If You were charged with running a nation and the general welfare of the public, how would you handle the leagal issues surrounding mind altering substances. A few assumptions: You are not in any position to gain wealth or support from the big pharma co. You don't have any political or international pressures placed upon you to regulate the sale or trade of any particular substancew that has nothing to do directly with the health issues of consumers Lets also assume that your decision is not based uppon who is proffiting on the substance trade. (I.E. Terrorist groups, Moffia, Al-Queda... etc) In short, what commonly used substances do You feel what, collectively, we as a community should be regulated, controlled, or banned all-together. Before You answeres, keep in mind the mess that China found herself in before the O' wars. (I realize there were alot of political factors invovled, but the social implications cannot be overlooked, especially in this kind of discussion). I flatter myself in thinking that I have come up with a unique topic of discussion. If this is untrue, and the topic has been played out, forgive me.