In SDMB Registration Agreement thread, there was discussion of appropriate and inappropriate links to websites. Tuckerfan said he wanted to post a link to a full-text copy of an 1880 book available for downloading. UncleBeer said that it was OK as long as it wasn’t a book on how to build a better bong, or cultivate more potent opium poppies, or something like that.
My question here is this: if a historical source describes or even instructs on the use of a drug that is now illegal, or available by prescription only, but that material makes up only a small part of the whole work, then is it a violation of SDMB rules to post a reference to it? For instance, suppose I had a link to a downloadable copy of an 1890 household medical advisor that, among many other things, gave directions on the use of cannabis for insomnia?