Psychoactive drugs

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Many consider the use of any and all Psychoactive Drugs (also known as "psychoactives" and "controlled substances") to be immoral. Others believe certain psychoactives have benefits which outweigh their detrimental effects, and that the detrimental effects have been greatly exaggerated for reasons which remain unclear. It also seems likely that certain legal substances, such as coffee and tobacco, are more harmful than some illegal substances, such as cannabis.



  • EROWID: documenting the complex relationship between humans and psychoactives


  • 2005-12-04 Cannabis Almost Doubles Risk Of Fatal Crashes
  • 2005-11-23 reader comment in (response to Branfman article): "Among other things, the study concluded that, statistically speaking, drivers with marijuana in their bloodstream (and no alcohol or other drugs) had a slightly lower risk of causing highway fatalities than sober drivers." If anyone knows how to find this report...