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I suppose the point I am trying to make to both you and DVX above is that if the issue were to be decided on purely "rational" medical grounds, then both antibiotics and psychoactive drugs would remain controlled. However in a  scenario were (say) E or heroin was so cheap and widely available and used there might come a point where the pragmatic or socially "rational" thing to do would be to decriminalise it and seek to mitigate any harmful effects.

The point of criminalising anything is to discourage and reduce its occurrence. If that is demonstrably not working then the rational approach is to seek other strategies to minimise the harm.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 8th, 2008 at 11:19:22 AM EST
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