Truth serum was just announced to be utilized in the court case of Aurora shooter, James Holmes. This "legalization" in the courts of the serum's use brings about all sorts of questions and very few answers. What does it mean for the defendant, the courts, and really, the average person.
Would you use a truth serum on someone you know? Would you use it on your spouse or children? Of course, human nature dictates that we would be curious, but would you really do it? You could find out a myriad of things you may not want to know. However, it could be used to find out if a child is on drugs or in confronting a cheating spouse.
You have to ask yourself, would you want to know the worst? You'd have to prepare yourself for it. You also have to consider the fact that you may not have a willing participant. The person you may want the truth from may not want you to know. Also, should you? There is such a thing as a right to privacy even among those very closest to you. Would you want to be tested with the serum? Seems there are more moral and relationship problems at the possibility of the serum reaching the average person than one would first think. Do we need to use it in the courts?