The policy & practice of drug, alcohol & tobacco use during COVID-19

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    Ethics, Morals, and policies on drug, alcohol, and tobacco addiction

    An important discussion about drugs policy filmed in South Africa. Medical, policy and civil society experts from at home and abroad weigh up the scientific evidence for and against. Taxation, jobs, sectoral interests, religious indoctrination, values and civil liberties all come into play. Further issues debated include concepts of recent history and subjugation versus today’s democracy and the rule of law. Have fundamental principles of autonomy, human dignity, freedom and equality been forced to give way? Is the medical profession’s “unconscionable collusion” acceptable? How must lawmakers navigate between the rights and responsibilities of individuals to look after themselves and the rights and responsibilities of States to look after their citizens? Above all, as this pandemic collides with the known syndemics of TB, malaria, HIV/Aids, hepatitis etc., the panel argues for the urgent acceptance and application of harm reduction science worldwide, if lives really do matter. What do you think about it?
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  3. exchemist Valued Senior Member

    Get lost, spammer.
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    unnecessary roughness. This is not spam at all. We offer an important topic for discussion. If you have nothing to say, then an educated person is silent in such a situation. It is very sad to see such a rude reaction in a respected society
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  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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  9. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

    your question is to broad and non specific while containing un written pre defined terms
    you need to break this down
    accepting or not accepting conclusions is not a position of intellectual opinion
    your asking for a yes or no to someone elses conclusion which is not debate
    it is playing yes master games
    you need to define what a "law maker" is
    social policy & law is 2 different animals
    always controlled by a mix of separate authority entity's

    your supposed question is an ass kissing alignment question instead of an intelligent request to debate
    (who and what IQ level is your intended audience ? do you want debate or just yes master no master ?)
    your asking for single 1 liner concepts which is dog-whistle like instead of moral culture change & engineering.

    the negative
    i think you may be selling alarmism as a process to those who seek others to change without changing things
    the positive
    you may have a real interest in recreational drug decriminalization & culture engineering

    i am part way through watching the doco
    i am very interested in this topic from a social engineering perspective
    i will come back to the thread

    part of the game of hide the sausage of the global pandemic is the death of customers & employees
    THIS is the hard driving edge
    part of the hyper nationalism gaslights empathy & civil rights & human rights by suggesting equal rights are an abuse of others freedoms.

    big business doesn't care about people
    it cares about profit
    the reality of the pandemic death incidence is the death of employees & customers
    this death of customers is driving down profits
    the death of employees is driving up costs.
    big business is attempting to moralise this inside their own value system of profits before people
    but it doesn't work
    because when the people are dead, there is no more customers

    this is part of the big hidden game operating underneath directly impacting drug resource access regulation & science
    there is a war going on between the dictators & the people-people(caring empathic society)
    defining a new type of leadership and social & economic model required

    there for the grace of medications go modern society
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2021
  10. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

    "creating a trust deficit in society"

    because the only game they think they know they can win is confuse, disrupt, divide then conquer

    wise words


    i have used
    MDMA many times
    methamphetamine many many times
    and occasions of (coke & synthetics & khat & mescal)
    LSD quite a few times
    psychedelics (synthetics & plant) many times
    prescription meds of various sorts combined with other drugs for recreational experimentation
    alcohol (including the various different types)
    Marijuana (synthetic marijuana)
    sex drugs inhalants etc

    not addicted to any drugs but use legal drugs for life management issues
    living hyper clean for the last 10 years on a bit of a health craze continuing to study nutrition & physiology.

    i study nutrition, sport & physiology , pharmacology & psychology & psychoanalysis
    i am not a doctor(i am a nobody)

    Last edited: Mar 2, 2021
  11. sculptor Valued Senior Member

    The Iowa legislature is still debating legalizing recreational marijuana.

    (Illinois is only 70 miles away)

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