Thursday, July 07, 2005
The Ethics Of Medical Marijuana
Given this post at Undetached Rabbit Parts, I have been wondering why it is that governments persist in outlawing a number of recreational drugs. From an ethical point of view it seems better to decriminalise these drugs, though regulate their production and access to them, than to persist in trying to enforce laws that probably do more damage than they prevent. Is there a vaguly coherent argument for the regulation of narcotics?