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2008/05/21 23:52:49 (permalink)
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why are steroids illegal??

If steroids are not dangerous, why are they illegal? It's not just to ruin people's fun, and the government could make a nice tax-take by allowing their use and charging for "licencing" of sports-medicine clinics to distribute and control them. Why outlaw them, when they could make money on them instead?

This is what i'd do. Rather than leaving it to unlicenced, unregulated and non-liable-for-the-consequences criminals to control the market i'd have licenced sports-medicine clinics similar in a way to laser-eye-surgery, dentists or osteopaths (for example). It would end the problem of people having bad advice from dealers and self-appointed "experts", people not seeking medical care when problems occur and conterfiet/tainted drugs that currently cause injury and illness on a regular basis. People are going to use steroids *anyway* - why not at least make sure they do it under the auspices of someone who knows what they're doing, has high-quality stock and actually has the patients interests at heart??

Just an idea.



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    lilbigman
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/21 23:55:13 (permalink)
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    The people in the positions to make them illegal don't care about you, that's why.

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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/21 23:58:34 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: lilbigman

    The people in the positions to make them illegal don't care about you, that's why.


    No. It's more subtle than that. If they didn't care about me, why make them illegal when they could make tax on their sale and there is effort involved in making them illegal??

    What is the motivaton for doing it?

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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 00:01:14 (permalink)
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    The stigma surrounding steroids. They could make BILLIONS on the tax off coke and ex, but they don't legalise those either.

    Steroids never will be legal, it's just the way it is, they are a strong howmone, and if used irresponsibly could be devastating.

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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 00:10:18 (permalink)
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    i might be well off the mark here but my understanding was that taking steroids is not illegal - but buying and selling them is illegal (therefore making it "impossible" to get hold of them and use them)
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 00:14:20 (permalink)
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    The real question is why do people want to take steroids
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 00:14:50 (permalink)
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    You're right. Owning them isn't illegal (provided it's for your own use). Giving them to someone else (whether for reward, or as a gift) or possessing them with intent to do so IS illegal.

    The law is an ass.

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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 00:16:21 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: MuscleQuest

    The real question is why do people want to take steroids


    No it's not. I think you better lay off the Valium.

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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 00:18:22 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Jake


    ORIGINAL: MuscleQuest

    The real question is why do people want to take steroids


    No it's not. I think you better lay off the Valium.



    Because its an easy option
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 00:22:04 (permalink)
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    It's not illegal per se is it: in rare cases you have to take it if prescribed. That's the only legal way because it may be life-threatening in the wrong hands and will have side-effects even in informed use
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 00:22:44 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: MuscleQuest


    ORIGINAL: Jake


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    The real question is why do people want to take steroids


    No it's not. I think you better lay off the Valium.



    Because its an easy option



    What's an easy option? Taking Val to cope with life's hardships? Or taking AAS as a training aid?

    Would you say the same about Creatine or Caseine poweder or Gakic etc?

    You know nowt about AAS evidently.

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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 00:23:51 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: MuscleQuest


    ORIGINAL: Jake


    ORIGINAL: MuscleQuest

    The real question is why do people want to take steroids


    No it's not. I think you better lay off the Valium.



    Because its an easy option



    It is "easy" in a sense but isn't it really a pain in the a** to stack and research it? All that ( + financial cost + physical cost) would negate the "easiness" of it in my book.
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 01:17:29 (permalink)
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    Because they are psychologically addictive in some or many people
    Because of the long list of side effects, mental and physical, believed to be associated with them
    Because the side effects produced in one individual may differ entirely in the next individual
    Because in the hands of the wrong person, emotionally or mentally unstable individuals, they can cause uncontrolled aggression or some type of nervous breakdown, or maybe just increase 'undesirable' behaviour
    Because they 'may' result in sterility (particularily in females)
    Because testosterone went out of vogue after the 1980s
    Because dangerous criminals would be even more difficult to restrain and control
    Because society has enough legal addictions to deal with - smoking, drinking, gambling etc.
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 01:18:35 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Dan Nukem

    Because they are psychologically addictive in some or many people
    Because of the long list of side effects, mental and physical, believed to be associated with them
    Because the side effects produced in one individual may differ entirely in the next individual
    Because in the hands of the wrong person, emotionally or mentally unstable individuals, they can cause uncontrolled aggression or some type of nervous breakdown, or maybe just increase 'undesirable' behaviour
    Because they 'may' result in sterility (particularily in females)
    Because testosterone went out of vogue after the 1980s
    Because dangerous criminals would be even more difficult to restrain and control
    Because society has enough legal addictions to deal with - smoking, drinking, gambling etc.


    Good answer, clever guy.

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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 01:20:20 (permalink)
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    Steroids go against the establishments nefarious plans to subdue the general population by doping the water supply with female hormones. Now you all know!
    Ever wonder why there are so many big girls these days and men seem to be getting smaller (oestrogen in the water)!
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 02:16:04 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: indie

    Steroids go against the establishments nefarious plans to subdue the general population by doping the water supply with female hormones. Now you all know!
    Ever wonder why there are so many big girls these days and men seem to be getting smaller (oestrogen in the water)!


    lol
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 02:46:23 (permalink)
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    The reason coke and weed aint legal over here because we dont grow ithavent got the climate, but if we did you can your sorry ass it would be legal as the government would be selling it
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 05:07:26 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: indie

    Steroids go against the establishments nefarious plans to subdue the general population by doping the water supply with female hormones. Now you all know!
    Ever wonder why there are so many big girls these days and men seem to be getting smaller (oestrogen in the water)!


    i recall reading something similar on t-nation. This was tied into the article regarding the danger of soy protein usage for men iirc.
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 05:21:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: sassbs11

    The reason coke and weed aint legal over here because we dont grow ithavent got the climate, but if we did you can your sorry ass it would be legal as the government would be selling it


    But people can and do grow it over here- in greenhouses and other methods. So it makes that theory seem a little odd.
    In fact, if it were not a controlled substance, people wouldn't have to pay so much for it, so there probably wouldn't be much money in it for the government anyway.
    Its status has created an artificial market much like prohibiton in the USA, or like contraband cigarettes or diesel in the UK and Ireland today


    I would guess the reason its illegal is because its suspected to cause scizophrenia in some individuals, and is believed to be even more carcinogenic than smoking tobacco, and has been proven to disrupt short term memory resulting in long term memory problems (perhaps there is a link with alzheimers?)
    Its commonly regarded as a gateway drug and may cause apathy/lethargy or depression.
    In these instances, it would put extra strain on the NHS, perhaps that would be a sinister motivation on behalf of the government.
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    RE: why are steroids illegal?? 2008/05/22 05:34:56 (permalink)

    All the things I say are what I have done and what I have found instead of what i have read.
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