Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Corner | National Review Online

The Corner | National Review Online: "I also wonder about the possibility of technological solutions. A question I’ve put out there before: If we developed a drug that offered all of the pleasures of cocaine or heroin, to such a point that it was an effective substitute for them, but entailed absolutely no physical or psychological side effects (for the sake of the hypothetical, say it would only offer one four-hour high, once a week, no matter how much you took), would that be a good thing or a catastrophe? I honestly don’t know how a rational actor should feel about that. "

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Reminds me of a post of mine on B v. E:
This line of thought has also triggered me to think about why we consider drugs immoral. Apparently, a new marijuana plant allows users to get some of the therapeutic benefits of marijuana without giving them a high. Which sounds great, until you stop and wonder, is there anything wrong with feeling high? Is the problem with drug use that the drugs make us feel good, or that they produce deleterious side effects?

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