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Brian Quass

Brian Quass is the founder of AbolishTheDEA.com, where he denounces the drug war as a superstitious attempt to scapegoat mother nature for social ills. He contends that mother nature’s pharmacy is a birthright of all earthlings and that the government has no right to tell you that you can’t access the plants and fungi that grow at your very feet. He believes that both modern research and ancient tradition testify to the great potential of brain-enhancing plants and that the criminalization of such plants is nothing less than the government’s attempt to control how and how much one is allowed to think.

Why American Drug Policy is Insane

First America takes away the citizens’ right to manage their own pain by rendering opium illegal. Then the American psychiatric field decides that it will treat the resultant epidemic of depression by damaging the patient’s brain, i.e. by treating depressed patients using electroshock therapy.

Why Hollywood Owes Richard Nixon an Oscar

Hollywood owes Richard Nixon a posthumous Oscar. If the 37th president of the United States had not launched a paramilitary crackdown on the use of naturally-occurring substances in the early ‘70s, we would have no movies like the following: American Gangster, Asian Connection, Bobby...

You are immortal. The drug war isn’t.

Recent research has clearly demonstrated that psychedelic inebriation is associated with decreased activity in the brain. That’s right: the more vivid the imagery and insights that you access in your “trip,” the less active the brain is. This is the exact opposite of what might be expected...

Six problems with Mike Wise’s Anti-psychedelic Memoir of the Sixties

According to the title of Mike’s memoir, the ‘60s tore his family apart. But a more accurate title would have been, “psychedelics tore my family apart,” as the author seems determined to put the blame for his unhappy childhood on his parents’ drug use, and particularly on...

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