Talk:Illegal drugs

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Reversion Explained

Although it was a good faith edit, I had to undo your edit. The key terms are drug abuse and licit. Ordinary use of legal, prescribed drugs does not qualify as drug abuse, which is what your edit would have implied. DanH 02:30, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

Clean up

This page is poorly written by people who obviously have no idea regarding the chemistry of such discussed substances. I have cleaned up Cannabis for the time being. Brum 22:00, 16 November 2008 (EST)

I think this page needs a complete re-write, based around the Controlled Substances Act of 1970. That particular international law, which was authored largely by the US, breaks down precisely how dangerous illegal and prescription drugs are in a logical manner. Specific illegal drugs, and their specific effects and harms, can then be summarized and linked to their main pages in order of prevalence in the US. --Pious (talk) 21:39, 8 September 2016 (EDT)

JimErgopo's druggie reference

Jimmy, you can find them here:

  • Isaiah 47:9
But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
  • Isaiah 47:12
Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
  • Acts 8:11
And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
  • Revelation 9:21
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.
  • Revelation 18:23
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

The root word for "sorceries" in this context is φαρμακείο "farmakeio", from which the word "pharmacy" comes from. Jimmy, did you know that a pharmacy is a drug store? That they sell drugs? Ya learn sumpin' new every day! Karajou 21:18, 9 March 2010 (EST)

Not Legal

Cocaine and Methaquaalone are both listed here under legal drugs, but both are Schedule 1 compounds!

Cocaine is in Schedule II because it has a medicinal use as a local, topical anesthetic during surgeries wherein the patient cannot be rendered unconscious.
They are probably listed as such because they are "street drugs" which are commonly bought and sold illegally. However, you're right hat they are restricted but not completely outlawed. Perhaps you should clarify? --David B (TALK) 22:08, 8 September 2016 (EDT)
As for a rewrite, it seems to me that just a significant modification would be in order. If it were me, I'd probably make sections for drugs which are completely outlawed, then sections for different levels of restrictions. Or, you could just organize them by effect (stimulant, hallucinogen, etc.) then specify somehow what restriction is on each one (or not even bother). By all means do what you think best to improve this. --David B (TALK) 22:15, 8 September 2016 (EDT)
I just created Leary v. United States. In that page, there's a link to the FDA's version of the CSA of 1970, and your idea is basically what the Federal government did. --Pious (talk) 22:32, 8 September 2016 (EDT)
I think like the feds? Ouch, that's frightening! Do whatever you think displays the information best. --David B (TALK) 11:35, 9 September 2016 (EDT)