Drug classification: a distinction without a difference
Drug classification is a mixed blessing. It draws fine distinctions between the
addictive potential of different drugs, but in so doing it tends to minimize the
addictive potential of some drugs. Since drug classification is primarily a
medico-legal device, and is not intended for the public, I propose that drug
classification include prominent caveats for the public that emphasize the very
real addictive potential of all drugs, regardless of their classification.
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