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The case for MDMA (ecstasy) regulation.

@article{Donelly2015TheCF,
  title={The case for MDMA (ecstasy) regulation.},
  author={Joshua Donelly},
  journal={Journal of law and medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={
          823-45
        }
}
Drug-related harm is the most rational means of determining a substance's legal status. The available evidence suggests that compared to other drugs, 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methamphetamine (MDMA or "ecstasy") poses a low level of harm to most individual users and causes negligible harm to society. There is no sound justification for criminalising the use of MDMA. .The depenalisation model adopted in Australia does not have any benefits that cannot be achieved by removing minor MDMA offences from… 

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