Why the opioid epidemic is making a libertarian rethink drug legalization...
Joyce Park stashed this in Modern problems
CRISPR is going to make this argument look really naive in a couple of years. The era of basically limitless, pharmaceutical-grade drugs is almost upon us... and any policy that thinks it can stem that tide by shaming doctors or deploying cops is truly deluded.
So how do we get policy makers to embrace the era of limitless pharmaceutical-grade drugs?
Fully legal marijuana has to be part of the answer. No one grows up thinking they want to be a heroin addict, practically every single addict these days first had physical pain that was treated with prescription painkillers. Marijuana is more effective for a lot of those types of pain than opioids.
Makes sense. I wonder if the pharmaceutical companies lobby against fully legal marijuana.