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Science Says: Psychedelic Drug Users Less Likely to Commit Violent Crimes

A new study out of the University of Alabama found that people who have a history of using psychedelic drugs are less likely to commit violent crimes. The data was gathered for 13 years by 480,000 survey responses that was collected by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Data was collected by looking at answers about drug use and crimes.

The results found that people who had used psychedelic drugs were 12 percent less likely to have assaulted someone, 18 percent less likely to be arrested for a violent crime, and 27 percent less likely to steal from someone, when compared to someone who had never taken the drugs. The study also found that people who used psychedelics were 47-68 percent more likely to distribute drugs because of the medication component.

There have been a number of studies and professors that believe that psychedelic drugs could help with depression, suicidal thoughts, and addiction. These continued studies could help in going forward with legalizing psychedelic drugs, or at the very least further exploring their usefulness as medication.

What studies do you think need to be done? Do you support psychedelic drug legalization? Let us know in the comments below!