What would you do if you had to choose between suffering for years with devastating cluster headaches or using an illegal substance for relief and risking prison time?
Probably, most of us would opt for number two as it's only logical to try something that harms no one and can help us function normally with a decent quality of life. Do you think it's fair to face prison time if you make this choice?
This is the story of Damon Laetzsch, an army veteran who, suffering from one of the most painful types of headaches there is, turned to psilocybin mushrooms and DMT (Dimethyltryptamine or "the spirit molecule"), one of the most powerful psychedelics on the planet.
At the time of this reporting, initially done by High Times’ Patrick Maravelias, Laetzsch is facing a potential prison sentence of 6-and-a-half years if he gets convicted for the possession and manufacturing of dangerous drugs.
“It’s the worst pain I’ve ever felt in my life,” Laetzsch said. “Nothing helps the headache as well as DMT when I’m actually having it. It will abort the headache immediately. A small hit will abort the headache for about an hour to an hour and a half. If …