Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ecstasy safer than peanuts: New Scientist

Can't help laughing at the analogy in this New Scientist editorial:

"Say you have to decide whether to give a stranger a peanut or ecstasy. Which is safest? Ecstasy, of course.

"A much larger percentage of people suffer a fatal acute reaction to peanuts than to MDMA."

The piece goes on to lament the absurd nature of drug laws and policies that kowtow to the tabloid press instead of to rational evidence.

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