I asked a question in the now-closed thread about rape videos that went unanswered, so I’m reposting it as a separate thread (mods, I hope that’s ok)
If you want to study submachine guns in person, you can theoretically file for a Class III permit with the BATF and get submachine guns from federally licensed gun brokers, manufacturers or even in an online auction.
If you want to study effects of MDMA you theoretically file for a DEA license and get really expensive E from a chemical supply company (For example, Sigma-Aldrich has MDMA for close to $80 per 10mg if you have a DEA license).
If you’re an academic who wants to, for example, study some aspect of child pornography, what kind of sanction can you receive and is there a legal source of confiscated child pornography?
Along the same lines, what if you’re a researcher who wants to study purity of street MDMA. How exactly do you get a hold of street MDMA legally?