A Moral Defense of Recreational Drug Use by Rob Lovering

By Rob Lovering

Why does American legislation enable the leisure use of a few medicines, akin to alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, yet no longer others, reminiscent of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin? the reply lies now not easily within the damage using those medications may reason, yet within the perceived morality--or lack thereof--of their leisure use. regardless of powerful rhetoric from ethical critics of leisure drug use, besides the fact that, it truly is unusually tricky to figure the explanations they've got for deeming the leisure use of (some) medications morally mistaken. during this ebook, Rob Lovering lays out and dissects a variety of arguments for the immorality of utilizing marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and different medicines recreationally. He contends that, as a rule, those arguments don't prevail. Lovering's publication represents one of many first works to systematically current, study, and critique arguments for the ethical wrongness of leisure drug use. Given this, in addition to the recognition of the morality-based safety of the USA' drug legislation, this e-book is a crucial and well timed contribution to the talk at the leisure use of drugs.

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