This recent kick off about "meow meow" is depressingly predictable. People dying in drink and drug related accidents is obviously awful but I strongly suspect there's nothing the law will be able to do to stop it.
In the late 60's and early 70's there was a craze for smoking dried bananas in an attempt to get high from the "bananadine" which is contained within. I wonder how long it would take for bananas to be legislated against if this craze took hold once again in the year 2010? If people were found to have died in a banana and booze orgy would they still be trotting out the same arguments we're getting now: "Ban it first, ask questions later because it's better to be safe than sorry".
I've long thought legalisation would be the sanest possible course of action as regards recreational drugs. Most of the people I meet seem to think the same. In the wider world most of the experts agree it would be the right way to go. And whenever you raise it as a talking point on a phone in show you get huge support for the idea. It's just one of those things that most people seem to agree would be a good idea.
I doubt it will ever happen though.
This is of course good news for criminals who make huge sums of money selling the stuff illegally. So, y'know, it's not all doom and gloom.