Heroin also has legitimate productive uses. Depending on the application, it variously provides pain relief, euphoria, and the ability to function in dangerous work situations without panic.
Children can harm themselves with an infinite number of items and behaviors. Should we, for the sake of consistency, ban all of them that we think don’t have additional productive uses?
Heroin does provide pain relief. However, there are other less dangerous pain medications, by which I mean every other pain medication.
I don’t know about it providing “the ability to function in dangerous work situations without panic” but in Vietnam I understand that it was their weapon, not ours.
Also, it amuses me that we having the argument about legalizing heroin on a right wing message board. And no one seems to be joining me.