Now I know most of you probably view these substances as degenerate and corruptive western influence, but keep in mind that it was actually the US that spearheaded the ban of them(due to the US prison industrial complex and police to get more funding, as well as higher incarcetation rates). Wierdly enough, until the 60s and 70s THC and CBD in the USSR were actually legal and sometimes even prescribed as relaxants and painkillers in the form of tinctures. It was actually due to american influence that the USSR banned them.
Here are the reasons why i think these substances should be legalized:
Whatever their negative effects, they're much lower than hard drugs and even tobacco and alcohol
Most arguments against weed and psychedelics("They cause psychosis", "they make you dumb", "they're degenerate") apply just as much, if not more to tobacco and alcohol. Alcohol causes psychosis, acts of domestic violence, destruction of cognitive abilities, etc, while tobacco lowers the nation's life expectancy.
While weed is mildly addictive, its not addictive to the same level as tobacco and alcohol. If someone can't use it responsibly, its on him. Meanwhile psychedelics aren't addictive and dont cause any physical or mental damage unless taken very often, which is very hard to do because after taking them, your brain has a revulsion towards them for a long time period.
Psychedelics could be an alternative to the disgusting psychiatric pills peddled by the Pindos big pharma which are produced not to reduce side effects or drastically improve the mental state of the consumer, but to generate as much profit as possible. Moreover substances like psilocybin and LSD have been proven to reduce depression and anxiety in the long term without any serious side effects unlike the life threatening side effects of big pharma pills.
Research on psychedelics is very difficult due to their western imposed illegality. Russia could provide a safer more effective alternative to Big pharma medicine( which is peddling its flawed pills to the rest of the world) through allowing its medical industry to research psychedelics and offer psychiatric treatments using them, . Think of psychedelics as the equivalent of bacteriophages, while SSRIs and benzos are the western antibiotics.