Ok, so I've just been reading This little article about relative harms of drugs, legal and illegal.
A few points to think about:
1. Because Alcohol is much more "harmful" than other drugs, does this mean that we should tighten up control over alcohol, or relax restrictions on other drugs?
2. Is the amount of harm caused by alcohol partly to be explained because it's more available than other drugs?
3. Could the amount of harm caused by "soft" drugs be reduced even further were they subject to the same amount of control and licensing as alcohol and tobacco are now?
Answers on a post card please...