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    Should steroids be legal?

    Do you think steroids should be legal. I'm talking legal for citizen use, not professional athletes?

    Why or why not?


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    Who needs steroids when I'm selling jars of my saliva for only $247 - guaranteed to boost your strength and stamina or I'll give you $3.

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    No.

    I think they require the supervision of a medical expert, much like many other RX drugs.

    I also believe they have a high potential for abuse.
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    Yes.

    I'm the rare one here that believes the limited legalization of drugs, particularly soft narcotics like marijuana. What one decides to put in their body should be up to them. Enforcement only enters when their consumption will lead to the injury, death or deprivation of rights of others (i.e., driving while stoned, etc.).

    All sorts of prescribed medications are abused regardless whether legally obtained or not. Hell, we allow alcohol, tobbaco and chocolate (all addictive substances) and they are abused. But when I get a subject driving under the influence of a nicotine patch, cigarette, snorting shots of Jim Beam and gobbling Hershey's, you bet I'll do something about it.

    Speaking of whuch, anyone see which car my sister-in-law was driving when the Jim Beam bottle slid off the top of it?

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    Oddly enough, I have no issue with the decriminalization of marijuana either, but I don't believe steroids are the same league of drug.

    Benoit is a good example of what I mean.

    Didn't see the car though, sorry
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    I'm going with no. I think the potential for abuse is too high, and the effects it would have when used in excess are far more dangerous than say, marijuana even.
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    "Legal" as in over the counter, no. "Legal" as in use is allowed under the supervision of a doctor with a prescription, yes, but I also think that this would only increase incidents of abuse. I dont know about everybody else but it does seem to me that violent incidents do occur frequently with these abusers. I dont know enough about it to know if it's due to the drug or the mindset of the typical abuser but it does seem more frequent.
    It's probably best that it stays as is.
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    I'm voting yes just because I want to get as buff as I can with as little work as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    "Legal" as in over the counter, no. "Legal" as in use is allowed under the supervision of a doctor with a prescription, yes, but I also think that this would only increase incidents of abuse. I dont know about everybody else but it does seem to me that violent incidents do occur frequently with these abusers. I dont know enough about it to know if it's due to the drug or the mindset of the typical abuser but it does seem more frequent.
    It's probably best that it stays as is.
    Under prescription, it's legal now. There are certain medical conditions that respond very well to steroids, but most of the conditions are things like asthma and skin conditions. I doubt that any reputable doctor would prescribe them for someone who is looking to bulk up.
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    I don't see the need for them to be OTC. Like heroin or heroin derived medications that are used in certain circumstances, most steroids also have legitimate uses outside of excessive muscle growth for those who can't build it through hard work. While the abuse of OTC heroin or heroin derived medications would be vastly more problematic, I see OTC steroids being in their own way just as bad. I would say that if someone is stupid enough to want to take steroids in the face of all the medical complications and affects, (ball shrinkage, deteriorating joints, failing ligaments and tendons, heart problems and the list goes on) let them take it. But, if someone is that stupid they should probably be affectively removed from society and the gene pool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Under prescription, it's legal now. There are certain medical conditions that respond very well to steroids, but most of the conditions are things like asthma and skin conditions. I doubt that any reputable doctor would prescribe them for someone who is looking to bulk up.

    Corticosteroids are legal.

    I believe he was referring to anabolic steroids.

    You can take all the corticosteroids you want for your skin condition, you won't bulk up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Corticosteroids are legal.

    I believe he was referring to anabolic steroids.

    You can take all the corticosteroids you want for your skin condition, you won't bulk up.
    Aren't some anabolic and AAS steroids (and HgH) prescribed for medical conditions?
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    No. With all that has happened recently, with all of the research done, I can not believe that anyone would seriously consider the legalization as a "good" thing. Peer pressure is the quickest route to abuse. I am betting that half of the boys in high school (if not more) believe that they aren't big enough. As if kids don't have enough issues today, why give them roid rage, too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 213th View Post
    Aren't some anabolic and AAS steroids (and HgH) prescribed for medical conditions?
    Yes they are. Testosterone is widely prescribed for persons suffering from naturally low levels and for fertility issues and other stuff I am sure. HgH is prescribed for various reason and there are others that are used for illnesses that cause muscle wasting.

 

 

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