Pubdate: Thu, 20 Sep 2001
Source: Kitchener-Waterloo Record (CN ON)
Copyright: 2001 Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Author: Miranda Collins


Reading the Sept. 6 article, Ecstasy Risk a Matter of Debate, it struck me 
that every point made for why using ecstasy is dangerous is not a direct 
result of the drug itself.  For example, it mentions that pills sold as 
ecstasy often contain dangerous adulterants.

If the drug were legal and regulated, this danger would be removed. It 
mentions increased chance of overheating or overhydrating -- both easily 
avoided if ecstasy users are given real education about the drug's effects. 
Finally, there's the worst danger off all: getting arrested and going to jail.

The prohibition of ecstasy is more harmful and dangerous than the drug.

Miranda Collins

Valley Village, Calif.
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