Drug policy is currently being run by fear-based, social controlling, do-gooders, whose main concern seems to be protecting the interests of pharmaceutical, tobacco and alcohol companies at the expense of individual freedom and wellbeing!
There are so many wonderful substances denied us which could help expand our consciousness whilst we are allowed only the highly toxic, consciousness-lowering drug alcohol. Nowhere is this worse than here in Australia where even plants allowed our friends in North America are denied us! This is supposedly to to "protect" us from our own foolishness, as if such a thing is possible! In time, may enlightenment reign and our God-given freedom to explore the wonders of this world be restored! Amen!