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Seth Fitzgerald

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RT @forensictoxguy: So it seems both Tom Petty and Prince were victims of illicitly manufactured fentanyl. Remember counterfeit tablets…
I'm not sure most people live a life free of dependencies, they just don't tend to view their attachments as similar to drug addictions. Whether it's to drugs, relationships, food, status, religion, or money, "dependency" is common. Maybe that can be a source of compassion.
It's impressive people can oppose legalization by saying "I don't want drug use in my neighborhood" while failing to recognize riskier illicit drug use already exists all around them. Reality denial is a roadblock in this discussion.
When the analysis of someone's behavior stops at whether they use drugs, not at the health outcomes of that use, a terrible mistake has been made. And that's leaving aside the more general "mind your own business" point. 
A lot of people who are "progressive" on psychedelic or cannabis policy are still harsh and judgmental when it comes to other drugs. Prohibition and demonization are always wrong, no matter the substance.
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