“Drugs are bad, mkay.”
Those are famous words coined by Mr. Mackey, South Park’s school counselor. Children and young adults often hear those words (minus the “mkay”) from their own teachers, school speakers and parents throughout their young lives.
But more and more studies are attempting to prove that a drug is actually good. They say that eating magic mushrooms may help people with depression and other health issues.
Hmmm, is this going to turn into another medical marijuana epidemic?
The hallucinogenic chemical compound in the mushroom, psilocybin, helps ” turn off the parts of the brain that integrate sensations – seeing, hearing, feeling – with thinking,” according to an article on The Chart.
Wait…what? It’s going to turn off seeing, hearing, feeling? Wouldn’t that make me some kind of mindless zombie?
The study also found “that the more psilocybin shuts off the brain, the greater the feeling of being in an altered state of consciousness.  It’s not the same as dreaming, because you’re fully conscious and aware.” Yea…this is also known as tripping.
Obviously, being in an altered state of consciousness can make one less depressed. Why do people drink after a stressful or bad event? Why do people abuse pills? To feel good.
Getting someone high is not a cure. It’s a cover-up.