Posts Tagged ‘Drug Policy’

“WATSON: THE NEEDLE!”

“WATSON: THE NEEDLE!”
SHERLOCK HOLMES AND COCAINE By Mike Jay – http://mikejay.net/ Cocaine was the great pharmaceutical success story of the last decades of the nineteenth century. In a few short years, it went from a minor item in specialist catalogues to a major seller in a huge range of preparations in high-street...
July 1st, 2010 | Arts | Read More

International drug crime measures ‘lead to executions’

International drug crime measures ‘lead to executions’
Enforcement by Britain, the UN and the EU backs up regimes that ignore human rights, says report. The United Nations, the European commission and individual states including Britain are flouting international human rights law by funding anti-drug crime measures that are inadvertently leading to the executions...
June 30th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

How Dudus stayed ahead of the Police

How Dudus stayed ahead of the Police
The fugitive whose supporters have reduced the Jamaican capital to a war zone used improvised bombs, closed-circuit TV and cross-dressing mercenaries to defend his stronghold, police said yesterday. From The Times Online by James Bone As the manhunt for Christopher “Dudus” Coke entered its third...
June 7th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke extradition entangles local and international law

Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke extradition entangles local and international law
US request gives Jamaica’s prime minister chance to reclaim control of Tivoli and other lawless Kingston communities. From The Guardian by Maxine Williams Since August 2009, the extradition request for one man has spiralled Jamaica into a nightmare which has claimed dozens of lives, injured just...
June 3rd, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

In the Beginning: The Birth of a Psychedelic Culture

In the Beginning: The Birth of a Psychedelic Culture
The following is adapted from the Foreword to Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties, by Ram Dass and Ralph Metzner with Gary Bravo, from Synergetic Press. LSD is a drug that produces fear in people who don’t take it. –Timothy...
May 17th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

CNN: Psychedelic Drugs for your Health

CNN: Psychedelic Drugs for your Health
Even CNN are jumping on the psychedelic band-wagon these days. Momentum is building…
April 27th, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?

Can the Peace Drug Help Clean Up the War Mess?
At a conference last weekend, researchers reported positive results on the effectiveness of MDMA in relieving PTSD and talked about psilocybin in reducing stress in late-stage cancer patients By Brian Vastag for Scientific America SAN JOSE, California—Michael Bledsoe’s story begins like that...
April 26th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Amanda Feilding’s Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose

Amanda Feilding’s Talk at the Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century Conference in San Jose
It’s great to be here today, with so many companeros, on this eve of the 16th of April, the day 67 years ago, when Albert Hoffman accidentally experienced his first LSD-trip, which launched the thousand ships on which we now sail. I set up the Beckley Foundation in 1998 for the purpose of scientifically...
April 25th, 2010 | Science of the Mind | Read More

Not Feeling Well? Perhaps You’re ‘Marijuana Deficient’

Not Feeling Well? Perhaps You’re ‘Marijuana Deficient’
Scientists have begun speculating that the root cause of disease conditions such as migraines and irritable bowel syndrome may be endocannabinoid deficiency. From AlterNet, by Paul Armentano For several years I have postulated that marijuana is not, in the strict sense of the word, an intoxicant. As...
April 19th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Over the counter “paranormal” drug used by 3.1 million Americans to get high

Over the counter “paranormal” drug used by 3.1 million Americans to get high
According to a recent report from the US based on SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, “…the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in more than 140 over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medications. In 2006 about 3.1 million persons aged 12 to 25 (5.3%) had ever...
April 12th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More