Obviously drugs come with a certain risk, but as far as drugs are concerned LSD is not particularly dangerous. Most of the risk is to the person using it. HPPD (hallucinogenic persisting perception disorder), for example is the sole reason that I don't want to use LSD or MDMA. The risk is small, but to me it's not worth it. Other people are free to make that judgment for themselves. The government shouldn't be involved at all. It just so happens that all of those drugs I mentioned are schedule 1, which means there is no recognized medical purpose, and there is a potential for "abuse". When the DEA says "abuse" they don't mean it the way normal people do. They mean recreational use (from a 2008 DEA publication: "abused for their ability to evoke hallucinogenic effects"). I was merely trying to point out the idiocy of how drugs are scheduled in the US. Is a drug really that dangerous just because it lacks a medical use and can be "abused"? Simple possession charges can quickly add up depending on the circumstances. Being arrested for schedule I drugs can easily ruin a persons life much faster than the drug itself. Sure, it's not exactly "safe" to alter your perception of reality, but is it really dangerous enough to warrant outrageous prison sentences (frequently there are mandatory minimum sentences). The danger of altered perception is certainly not negated by throwing the person into jail, to associate with real criminals. Same thing. They decided that the probability of me creating meth was much too dangerous for society. So indirectly, pseudoephedrine was too dangerous to be unregulated. Drugs being illegal does not indicate they are otherwise dangerous. All it means is the substance isn't "medicine", but fun enough to do, regardless. It's as simple as that.