When I think of magic mushrooms, I think of how they fueled the Psychadelic Sixties and Seventies, not using them as medicine.  Apparently, I’m wrong.  Psychadelic mushrooms, it turns out, have been used as medicine for centuries, but not here in the U.S. since they were branded a banned substance.  While researchers at Harvard University are studying the effects of the mushroom’s cousin, LSD, people who suffer from cluster headaches have taken it upon themselves to grow magic mushrooms and harvest them to stop the painful attacks. 

Why would otherwise law-abiding citizens, many of them in their 50′s and 60′s, turn to psychadelic drugs?  Because there is no legal cure for the cluster headaches which bring with them a pain so severe that they’ve been dubbed suicide headaches and have led some female sufferers to describe the pain as worse than childbirth.  Click here to watch a video from the folks at National Geographic

These people are breaking the law by possessing psychadelic drugs.  Should they be arrested?  Cluster headaches affect only 1 person in 1,000. Do you know anyone who suffers from them? Let me know what you think in the Comments Section below.