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Tox Drinks, sometimes shortened to simply Tox, are those intoxicating drugs consumed by drinking which are either completely legal or uncommonly prohibited by various laws. The most widely consumed legal intoxicant Union-wide is alcohol—legal throughout the vast majority of the Union’s systems—but a wide array of other drugs are also not specifically banned in many jurisdictions: these may vary from native intoxicating drinks historically used by indigenous cultures, to modern compounds that have not been defined as illegal, or even long-standing medicines that have intoxicating or anesthetic side effects. Where local law imposes a general ban on psychoactive substances, legal intoxicants are limited to those substances specifically exempted.

While there are some general rules, the list of substances that can be considered tox and at what concentration and amount a particular tox drink becomes poisonous varies considerably between the various the species within the United Stars of the Galaxies.

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