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Witches, bread and LSD: how a poisonous mold may have caused hallucinogenic hysteria
  • Drugs

Witches, bread and LSD: how a poisonous mold may have caused hallucinogenic hysteria

Hopes&Fears speaks to historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman about how a bad trip caused by ergot could be the root of monster myths, demonic possession and the Walking Dead.

  • News

Colorado, Washington have collected a combined $200 million in taxes from legal weed sales

Colorado, Washington have collected a combined $200 million in taxes from legal weed sales

Colorado has used this revenue to fund the many costs of legalization, including building a regulatory infrastructure.

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FDA has approved OxyContin perscriptions for 11-year-olds

FDA has approved OxyContin perscriptions for 11-year-olds

OxyContin is a long-release version of oxycodone, an opioid that effects the brain in a manner similar to heroin and is very addictive.

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91-year old straight-edge Australian man arrested for smuggling 11 pounds of cocaine

91-year old straight-edge Australian man arrested for smuggling 11 pounds of cocaine

Police believe Twartz was scammed by Indian smugglers who tricked him into carrying the drugs.

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Smoking pot as a teen doesn't cause health problems as an adult, study finds

Smoking pot as a teen doesn't cause health problems as an adult, study finds

A new study found that smoking pot during adolescence doesn’t cause health problems (like asthma, depression, or psychotic illness) during adulthood.

  • Drone of the day

Drone drops drugs into prison yard where inmates get caught fighting over them

Drone drops drugs into prison yard where inmates get caught fighting over them

A drone dropped a package of drugs into the prison yard at the Mansfield correctional institution in Ohio.

  • Chart of the day

The war on drugs accounts for 89% of US government wiretaps

The war on drugs accounts for 89% of US government wiretaps

Out of 3,554 wiretaps in the United States in 2014, a full 89% were for narcotics cases.

  • News

The kids feel differently about weed these days

The kids feel differently about weed these days

Perceptions and usage of marijuana among young adults are changing, new research finds, with disapproval going up among young teens.

A user's guide to drug apps
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A user's guide to drug apps

Here is a guide (and a Los Angeles-based user's commentary) to the apps that might make your life as a recreational drug user easier, more interesting, and definitely more tech savvy.

  • News

Edibles usually aren't as potent as packaging suggests, study finds

Edibles usually aren't as potent as packaging suggests, study finds

An analysis of 75 edible marijuana products found that only 17% of the labels accurately described the products' potency.

  • News

Recreational weed is decriminalized in Delaware

Recreational weed is decriminalized in Delaware

This bill makes Delaware the 18th state to pass decriminalizing laws regarding cannabis, however it is still classified as an illegal narcotic under federal law.

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Study: teens didn't start smoking more weed after medical marijuana legalization

Study: teens didn't start smoking more weed after medical marijuana legalization

The legalization of medical marijuana did not provoke more teen use of the drug, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry this morning.

Attention without choice: David Foster Wallace's Adderall novel
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Attention without choice: David Foster Wallace's Adderall novel

Daniel Kolitz looks at the legacy of The Pale King, the original Adderall novel, and Obetrol, the original Adderall.

  • News

8-bit Philosophy: What are drugs good for?

8-bit Philosophy: What are drugs good for?

"Is the possibility of one bad trip worth missing out on the possibility of experiencing all the knowledge in the universe?"

  • News

Canada legalizes all kinds of medical weed use

Canada legalizes all kinds of medical weed use

Medical marijuana use in all forms has now been approved and legalized by the government of British Columbia.

  • News

Update: female Viagra approved by the FDA

Update: female Viagra approved by the FDA

The US Food and Drug administration will decide today whether to approve the new female Viagra.

  • Church of the day

The First Church of Cannabis just got its tax-exempt status

The First Church of Cannabis just got its tax-exempt status

The First Church of Cannabis is a real thing, according to the IRS and Indiana's Secretary of State.

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You might be the reason why diet pills don't work

You might be the reason why diet pills don't work

In a world where thin is in, many frequent dieters often notice that when using diet pills that they gain weight instead.

  • Drugs

Fictionalized drugs in movies and their real life equivalents

Fictionalized drugs in movies and their real life equivalents

We round up memorable made-up drugs from Judge Dredd, Scanners, Looper and other films along with their real life analogues.

  • News

"Ecstasy store" opens in Amsterdam

"Ecstasy store" opens in Amsterdam

The world's first and only "ecstasy" store opened in Amsterdam in a demonstration aimed to decriminalize the drug.