02 Oct '11, 9pm

“@gattaca: Potheads Fare Worse Than Child Rapists in Canadian Crime Bill W.T.F?” Dear god. Can't we learn from the US?

I have an idea: How about totally rethinking the controls on drugs? While I am categorically opposed to drug abuse, I also believe that if someone wishes to fry his own brain and/or other parts, that is his business. I also believe that we should not need a doctor's imprimatur in order to go to the pharmacy. I understand the rationale for controlling some of the available drugs, political philosophy notwithstanding, but when was the last time you heard of someone 'abusing' antibiotics? How about getting high on ointments used for wounds? Nitro pills for the fun of it? But aren't those things dangerous if you don't know how to use them properly? The pharmacist knows more about he drugs and their effects on humans better than most doctors do. In addition, most any prescription, no matter how benign, comes with an information sheet as long as my arm. This is where we reach th...

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