Actress Daryl Hannah has urged politicians to legalise marijuana and magic mushrooms - because the drugs open people's minds.

The KILL BILL star has called for substances which are "derived from nature" to be made legal, because she believes they have educational values.

Hannah, 44, says, "I'm afraid of chemical-based drugs. But the ones derived directly from nature concern me less.

"Things like mushrooms, peyote, marijuana, shouldn't be illegal.

"You don't want people to operate heavy machinery while they're on those things, but I have no problem with their use.

"It's ridiculous that something can be illegal when it can be so useful for opening minds.

"Hallucinogens open all of your senses. They can actually be quite educational and result in epiphanies."

13/02/2005 10:47