05-19-2016, 10:47 AM
You couldn't only because water in and of itself isn't reasonably easy to kill yourself with if misused (you can, and there have been water intoxication related lawsuit judgments for for example a water drinking contest that a radio station did that ended in fatalities). They would have to provide extremely precise information on how to not overdose and what to do if you do overdose to avoid lawsuits. It would be a very unattractive product to initially buy with all the information on it about how to manage the addiction and keep from killing yourself. The instructions would not be easy to follow for most people. I think in a legal market people would stop using heroin because the companies would have to be so far out in front about the dangers to avoid liability. The overdoses would persist and there would be occasionally judgments that push even more and more responsibilities on the company. It'd probably occur to most companies to produce something else.