I was recently reading The Economist and came across an article that, s/he feels, may be directly related to substance (ab)use. I will provide a link to the article, but isn't sure if membership is needed for y'all to read it. Don't shoot the messenger Films are not banned to keep them away from children. The same should apply to video games Jan 18th 2007 From The Economist print edition [article available online here] Excerpts: As explained, it's not an uncommon trend for activities previously deemed polluting, dangerous, & detritus to gain acceptance in time. Does You think drug (ab)use has the potential for true acceptance? Now, I am under the belief that drug (ab)use isn't simply an "activity," it can also be therapeutic, deeply rewarding, an untapped tool for social reform, et cetera; however, I would like to know if You believes if drug (ab)use even has the potential for true acceptance within a "civilized" society, in due time. Will condemnation of drug (ab)use eventually seem as ridiculous to the majority of the population as it does to many of us, just as music, movies, and dancing now do?