Sunday, December 7, 2008

Legalize Speed, Other Mental Performance Enhancers

From Yahoo News, via DoseNation:
Healthy people should have the right to boost their brains with pills, like those prescribed for hyperactive kids or memory-impaired older folks, several scientists contend in a provocative commentary.

College students are already illegally taking prescription stimulants like Ritalin to help them study, and demand for such drugs is likely to grow elsewhere, they say.

"We should welcome new methods of improving our brain function," and doing it with pills is no more morally objectionable than eating right or getting a good night's sleep, these experts wrote in an opinion piece published online Sunday by the journal Nature.

Continue reading.

Two words: hell yes. But, of course, I don't think adults should be legally prohibited from taking any type of drug whatsoever.

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