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One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

By Christopher Ingraham

There’s a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. 821 more words


A Letter to an LSD Fiend Part III

Angel, my brother–

Last week I went downtown with a few friends late in the evening. We had dinner in a restaurant with a beautiful view, atop one of the highest buildings there. 459 more words


Gut microbiome, antibiotics and older people

There has been a massive swing to the proactive, early use of high dose antibiotics in those people attending accident and emergency departments in the UK with suspected infection; specifically, something we call ‘sepsis’ – this is a condition where we are at risk of being overwhelmed by infection, usually by bacteria although other organisms can cause this. 1,021 more words


ISIS' brutal drug war reflects global prohibition norms

Image by Global Panorama (CC BY-SA 2.0)

By Avinash Tharoor

The international community has lambasted ISIS for its distinctive form of brutality, yet remained curiously silent on ISIS atrocities committed in the name of drug control, perhaps because they mirror so well repressive drug laws elsewhere around the world. 594 more words


#steroid users warned of serious health effects

A news feature on Good Morning Britain today (13th July) highlighted concern around the increased use of anabolic steroids and the impact these drugs are having on long-term health and well-being. 430 more words

Community Safety

Former soldier threatened to chop off police dog's head during three-hour armed siege

Well-educated Dominic Taylor, who hoped to become a pharmacist like his dad, is today behind bars after a ‘disgraceful’ stand off with police

A former soldier threatened to chop off a police dog’s head during a three-hour armed siege. 474 more words


The Global Drug Survey 2016 findings

Fascinating findings in the global drug survey.

  • Synthetic cannabinoids more likely to lead to emergency medical treatment than any other drug
  • 1 in 8 of those using weekly or more often reported seeking emergency medical treatment (3.5% of all users)
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