Mind-altering substances have been used in cultures and societies all over the world since the beginning of recorded history, and probably before. Shamans, witch doctors, visionaries, the elite and common man alike have partaken in consciousness alteration through the use of substances which are for the most part illicit.
It’s interesting to keep in mind that alcohol, tobacco and coffee were all classed as illegal psychoactive substances at one point.
Also check out this link: “The 19th-century opium trade was a crucial factor in the British Empire’s rise to global supremacy.”
Are our minds being suppressed by the classification of hallucinogens and psychoactives as all dangerous apart from the taxable ones?
Hear us talk about this and more in our MK Ultra and Mind Control episode of Those Conspiracy Guys.