BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 17 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:437
  1. Kiran Somani, medical student
  1. St George's Hospital Medical School, London
    • On voting to decriminalise cannabis recently, the Belgian parliament was quoted as saying “a society without drugs is an illusion.” The place of mind altering substances in society is the subject of Intoxicating Minds (Ciaran Regan, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, £14.99, ISBN 0 297 84287 0), which offers a view on the continually developing relation between drugs, behaviour, and society. The author, an associate professor of pharmacology, considers the use of legal drugs such as nicotine and alcohol alongside illegal drugs such as opium …

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