Psychedelic Drugs Make People Less Violent

After it’s recently been proven that Psychedelic drugs can help a person develop higher level of consciousness, new study shows what these drugs make people less violent.

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that psychedelic drugs, like magic mushrooms, LSD, peyote and ayahuasca, might make people less violent and less likely to commit assault or steal.

People who had used psychedelic drugs at least once were about 12 percent less likely to have assaulted someone, 18 percent less likely to have been arrested for a violent crime, and 27 percent less likely to have stolen someone than people who had never taken the drugs, the researchers explained in the Journal of Psychopharmacology this week.

“Simply put, the positive effects associated with classic psychedelic use appear to be reliable,” the study’s authors wrote, calling the research “compelling rationale” for more clinical research, despite “political hurdles“, says in the article on Newsweek. Read it in full here.