Ecstasy ‘No More Dangerous Than Horse-Riding’

Writing in an academic journal, Professor David Nutt said taking ecstasy was no worse than the risks of “equasy”, a term he invented to describe people’s addiction to horse-riding.

Prof Nutt is the chairman of the Home Office’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs which next week is likely to say that ecstasy should be downgraded to a Class B drug.

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