Posts Tagged ‘drugs’

Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds

Drugs That Shape Men’s Minds
Aldous Huxley’s acclaimed essay about man’s inclination towards intoxication and the potential for good and evil that drugs represent In the course of history many more people have died for their drink and their dope than have died for their religion or their country. The craving for ethyl...
August 4th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Jobs, Taxes and Crime: Keys to California’s Pot Vote

Jobs, Taxes and Crime: Keys to California’s Pot Vote
Getty Images Inside City Hall in Oakland, Calif., Jim Wilcox explained his plan for a commercial marijuana farm. “My idea was a Silicon Valley of cannabis,” he told the city council recently. “An office park for pot.” The council has approved the creation, licensing...
July 28th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

Psychedelic Technologies

Psychedelic Technologies
Imagine… you are strolling along the Esplanade at Burning Man, and something catches your eye. Bands of lights are rapidly moving up and down a 30 foot high pyramid, from Red at the bottom, through Orange, Green, Turquoise, Indigo, Violet, and finally White light at the top. Nothing too unusual,...
July 26th, 2010 | Science & Technology | Read More

(A Brief History and) Motivation of an Entheogenic Chemist

(A Brief History and) Motivation of an Entheogenic Chemist
Abstract: Casey Hardison was arrested spring 2004 for the production of psychedelic-type drugs, i.e., LSD, 2C- B and DMT. In the three years since, not one person from ‘authority’ had bothered to ask him what motivated him to synthesise psychedelic drugs. It was as if the a priori assumption that...
July 5th, 2010 | Drug Policy | Read More

“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

DMT and the Pineal: Fact or Fiction?

DMT and the Pineal: Fact or Fiction?
A well-known factoid bandied about by psychedelic drug geeks is the idea that DMT, or some other psychoactive tryptamine, is produced by the pineal gland. When did this idea originate? And is it actually true? By John Hanna for Erowid.org During his talk “Psychoactive Drugs Throughout Human History”...
June 8th, 2010 | Altered States | 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