Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"It's legal because it's safe"

"It's legal because it's safe" - Tagline for 'Happy high herbs'

Happy High Herbs is an Australian party drug store that sells 'alternative' drugs and claims them all the be safe.  Somewhere society got the idea that if a drug is legal than it must be safe.  In reality it's more that if a drug isn't popularly used for fun and doesn't have a medical use it's illegal.

Why is morphine in a hospital accepted and safe, but morphine/heroin outside not?  Can't someone become addicted to morphine in the hospital? (yes)

Lets look at some drugs and see if the legal ones are really safe.

Deaths in the United States in a typical year:
  • Tobacco kills about 400,000
  • Alcohol kills about 80,000
  • Cocaine kills about 2,500
  • Heroin kills about 2,000
  • Aspirin kills about 2,000
  • Marijuana kills 0
That's 482,000 deaths by legal drugs and 4,500 deaths from illegal drugs.

Now I am NOT saying illegal drugs are safe, many more people use legal drugs which makes their numbers much higher. 

All I am saying is that just because something is legal, does not make it safe.

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  2. "just because something is legal, does not make it safe"
    I agree. You could also switch the "safe" with a "right" in my opinion.

  3. Making something illegal only makes it go underground and become more dangerous for everyone involved. You can't regulate personal preference and think you'll ever be successful.

  4. I don't think the government should tell me what I can and can't do with my body.

  5. I've done lots of "legal drugs", the most recent being Kratom and Mexican Dream Herb. And honestly, the legal ones aren't designed for the more popular party scene scripts.
    I still think though that certain drugs should be left in the hands of professionals.

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