It could be considered more than a little perverse to greet the news of a fentanyl overdose event in Chico with a demand that drugs should now be legalised. But it is actually logical to do so. For what has killed here is the dosage of the drug and dosage is the very thing that full legalisation would cure. People are not deliberately trying to kills themselves by taking opioids, they’re being killed by not knowing how much of which opioid they are taking.…See More
Over in the US there’s been a drugs bust, enough fentanyl stuffed into a tractor trailer to kill 26 million people apparently. That’s, err, perhaps 20,000 years’ worth of the current fentanyl overdose rate. The only reasonable conclusion to draw from this is that we’re going to have to legalise the stuff:
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The Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl — enough to kill about 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.