Alcohol worse than ecstasy on shock new drug list
Alcohol worse than ecstasy on shock new drug list | Science | Guardian Unlimited
Some of Britain’s leading drug experts demand today that the government’s classification regime be scrapped and replaced by one that more honestly reflects the harm caused by alcohol and tobacco. They say the current ABC system is “arbitrary” and not based on evidence.
The scientists, including members of the government’s top advisory committee on drug classification, have produced a rigorous assessment of the social and individual harm caused by 20 substances, and believe this should form the basis of any future ranking.
By their analysis, alcohol and tobacco are rated as more dangerous than cannabis, LSD and ecstasy.