As the DEA reported its largest-ever bust of synthetic-drug dealers and manufacturers, the U.N. admitted that its …
New synthetic drugs are popping up at such a rate that the government can’t ban them fast enough. Maybe we should talk about regulating recreational substances instead
Despite what the police — and most media — would have you believe, drugs are unlikely to have been the sole cause of the bizarre, violent behavior seen in the Florida ‘zombie’ case.
No one would suggest leaving potentially dangerous, untested drugs on the market. But an outright ban hinders valuable research on compounds that could hold clues to treatments for diseases like Alzheimer’s.
As I wrote here last week, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) had previously warned that it would place an emergency ban on five “legal high” substances commonly used in so-called fake marijuana.
As states race to outlaw synthetic drugs sold as “bath salts” or “fake marijuana,” there would seem to be little downside to banning these untested and possibly dangerous chemicals. But prohibiting “legal” intoxicants — many of …