Another touchy one here. Could you imagine, think hard, strolling into your class and going “hey kids, what do people take in your country”. Imagine recasting. Yet, in the modern world drugs are prevalent and drug culture probably stands next to cigarettes and alcohol as subjects of interest to many young people. Due in part by the glamorisation by the film industry maybe.
1)Why did Holland decide to legalise and what effect has/does it have?
2)Would legalising any class of substances have a positive effect?
3)How do you feel about doctors prescribing some ‘illegal’ substances due to their health benefits to some people?
4)Why are some substances labelled illegal but then readily available with a prescription?
5)Why do people take narcotics? Is it a slippery slope from alcohol?
6)Why do so many many US films contain drug use, references or content?
7)With so many politicians, musicians, models and actors taking has it become an accepted element of fame and power?
8)Is it worse than alcohol?
9)Why do celebrity ex-users go so much sympathy?
10)Why do people laugh at all the ‘in rehab’ (again) jokes that get mentioned on TV?
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