Mephedrone was rediscovered in 2003 but wasn't popular among users until it sold prominently on the internet as "Bath Salts" around the world in 2007. The product was made for human consumption but masked as a bath salt in order to sell legally around the world. Now there are cases hitting the papers daily where people that are high on these chemicals are doing outlandish acts. This chemical is illegal currently in 37 states. Do you think they should be illegal in every state?
Bath salts are very scary- I mean, one man ate another man's face after ingesting the stuff! But by making drugs 'illegal' we never stop users or the drug issue. In fact, our drug problems are only sky rocketing the more things we deem 'illegal.' So why keep doing what doesn't work? Therefore, I poise a different question- how can we decrease the number of willing users without resorting to our over-loaded criminal justice system?
I like how you think Mazzy Bolero! All I know is making drugs illegal doesn't cause usage to go down. As we have seen since the "war on drugs" began, drug use in America has only gone up.http://beckybruce.hubpages.com/hub/legalizeweedny
NO. People should be more responsible for their own actions. It's absurd that we have to outlaw everything that 99% of society uses legitimately just because some irresponsible moron thinks its cool to shove it up his nose. We shouldn't have to cater to the lowest common denominator.
You've missed the point Mazzy. In that instance I was describing a common situation (bath salt agnostic), where the pleasures of the masses are hindered by the actions of a few radicals that we feel the need to cater to.