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Drugs, recreational

Uppers via SMBC

My mentioning and citing material to do with recreational use of controlled substances should obviously not be taken as an endorsement of recreational use of controlled substances. Indeed, if you are turning to a mathematician for intelligence on on legal of pharmacological questions, you should probably inspect your life decisions to see if any other ones you have made recently are as terrible.

Nothing to say here yet. Eventually I’d like to talk about medicalisation, and how drugs for diseases are OK, drugs for things that aren’t diseases are denounced, and what a disease is is negotiated based on… what? This all interacts with the patent system in amusing ways.

Dr Karen Hitchckock had a nice turn of phrase, which I would like to transcribe from the podcast when I have time.