Earth and Fire Erowid of Erowid.org. have posted the lead essay in a Cato virtual roundtable on drugs, drug use, drug abuse, and drug policies. Jacob Sullum, Jonathan Caulkins, and I are to be the other participants.
The essay is a gem. Its point is simple: It’s possible to use drugs, whether licit or illicit, more or less safely, and our current policies and social practices don’t help users do so more safely.
I’m going to have a hard time figuring out what to disagree with, other than the obvious point that the volume of damage is determined by the volume of use as well as the level of precaution.