Unless you define “alternate states of mind” and “expanding of consciousness,” nobody can give you a straight answer. Sorry. And though I don’t know the answer to that, I will say that it can put holes in your brain. I suppose that leaves more room for mental expansion…
But do it wrong, and you still end up dead. So everything in moderation, even moderation.
as someone who used to use it. Absolutly. I do not regret doing drugs because I learned from it, however, I do have long term side effects from doing drugs. I have not touched it in a very long time;)