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Underground Chemists Leave Drug Warriors In the Dust

31st May 2012

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One of the under-appreciated challenges of banning stuff is that you have to define with some degree of precision whatever it is you’re trying to outlaw. Write a law too broadly and you might render illegal things (and anger constituencies) that were never on your radar. Write too narrowly, and you miss your target entirely. And if you set out to ban chemicals, natural or artificial, that make people feel good, you soon discover that savvy chemists are perfectly capable of making new chemicals that get people just as high.

2 Responses to “Underground Chemists Leave Drug Warriors In the Dust”

  1. RealRick Says:

    Wired is just catching up with VERY old news. Chemists were making money off of designer drugs back in the 1970’s. At that time it was mostly different versions of LSD. One of the designer drugs in the ’80’s had some notoriety because caused permanent damage.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    Think of it as evolution in action.