21 Sep Freedom versus Drugs

Should the state be able to decide what substances we may or may not put in our bodies? Or should we be free to make such decisions ourselves? What do we do about the tension between the freedom to decide to take a drug in the first place and the fact that an addictive drug may actually take away a person’s capacity to make free choices in future? If the state should play a role in respect of drugs, or at least in respect of some drugs, what kind of role would be appropriate? Brought to you by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
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