KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s JESSE LEACH: I Actually Think Most Drugs Are Good For Humanity

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE vocalist Jesse Leach shared his opinion on various types of drugs, telling Metal Hammer Magazine during a recent interview:

“I think psychedelia is important for aiding people with depression, anxiety, and dementia. Studies have been showing it lately – and I can attest to it personally – that psychedelic drugs in small micro-doses can really help people with mental disorders.

“Mushrooms and LSD have been scientifically shown to calm anxiety, help with depression and re-channel the synapses in the brain to alter personalities and help fix glitches in ways that we never thought were possible.

“And the natural side-effects of those drugs in low amounts is far less damaging to your brain than prescription drugs. The big pharmac*utical companies are making billions of dollars by essentially poisoning our livers and brains.

“I actually think most drugs, on the whole, are good for humanity. Marij*ana, for instance, can help people go through chemotherapy, which is a horrible thing. But just like anything, abusing drugs can be detrimental to your physical and mental health.

“I definitely can’t stand cocaine though. I think the way that it’s processed and the whole methodology behind it, from the people who make it to the way it gets shipped in, make it a disgusting drug. I hate cocaine.

“I dappled with her*in when I was younger and that’s also a terrible, life-sucking drug, but I don’t think using it should be a criminal activity. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I think that we should legalize everything and treat addicts and drug abusers as people with mental illnesses, not criminals.”