||Well, it was one way to take on the issue of drug-addiction. It perhaps didn't handle it perfectly, but did reasonably well. The main difference from recreational drugs is that the Onarians were being conned by the Brekkians. Since they genuinely thought that felicium was medicinal, then the whole conflict of supply and demand for recreational use did not apply. It was far more about how Picard handled things without making it any worse and dealing with his obvious disgust at the situation. However it was done, it was still convincing enough as an episode. Picard's solution makes me wonder whether he had just been reading "The Merchant of Venice". He had already interfered by rescuing the freighter crew, so he came up with a way to wash his hands of the whole situation as quickly as possible. Probably his only option at the end. Verdict, reasonably OK, but not the best.