Posted by pinksharkmark (126.96.36.199) on May 19, 2001 at 01:39:54:
In Reply to: Warning! Vent ahead (kinda long) posted by Tony S on May 18, 2001 at 23:46:46:
Valid points, expressed concisely. I had been meaning to post something along the same lines myself, because I, too, have noticed an almost hysterical knee-jerk reaction to the word "migraine" in many recent posts.
It's as if all reading comprehension in an otherwise intelligent person instantly vanishes as soon as the word "migraine" appears. Some of the folks who have been mistreated here lately are quite obviously clusterheads. Janie is just the most recent one.
I am a person of strong opinions, and never at a loss for a snappy comeback. Because of this irritating character flaw, I have trained myself to RE-READ several times any message I feel deserves a rebuttal, to make SURE I have not misunderstood. I type my reply, then read it and RE-READ it and usually edit it a bit, then hit the "preview your followup" button, read it AGAIN, maybe edit it again, then finally hit the post button.
Even with all that, there are times I wish I could go back and edit some of my posts or delete them entirely. Unfortunately, only DJ has the capacity to do that, and he (to his credit) almost always follows a "hands-off" policy.
As for the legality of mushrooms:
This is an international community. In most countries of the world, psilocybin mushrooms are perfectly legal. England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland, the Dominican Republic, virtually all of South America and Asia, most of Africa... the list goes on. In Canada the Narcotics Control Act allows for simple possession of both psilocybin and LSD if you have a prescription for them.
As a matter of fact, simple possession of wild-gathered psilocybin mushrooms in the state of Florida has been legal since the mid-seventies, when the Florida State Supreme Court ruled that Florida's current anti-mushroom legislation is unconstitutional. See Fiske vs. State of Florida.
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