New drug bans

Different Marlboro Menthol cigarette boxes.
Different Marlboro Menthol cigarette boxes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The European Union is banning menthol cigarettes.

Are legalization advocates troubled by this? I’m asking sincerely.

Same thing with K2 and Spice. They were banned in Michigan earlier this year, without protest.

At what point does the conversation turn to the issue of eliminating restrictions on access to prescription drugs? If recreational use of pot or heroin (I recognize that a lot of pot legalization advocates do not advocate legalizing all drugs.) are legalized and regulated, why not fentanyl and vicodin? What principles or values should guide these decisions?