Sure, a well-made German lager is a good beer - I certainly wouldn't turn one down. I could imagine certain circumstances where it would be nicer than an IPA or something. But lagers are an inherently mediocre class of beverage, overall. Only for schedules I and II, and even then it's really hard to get a conviction under the analogue act. Benzos are schedule IV, and generally aren't an enforcement priority, for some reason. My current choices are flubromazolam and etizolam. Never tried phenazepam, but it sounds promising. Generally I trade flubromazolam and phenibut against each other, a few days at a time for each, because they work in totally different ways: phenibut (beta-phenyl-GABA) is not a benzo but rather a GABA precursor developed by the Russians during the Brezhnev years, which uses its phenyl group to get across the blood-brain barrier and is then slowly metabolized into GABA. Cosmonauts are given it for short-term anxiety to this day, because it doesn't interfere in decision-making as much as other sedatives. By trading off two unrelated classes of sedatives, I've so far avoided developing much tolerance for either, although that could easily change. Still, if my particular benzos get banned, there are always plenty of uncontrolled other ones to try out. I fear more for phenibut and kratom. To be clear, I'm not recommending this to anyone: I probably will end up in sedative withdrawal hell at some point or another, and it's not like I've actually gone out and done more than I would have had I been as anxious as I normally am, although they certainly do help in certain situations. They also don't seem to worsen my depression as much as alcohol does, so it's a slightly positive tradeoff, and they are all still legal for now. But the sorts of people who have brains that don't need to be altered in order not to collapse into a heap of existential despair are probably best off not using drugs very often, besides social drinking and whatnot.