Re: Did Replicator Rations Quadruple ater The Void?
Guy Gardener wrote:
Alcohol gets you drunk, there's some debate about what synthohol does.
Deanna taught us that you need a special pass code, or significant rank, or it could have even been her medical qualifications attached to her jacket, to be able to replicate real chocolate with real sugar.
It's not a giant leap to assume that the lower ranks can't replicate alcohol, sugar and almost of other substances deemed to be unsafe or outright lethal to mean humanoid congestion, that in the here and now are seen as recreational.
The Captain can replicate crack cocaine if she wants to.
Cocaine laced coffee... this would explain Janeway's addiction.
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