I understand the concept of “stupid is as stupid does” as spoken by one of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers, I think. I understand it to mean a person is as stupid as what they do. Anyone ingesting “designer drugs” is stupid, obviously, because the action itself is stupid. Why would anyone put something in their body that is as mysterious as these drugs seem to be? It wasn’t mentioned above, but in other news reports over the last year it has been mentioned that the ingredients of these drugs (particularly K3; bath salts and plant food are news to me) are never clearly defined.
I empathize with law enforcement agencies trying to police stupidity, and I understand how nihilistic this may sound, but If someone is willing to take that kind of risk they probably deserve the consequences. It’s not a new argument. Evan as a child in elementary school when I sat through anti-drug speeches during assemblies we were hammered with the idea that addicts will do anything to get high. So clearly synthetic narcotics aren’t out of the question for those individuals; but high school students looking to experiment with narcotics for the first time are well equipped to know how stupid that decision would be with something that doesn’t even have clearly defined ingredients or effects.