The great meth debate
An update on this post and thanks to JackL and Steve Heath for jumping in over at Fox Gnaws to defend my point. I note in reading the comments there that I did mistakenly call the formerly legal amphetamines, methamphetamine which of course is a different drug and has never been legal.
I would note however, that I still believe the meth produced in the 60s with different precusor ingredients, I think it was ephedrine as opposed to psuedoephedrine for instance, was a less toxic drug than it is today. It was still addictive but not as harmful physically to the user. For instance you never heard about meth mouth in those days.