Posts Tagged ‘prohibition’

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

Was there a whiff of cannabis about Jesus?

Was there a whiff of cannabis about Jesus?
Claims of drug use by biblical figures surprisingly have susbtance, says Professor Carl Ruck Was Jesus a Stoner? is the mischievous title of an article about the use of cannabis in ancient Judaism in next month’s High Times, a pro-cannabis magazine. Its author, Chris Bennett, likes to shock....
April 26th, 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

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