@grainloom this was a seriously fantastic read, where did you find this? :)

@eden I think someone linked an article from that site here? The tab was open for a few weeks so I don't really remember.
There are other very interesting ones, such as this:
It is a very interesting take on the, I guess evolution of religion and societies??

@eden I think it miiiight have been linked by @vascorsd coz they often link to interesting stuff???

@grainloom @eden not sute if I can take the credit but I remember the first link content somehow 🤔

@grainloom When drug market has better, more discerning and responsible consumers than, say, food or videogames market.

@drequivalent @grainloom this is true but to get to this stage some folk lost their lives and others ended up serving very long sentences in prison (the turning points being MDMA pills with extremely high purity/dosage levels that took users by surprise, the availability of fentanyl which can be lethal even to experienced users as well as diverted pharms (normally only prescribed to senior patients with strong drugs tolerance) finding their way to younger users.

@grainloom @drequivalent what *should* happen and would also reduce risk of being drawn into other criminality is a tolerated, regulated portal for recreational drugs, so they can be sold at affordable prices but maybe with a sensible level of taxation that goes to public healthcare services; in a similar way to how alcohol and tobacco (which is far worse for you) is currently sold..

@vfrmedia @grainloom Fully agree with that.
Besides, the "recreational drug users" I know are far from the popular image of a dirty junkie bum, they are actually very conscious about what they're putting into their bodies. A lot of them do sports.

@drequivalent @grainloom also increasingly many people aren't even doing drugs "for fun" but to give them energy/focus to cope with work demands or education/learning and/or to help them sleep during nights for same reasons, so they can be more functional member of society. Its actually difficult to hold a rav or even a house party or listen to loud music now in my country without getting trouble for noise/anti social behaviour...

@vfrmedia @grainloom That's how I do weed most of the time. Cannabis Indica is the best knockout pill ever created. Nothing comes close to being both as effective and as safe as this pretty simple plant that could be dirt-cheap if not for all "drugs are bad, mkay" bullshit.

I think why also the prohibition fails to accomplish its supposed goals, is because it takes all the nuance and semitones out. It favors ignorance over information and draws the line in the wrong place. It is a problem when a person crosses this line by an uninformed decision. Then they start experimenting. And come to real dangerous stuff that may and will kill you dead or at least give you n addiction(opiates as a rule). And that's it for them


What also happened here with darknet trade (could be UK specific) is because its more effort (extra software, cryptocurrencies etc) but still illegal it attracted intelligent middle class kids into buying bulk purchases to the point they are classed as "dealers" (and if they even give some away or share it at near cost price under UK law that is dealing, and the penalty can go from a caution (just an official warning) to a short prison term.


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