When this article appeared in Stuff it seemed to want to give the impression that drugs = bad. That is good for it. However, when I read it it simply made me think that we should legalise said drugs. Here is why.
Ecstasy users are unwittingly taking other potentially more dangerous substances including P, as drug dealers become more reckless, officials warn.
And this is happening because of the large number of drug raids, restricting the supply of Ecstasy right. So legalisation would improve quality and safety. Also.
When it burst on to the scene in the 1970s it was pure MDMA and its reputation as an uncomplicated party drug exploded. However, once MDMA was made illegal in the late 1970s, ecstasy’s make-up changed. The legend of the “round shiny tablet with a logo on it” had grown out of proportion.
So making it illegal lead to a degradation of the quality of the product, which made it more dangerous.
So lets legalise these things and regulate the industries, no?