A highly illegal drug in the UK as well as in other countries, yet statistically speaking less dangerous than alcohol, cigarettes and horse riding.
There's recently been a lot news in the UK about a (now former) chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, David Nutt, who was sacked. He's a controversial man because he has been very critical of the government's position on cannabis and ecstasy, arguing with scientific evidence that these drugs are not as dangerous as is made out.
My questions for you:
*What are your views on E?
*How safe do you believe E is?
*Have you ever had a bad experience with the drug (maybe not you personally)?
*Do you believe that society misjudges E, and why?
Don't answers these survey style, they're just for thinking.
I, perhaps obviously, do think that the public are irrational when it comes to E, and politicians are pressured into having to seem hard on *all* drugs. I think the fact that some drugs less harmful than alcohol are illegal is silly.
Here's a well known graph based on Nutt's data: