Farmability and pharmability
If there is already a regulated market for a specific drug, which is not causing significant harm to society, then alternative/social supply models (such as self-supply) could be considered as an adjunct. This analysis is crucial for regulatory proposals rooted in human rights and public health while aiming for a noncommercial supply of different popular psychoactive substances, for example self-cultivation, social clubs and health-centred dispensaries.
Psychoactive substances have been used by humans for centuries as part of the basic cultural toolkit much like music or language… the current scientific literature (or drug policy) does not differentiate between drugs with low and high farmability/pharmability… the concepts of “farmability”, the feasibility to cultivate relevant plants and fungi, and “pharmability”, the feasibility to refine materials to drugs by chemical synthesis, purification etc., Farmability describes the feasibility of farming plants or fungi to produce a psychoactive drug or a drug precursor… Pharmability describes the feasibility of refinement starting with accessible plant, fungus or chemical material. The final product would be a psychoactive drug. Transforming the drug market to a health-and human rights-centred approach from self-cultivation to safe supply of controlled substances… Different drug categories had different results regarding manufacturing difficulty (cf. farmability and pharmability). Cannabinoids were considered “easy” (2.33±0.99), depressants and psychedelics were considered “moderate” (3.28±0.98 and 3.32±0.95 respectively), opioids and stimulants were considered “difficult” (3.68±1.04 and 3.76± 1.00 respectively), and dissociatives and empathogens/ entactogens were considered “very difficult” (4.60±0.60 and 4.55±0.74 respectively).
Original Article (Drug Science):
Farmability and pharmability: Transforming the drug market to a health-and human rights-centred approach from self-cultivation to safe supply of controlled substances
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