Once a substance becomes evil... - Journal of Omnifarious
Jun. 21st, 2008
08:39 am - Once a substance becomes evil...
I found an interesting article: "Prescription Ecstasy and Other Pipe Dreams"
It's an interview with someone who's doing a lot of research on potential therapeutic uses of 'evil' drugs. It's interesting and aggravating to learn that once a subtsance is branded 'evil' it becomes nearly impossible to do any worthwhile research on it.
I also find the possible use of MDMA in a therapeutic setting to treat PTSD to be particularly interesting.
The second amendment argument, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people.", seems particularly apropos here. Substances are not good or evil by themselves. It's the uses to which they're put that render them worrisome. Treating the substance as if it's inherently evil somehow is all the wrong approach.