posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 09:05 PM
Welcome to the new "Alternative Substances" forum, dedicated to serious discussions about the myriad of valid health, misinformation, and
conspiratorial issues related to illicit drugs and illegal controlled substances.
No one at ATS has ever argued the simple fact that there are many highly-valid conspiracies surround drugs and drug misinformation, especially in the
United States. These are issues that deserve to be discussed on ATS, however, due to "stoners" more interested in promoting their personal use than
serious discussion, it's been difficult for us to foster an environment where serious discussion can prevail.
This new forum will never be available to guests, only logged-in members can see the threads and posts. Also, topics from this forum will never appear
on the site home or other pages that rank popular and important threads. It's a private, members-only forum.
Our strict rules against the discussion of personal recreational use of drugs -- including naturally-occuring mind-altering substances -- is still in
place. Any member discussing, promoting, or otherwise alluding to personal recreational and/or so-called "self-medicating" use of drugs in this forum
may be immediately banned from ATS without warning.
Within a few hours, too many threads and posts have begun that focus far too much on personal use and legalization issues. Since advocacy of
legalization relates directly to personal recreational use of drugs, such discussion is not allowed in the new forum.
Please focus exclusively on the wide ranging conspiracy issues related to drugs, such as government involvement in drug trafficking, pharma
influences, and the war on drugs (to name a few).
With that in mind, I hope we have finally found a solution to supporting discussion of these important topics, while ensuring the conversations remain
on-point and productive.
[edit on 30-11-2009 by SkepticOverlord]
edit on 8-6-2011 by SkepticOverlord because: (no reason given)