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26th Nov '17 1:34:20 PM nombretomado
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DrugsAreBad. So bad that even in the future, 20th-century drug laws remain unchanged. Nevertheless, alcohol and tobacco remain legal, as are 'stims'. Apparently, the citizens of Main/TheFuture are more traditional than we realize. This is most frequent in TV, presumably because producers are unwilling to risk controversy by including real drugs, but appears in other media as well.

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DrugsAreBad. So bad that even in the future, 20th-century drug laws remain unchanged. Nevertheless, alcohol and tobacco remain legal, as are 'stims'. Apparently, the citizens of Main/TheFuture TheFuture are more traditional than we realize. This is most frequent in TV, presumably because producers are unwilling to risk controversy by including real drugs, but appears in other media as well.



* The HaysCode was written in 1930, so it insisted that movies featuring liquor portray the consumption of alcohol as illegal. When Prohibition was repealed three years later, the Hays Office amended the document to insist that movies portray the consumption of alcohol as ''immoral''.

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* The HaysCode UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode was written in 1930, so it insisted that movies featuring liquor portray the consumption of alcohol as illegal. When Prohibition was repealed three years later, the Hays Office amended the document to insist that movies portray the consumption of alcohol as ''immoral''.
18th Nov '16 9:47:48 PM WanderingBrowser
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* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd''. In Mega-City One, coffee and sugar are illegal, since they are addictive. Synthetics are used instead, but synthi-coffee was too good and became considered addictive, so it was outlawed. Hence, people drink synthi-synthi-coffe.

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* ''Comicbook/JudgeDredd''. In Mega-City One, coffee and sugar are illegal, since they are addictive.not only addictive, but their status as physical stimulants is a big problem in a place where the vast majority of people live an existence of total, idle luxury -- they could get even more out of control than they already do. Synthetics are used instead, but synthi-coffee was too good and became considered addictive, so it was outlawed. Hence, people drink synthi-synthi-coffe.



** Anything "not good for you is banned". Using the logic; it is not good, it must be bad, therefore it is illegal. This includes alcohol, meat, spicy foods, [[YouFailBiologyForever physical contact]], swearing...

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** Anything "not good for you is banned". Using the logic; it is not good, it must be bad, therefore it is illegal. This includes alcohol, meat, spicy foods, [[YouFailBiologyForever physical contact]], contact]] (due to, apparently, a horrific series of sexually transmitted diseases of plague proportions), swearing...
5th Oct '16 8:23:39 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* Manga/{{Bleach}} has two characters, before a fight, having a genial conversation. Then one offers to share a drink with the other; "I can't, I'm a minor!" The refuser being in high school, and the presumptive host being several hundred years old....
4th Oct '16 5:33:10 PM nombretomado
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* Played with a bit in ''EveOnline''. While plain old street narcotics and heavy-dose, skill-affecting "combat boosters" are nearly universally illegal, there exist versions of the latter that are universally ''legal''; it's a bit like banning coffee, except for decaf.
** And of course everything is legal in 0.0 space, where there is no police but that which the players muster themselves. And just like in the real world, drug manufacturing is quite profitable.

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* ''VideoGame/EveOnline'':
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Played with a bit in ''EveOnline''. While with: while plain old street narcotics and heavy-dose, skill-affecting "combat boosters" are nearly universally illegal, there exist versions of the latter that are universally ''legal''; it's a bit like banning coffee, except for decaf.
** And of course everything Everything is legal in 0.0 space, where there is no police but that which the players muster themselves. And just like in the real world, drug manufacturing is quite profitable.
4th Oct '16 6:40:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheLydianOption'', "Janta Leaf" is portrayed as a mild drug being smuggled by the protagonist - humans view it as a minor offense, but the Tha'Latta punish it with permanent imprisonment.

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* In ''TheLydianOption'', ''Webcomic/TheLydianOption'', "Janta Leaf" is portrayed as a mild drug being smuggled by the protagonist - humans view it as a minor offense, but the Tha'Latta punish it with permanent imprisonment.
1st Oct '16 7:54:57 AM LaStella
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* Islamic Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram (Forbidden). Nobody listened. It was then called halal (Permitted). Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol. These same people will absolutely condemn alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.

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* Islamic Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram (Forbidden). Nobody listened. It was then called halal (Permitted). Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol.haram. These same people will absolutely condemn alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.
23rd Mar '16 1:34:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the 1970-1 series ''{{UFO}}'' the characters smoke in computer rooms, medical areas, and closed environments like SHADO's underground headquarters, submarines and the Moonbase. Some scenes look like they've been filmed through a minor fog.

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* In the 1970-1 series ''{{UFO}}'' ''Series/{{UFO}}'' the characters smoke in computer rooms, medical areas, and closed environments like SHADO's underground headquarters, submarines and the Moonbase. Some scenes look like they've been filmed through a minor fog.
15th Mar '16 8:47:27 AM Jake
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* Trading in narcotics is a surefire way to get a criminal record in all installments of the ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'' franchise; only planets that are explicitly in a state of total anarchy allow you to buy and sell them the old-fashioned way. Some planets also ban alcoholic beverages as well, usually for religious reasons.
23rd Feb '16 7:53:48 PM zarpaulus
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'': In the Jovian Republic opiates, cocaine, any of the various drugs in the setting that use nanotech, and tobacco are illegal. Though alcohol and cannabis are allowed. In less conservative polities, that is to say, the rest of the solar system, drug laws vary a great deal.
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1st Feb '16 3:56:29 PM R1ck
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* Hilariously, Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram. Nobody listened. It got called halal. Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol. These same people will go ape over alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.

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* Hilariously, Islamic Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram.haram (Forbidden). Nobody listened. It got was then called halal.halal (Permitted). Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol. These same people will go ape over absolutely condemn alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.
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