Thursday, January 24, 2013

Drug Holiday


In thinking about a possible society where recreational (or responsible adult use) of psychoactive drugs has been legitimated and integrated successfully, I thought about a possible phenomenon that could arise in such a situation.

In the same way a person or group will go on vacation a few times a year (saving up money, planning head, and entering a different mode of reality outside of the ordinary) one could go on a drug holiday or vacation.

This would mean that someone would schedule a period of time to indulge in whatever their substance(s) of choice is/are. The resulting high or “intoxication” could be seen as time away from the usual self, much like a traditional vacation or holiday is time away from home.        

So there you have it, a potential glimpse of what a society with a humane drug policy would be like.