Thursday, June 11, 2015

ABROAD: Easy Does It
Why hardly anyone dies from a drug overdose in Portugal    
Perhaps more significantly, the report notes that the use of "legal highs" - like so-called "synthetic" marijuana, "bath salts" and the like - is lower in Portugal than in any of the other countries for which reliable data exists. This makes a lot of intuitive sense : why bother with fake weed or dangerous designer drugs when you can get the real stuff? This is arguably a positive development for public health in the sense that many of the designer drugs that people develop to skirt existing drug laws have terrible and often deadly side effects.

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