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1. any synthetic, semisynthetic, or natural chemical substance used in the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease, or for other medical reasons
2. a chemical substance, esp a narcotic, taken for the pleasant effects it produces
3. drug on the market a commodity available in excess of the demands of the market


Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.


principle of evil. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 325]
See: Evil


The interpretation of drugs in your dreams depends on the relationship you have with drugs in your daily life and whether they are doctor prescribed or not. If you are a drug user, then the drugs are an extension of what you normally do, and you need to look at the other details of your dream to get a good interpretation. However, if you use drugs rarely or never, then this dream could represent a need to get well, to escape from daily stress, and a desire to get quick relief. The drugs could be suggesting a need for healing and getting in balance. Your unconscious mind may be suggesting outrageous things in hopes that you get the message to “have fun, dream dreams, and get out of your own head!” Please keep in mind that the purpose of dreams is to raise our consciousness and to assist us in having better lives. The message in the dream about drug use is most likely not encouraging you to use drugs but it may represent a need to feel better or get better.
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They believe that legalising cannabis would break the link between pushers of hard drugs like cocaine and heroin and youngsters seeking only the soft drug.
One is to decriminalise just soft drugs, the other is all drugs.
People who use soft drugs while abroad should be aware that most countries are more severe in their punishment of drug offences than our own, and some such as Singapore even carry the death penalty as an ultimate deterrent for those tempted to bring drugs into the country.
The report, published today by the Police Foundation, is expected to recommend the 'de-penalising' of soft drugs such as cannabis and downgrading the dance drug ecstasy from class A like heroin to a soft drug like cannabis.
The Police Foundation is expected to recommend downgrading the drug from a class-A substance, which puts it on a par with heroin, to a so-called soft drug, such as cannabis.
He says cannabis leads people into a criminal underworld because it "brings soft drug users in contact with the hard drug pusher".
AN outspoken Liberal Democrat candidate has sparked a storm by branding ecstasy a soft drug.
His father, David, who is procurator fiscal for Ross-shire and Sutherland, set up a scheme a year ago to give first- time soft drug users a chance to mend their ways.
Soft drugs and solvent sniffing were giving Paisley's kids their kicks.
7 million people are those who are using hard and soft drugs in Pakistan as well.
I did wonder why, if some believed that soft drugs were so harmless, so many were anxious to protect me against them?