Posts Tagged ‘Drug Policy’

Have we cracked the DMT Puzzle?

Have we cracked the DMT Puzzle?
James Kent attempts to tie a knot in the meme of autonomous elves and other DMT entities. “Snippets of the Psyche” revealed in DMT space, by James Kent The comments in this article are adapted from Psychedelic Information Theory: Shamanism in the Age of Reason, by James Kent. The following...
April 7th, 2010 | Altered States | Read More

The Daily Mail Strikes Back

The Daily Mail Strikes Back
This article was the front page news in the Daily Mail on Easter Sunday. The staunchest anti-drug newspaper in the UK has set its sights on the Beckley Foundation. The article does its best to sensationalize and twist the Beckley’s views – e.g. claiming that we are calling for all out, immediate...
April 6th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Is the Drug War legitimizing Racism?

Is the Drug War legitimizing Racism?
Ever since Barack Obama lifted his right hand and took his oath of office, pledging to serve the United States as its forty-fourth president, ordinary people and their leaders around the globe have been celebrating our nation’s “triumph over race.” Obama’s election has been touted...
March 21st, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Marijuana Use Triples Among Gary

Marijuana Use Triples Among Gary
COLUMBUS, OH—In an alarming trend that some are calling a failure of U.S. drug prevention policies, daily marijuana use increased nearly threefold this month among 26-year-old Gary. Researchers at the Department of Health and Human Services are attributing the spike in cannabis consumption to a number...
March 18th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

A Drug Free World Reloaded

A Drug Free World Reloaded
I attended this UN Summit in Vienna reviewing 10 years of the international War on Drugs last year and this short video does a good job of summing up the contrasting attitudes on drug policy of government representatives on the political ladder with specialist NGOs and academic experts.
March 11th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

A Swansea Love Story

A Swansea Love Story
In the last 4 years, the small South Wales city of Swansea experienced a rise in heroine addiction of 180%. VBS befriends a gang of young addicts caught up in South Wales’ largely ignored heroin epidemic. Our intimate look into their lives shows the unbreakable cycles of economic depression, family...
March 8th, 2010 | Social Insight | Read More

The New Cocaine Mafia

The New Cocaine Mafia
Vanguard correspondent Christof Putzel travels to southern Italy to investigate how Europe’s growing appetite for cocaine is funding the growth of West African crime syndicates and fueling a turf war with Italy’s largest mafia organization, the Camorra.
March 8th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Mexican Drug Policy Reform Movement Takes Shape

Mexican Drug Policy Reform Movement Takes Shape
The Beckley Foundation’s tour of North and South America with the Global Cannabis Commission is having a big effect. Mexico in particular is taking the lead in pushing for a paradigm shift in international drug policy. International Conference in Mexico City Provides Hope, Inspiration to a Budding...
March 1st, 2010 | Health & Happiness | Read More

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate

Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate
Cannabis Policy: Moving Beyond Stalemate, analyzes cannabis policies around the world and lays out the advantages of a fully regulated legal market and how a country can overcome the international conventions in order to have policies that better suites its individual needs. Below is an excerpt from...
March 1st, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Confessions of a ten-a-day man

Confessions of a ten-a-day man
William Leith used to take painkillers morning and night – for the headaches he had and the headaches he worried he might get. He’s not alone. As the instant-relief market explodes, he investigates: are too many pills too much of a good thing? From the Guardian. When I was growing up in...
February 25th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More