Week 2 discussion post .docx - 1 A key takeaway from this course is that when it comes to any drug the dose is the poison The LD50 is a pharmacological

Week 2 discussion post .docx - 1 A key takeaway from this...

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1). A key takeaway from this course is that when it comes to any drug, the dose is the poison. The LD50 is a pharmacological term for the median lethal dose (kills ½ the test population). The ED50 is a pharmacological term for the median efficacious dose. The ratio between LD50 and ED50 is the therapeutic window. The therapeutic window provides a valuable assessment of a drug’s safety – the larger the window between effective dose and lethal dose, the safer the substance. Consider the following therapeutic windows: cannabis=1000:1, valium=100:1, morphine=70:1, cocaine=15:1, alcohol=10:1 Thus, it takes 1000 effective doses of cannabis to reach a potentially lethal dose. It takes ten effective doses of alcohol to reach a potentially lethal dose. Formulate a rational argument, in the face of the data above suggesting that alcohol is the most dangerous substance of them all, for alcohol being federally legal for recreational use when none of the other substances are. if you do not believe there is a sound rational argument that can be made for why alcohol should be legal and not the other substances listed, elaborate on what you think would be a rational setup – should alcohol also be made illegal? Should the other substances be made legal? How might the changes you argue for be implemented? If I understand this question correctly, then I will explain why I believe alcohol should not be legal. There are many reasons that alcohol should be illegal, I never understood why it was even made legal to begin with. This substance is responsible for so many deaths, rapes, overpopulation, and more. In 2017 alone, there had been 123548 DUI arrests in total; 3.31% were all fatalities. 27032 of those were repeated offenders whose licenses were supposed to be suspended. Alcohol being readily available anywhere, falling into the wrong hands can lead to misadventures. Most especially among college students. At least 50% of college students who
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