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Q&A: Banning mephedrone - Times Online

Stupid people are taking this crap because the safer better alternatives are illegal.
And your solution to that is what?

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What struck me yesterday about all the coverage of this story was that little mention was made of the part that alcohol appears to have had in the deaths. This happened previously when there was a big campaign against Ecstasy after someone died after using it, again they had been drinking heavily.

It gets better that that -- see here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article7029753.ece

"“The current model criminalises the substance. We really need to have a model which criminalises the activity and the intent behind the activity.

“After all, the whole basis of Scots criminal law is that there is a mens rea — a mental intent to do harm or to cause benefit at the expense of others in a way which is unacceptable.

“The method of making law by defining everything is not the traditional approach in Scotland. The mens rea [in drug dealing] is making profit out of the sale of a substance, whether that substance at the moment has a legal use — plant food, in the case of mephedrone — or an illegal use.”

Officials in Mr Ewing’s department are working with the Home Office to consider how the law could be changed."

-- And God turned around and cried bitterly... --

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