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    Default Festivals banning "legal highs" but not booze?

    Does it strike anyone else as weird and hypocritical that so-called legal highs are being banned from festivals, but alcohol isn't?

    I don't understand, what makes alcohol so acceptable over anything else?
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    They're not gonna ban alcohol as it brings so much money to these festivals. A lot of these so called 'legal' highs can actually be pretty dangerous and there is nothing regulating what goes into them and a lot of them have been made illegal already.
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    agreed, everybody knows about alcohol and how it effects people so an ill person from alcohol is easy for a doctor to treat, a person ill from an unknown substance is a lot trickier, even known drugs can be safer than these legal highs because doctors know what they are usually mixed with and how to treat a person who has taken it,
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    I also imagine that monitoring the 'legal highs' is rather more difficult, as how can they say if the content in a pill is legal or not? If they allowed legal highs I think people would try to bring in whatever they wanted and just insist that it's a legal high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 666 View Post
    agreed, everybody knows about alcohol and how it effects people so an ill person from alcohol is easy for a doctor to treat, a person ill from an unknown substance is a lot trickier, even known drugs can be safer than these legal highs because doctors know what they are usually mixed with and how to treat a person who has taken it,
    THIS is a very good point that I hadn't thought of!

    The money thing is pretty obvious tbh, plus who's going to go to a booze-free festival? It's just the "this mind-altering substance is ok but all these are not" attitude that bugs me.
    Love it when I have such a weak argument for stuff :P lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by kitebunny View Post
    THIS is a very good point that I hadn't thought of!

    The money thing is pretty obvious tbh, plus who's going to go to a booze-free festival? It's just the "this mind-altering substance is ok but all these are not" attitude that bugs me.
    Love it when I have such a weak argument for stuff :P lol


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    I just remember watching/reading the news and doctors saying it would actually be safer to take known drugs because at least the toxicology and stuff of them was known and the common chemicals they were mixed with and the toxicology of them was known , ill stick to the occasional glass of alcohol safer still ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitebunny View Post
    who's going to go to a booze-free festival?
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    Two people don't make a festival crowd well ok 3 cos I'd come too. I meant the general majority festival-going masses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velts. View Post
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