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If... Drugs Were Legal 

In a Britain of the future, clubs and bars are licensed to sell drugs such as ecstasy. But when two girls die, the regulatory body Ofdrug sends an agent to investigate.

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Nick Copus
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Episode credited cast:
Nila Aalia ... Dr. Sternberg
Bronwen Davies Bronwen Davies ... Carrie Lucas
Juliet Ellis ... Emma Parker
Sasha Finn Sasha Finn ... Josie
Tim Frances ... The Commisioner
Christopher Fulford ... Jack Rydal
Kevin Howarth ... Daniel Kandinski
Togo Igawa ... Dr. Kajiya
Emmanuel Ighodaro ... Jason
Richard Leaf ... Marc Pavel
Simon Lowe ... Carl
Anna Southgate ... Cloe
Mark Thomas ... Dr. Harry Stephens
Danielle Walters ... Tanya
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In a Britain of the future, clubs and bars are licensed to sell drugs such as ecstasy. But when two girls die, the regulatory body Ofdrug sends an agent to investigate.

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Thought provoking, yet BIASED
23 March 2007 | by hellhound8See all my reviews

I'd recommend this documentary for anyone. Many of the issues hit hard, force you to think, and provide viewpoints you may never have thought of. With that said, it is quite biased.

The 'simulated future' is VERY bleak. The camera lighting and music set an incredibly depressing mood, which is extremely unfair to the argument. We are unevenly influenced by things such as music, mood, and visuals. Setting a negative tone overshadows all of the pro legalization arguments every expert brings sup.

Most of the interviews with real people bring up research and points that show HUGE benefits to society from legalization, but many of these are unfairly ignored because the mood is so damn depressing.

Also, the background story is irrelevant. "TWO PEOPLE DIED OF TAKING SEMI-LEGAL DRUGS IN THE FUTURE!!! SO HORRIBLE, BAN ALL DRUGS!!" The plot conveniently ignores the argument that thousands of people die today from unmonitored, and often laced, illegal drugs.

Final thoughts: Watch it, and take notes on the interviews. It brings up very many good points. Watch the 'simulation' for entertainment, but don't take it seriously. It contributes nothing to this piece.


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Language:

English

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12 January 2005 (UK) See more »

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GBP180,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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