Drugs have been a huge part of the lineage of America. People have many different reasons for their drug use. Some use prescribed medications, some use for recreational purposes, others for their mental or physical affects. No matter the reason drugs are used, the government attempts to regulate its presence in our country and regardless of a person’s reason for using them they must comply with the laws of the state and country. Today America is a huge consumer of the legal prescription drug industry, so naturally this leads to an abundance of prescription drugs being illegally used and sold.
This certainly is not a new phenomena, since most of our currently illegal drugs were at one time legal. When patients begin to rely heavily on these prescribed drugs, or the side effects become detrimental, or the drug is not fulfilling the purpose it's intended for, doctors have to step up and reassess the use of that drug and its place in the medical field. That’s when many of the drugs that were once used for healing become illegal and leak into our communities.
Here are 10 illegal drugs that were once legal.