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Though Ginsberg, in time, decried the abuse of drugs like cocaine and speed (considering how they seriously affected his longtime companion, Peter Orlovsky), overall he remained a user of marijuana and, very occasionally, LSD. He also remained sympathetic to the situation of heroin addicts; though he was anti-heroin use, he believed that heroin addicts should be perceived as people afflicted with an illness and treated medically rather than branded criminals and harrassed & imprisoned.

I would suggest checking out "Deliberate Prose", his book of collected prose in which there are essays devouted to drugs. Ditto, I believe, to the book "Spontaneous Minds: Selected Interviews".