Thursday, January 20, 2011

Is drug use bad?

Portugal's Experiment With Drugs | Mother Jones

This article assumes that that less drug use is better. I'm less certain. Alcohol is a drug. Compare the countries that consume the most booze to those who consume the least (notice the map). Booze doesn't look that bad: Luxumbourg, Ireland and Hungary are highest vs. 12 at 0%, all Muslim countries. I'm not saying that more drugs and booze are better, but applying the adage of "all things in moderation" would lead me to ask why not booze? Why not other drugs? Especially since illegal drug markets have so many negative effects such as gangs and the cost of fighting them.

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