In my world, there is a species from the Homo genus named Homo magicus. They are my wizards (or sorcerers, if you want).
Traditionally, magical humans/wizards/sorcerers are an EXTREMELY religious race: they originally lived in a polytheistic theocracy with a caste system à la Indian Empire with the caste of priests and priestesses on the top of everyone else.
In their religion, prophecies are said to come from intoxicating themselves.
In the most populated country mostly populated by magical humans, ALL drugs are legalised, both for therapeutic use, and for recreative use. Yes, that includes ethanol, nicotine, THC, CBD, LSD, magic mushrooms, etc.
However, there are still some strict rules. For example:
- Nicotine is therapeutically legalised in forms of pills, legalised for recreative use in forms meant for being smoked, vaped, and chewed, and in both cases, in forms of gums.
- CBD and THC are therapeutically legalised in any form (edibles, oils, etc.), but they are only legalised for recreative use in forms meant for being smoked, vaped, and chewed.
- The legal age for buying, consuming, and possessing recreative drugs is 50 years old (magical humans age two times slower than anatomically modern humans, so the homologous age is 25 years old), but, there is no age restriction for buying, consuming, and possessing medically-prescribed drugs.
So, I wonder why would all drugs be legalised? What I mean is most countries today are not against the so-called "War on Drugs" that started in the United States of America because of a democratically elected tyrant, President Richard Nixon.