedelics (serotonergic hallucinogens) are powerful psychoactive substances that alter perception and mood and affect numerous cognitive processes. They are generally considered physiologically safe and do not lead to dependence or addiction. Their origin predates written history, and they were employed by early cultures in many sociocultural and ritual contexts. 
 
These drugs have critical psychological benefits
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Oaklander 18 Mandy Oaklander writes and edits health news for TIME. “This Will Change Your Mind About Psychedelic Drugs,” https://time.com/5278036/michael-pollan-psychedelic-drugs/
For years, the field of mental health has been largely barren of meaningful treatment advances. But now, scientists have new hope in the least likely of places: psychedelic drugs. Recent research suggests that certain psychedelic substances can help relieve anxiety, depression, [and] PTSD, addiction and the fear surrounding a terminal diagnosis.


Unfortunately, they aren’t accessible now
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Morski 21 Dr. Lynn Marie Morski began her professional life as a multimedia designer, then made a major shift and embarked on a medical career which began at St. Louis University School of Medicine, then continued with family medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic and a sports medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona. “Psychedelics: Are They Legal in the USA?” https://wayofleaf.com/psychedelics/are-psychedelics-legal-in-the-usa
The quick answer is ‘none.’ At present, only one state (Oregon) and a handful of cities have [has] decriminalized psilocybin or any other psychedelics. It merely means that one can’t get arrested for possessing small amounts. It also doesn’t offer protection outside of the locality where decriminalization exists. And, the drugs are still illegal federally.



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