Should all drugs be legalized? : a primer for the 21st century / Mattha Busby ; general editor, Matthew Taylor.
Contributor(s): Taylor, Matthew [editor.].Series: Big idea (Thames and Hudson): Publisher: London ; New York, New York : Thames and Hudson Ltd., ©2022Description: 143 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780500295687.Subject(s): Drug legalization | Drug legalization -- Social aspects | Drug utilization -- History | Drogues -- Légalisation | Drogues -- Légalisation -- Aspect social | Médicaments -- Usage -- Histoire | Drug legalization | Drug utilizationGenre/Form: History. | Print books.
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"Over 200 illustrations" -- Title page.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Evolution of drug use and production -- Effects on individual and social health -- Impact of the war on drugs -- Decriminalizing and regulating drug use -- Conclusion -- Further reading.
"From prescription medicines and alcohol to cocaine and cannabis, the use of drugs has reached an unprecedented high. We have always sought to alter our moods and relieve pain, so why today are some drugs prescribed or licensed while others remain prohibited? Cannabis is already partially legalized in more than 50 countries. Should magic mushrooms, MDMA and LSD be next in line? This illuminating investigation into the effects of drug use on individual and social health considers whether the war on drugs has done more harm than the drugs themselves and if microdosing is the future. It advocates for decriminalization and calls for safe spaces for drug consumption where there is a need. Finally, it examines the case for a fully regulated marked: is it now time for stimulants and psychedelics to be legalized and sold over the counter in licensed pharmacies?" -- Back cover.