You might have heard that there is a heroin epidemic. Some blame the drug companies and easy prescriptions for the artificial opiates and some think it's just a crime issue.
No matter. Smithsonian has an article, a little lengthy as it is, that covers the history and science behind the drug family as well as new advances that allow hope to spring eternal.
Friday, Jan 20th 2017 (12:00am)
In October, North Pole voters decided not to allow commercial marijuana businesses within city limits. That decision, however, has been met with disappointment from one of the city's most famous residents: Santa Claus.
Monday, Nov 7th 2016 (12:00am)
The man told paramedics he felt like "he's trippin'." He declined their offer to be taken to the hospital. The paramedics helped the man to his bedroom and he got into bed. The man and his wife were told to call 911 again if his situation worsened.
In an era when horrible shit like CISA is being snuck into law by being inexorably buried in other must-pass legislation, it's surprising to see something like this being quietly passed in the same fashion.
Monday, Dec 21st 2015 (12:00am)
Oregon retailers had sales of $3.5 million by the end of opening day. By contrast, Colorado's first week of sales reached $5 million.
One reason Oregon posted stronger early sales was the existing medical marijuana infrastructure. More than 250 medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon have told the state they will sell to recreational customers. By contrast, Colorado had 24 stores on Day 1.
Companies have invested in massive warehouses in Portland to grow the drug indoors, and southern Oregon has some of the nation's best conditions for outdoor cultivation of marijuana.
Sunday, Oct 11th 2015 (12:02am)
Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is a non-psychoactive marijuana extract that has been making a lot of headlines for its alleged impact on users who suffer from seizures. The New Republic takes a hard look at the history, manufacture, legality, and application of this wonder drug, and what it can mean for the drive to marijuana legalization.
Tuesday, Sep 29th 2015 (12:00am)
FORT MORGAN, CO: Police said they found 16 pounds of methamphetamine in a car, the biggest bust Fort Morgan police can recall, after one of the accused traffickers called 911 while high on drugs.
Friday, Jul 17th 2015 (3:23am)
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"It's All Going to Pot" is a new duet from Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. Apparently when Merle sang "We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee", he didn't mention that's why he moved to Nashville. The song is from the upcoming album Django & Jimmie.
Wednesday, Apr 22nd 2015 (12:00am)
Ever since the recreational use of pot became legal in Colorado last year, authorities have been dealing with a different type of marijuana boom: hash oil explosions.
Sunday, Mar 15th 2015 (12:28am)
Florida cops respond to home where three people inside were screaming that they had been taken hostage, but it turned out they were hallucinating on meth and spent hours throwing shit out the window at non-existent attackers.
Monday, Sep 1st 2014 (4:00am)
A relatively recent trend among teens may be concerning to parents and physicians. Most people think of Burt's Bees lip balm as just that -- lip balm, but some have found a new use for it.
So you can't get Sudafed without jumping through hoops any longer. But any kid can get you a vial of meth. Here's how to reverse engineer the stuff so your sinuses can get some relief.
Not too long ago, the Seattle PD distributed bags of Doritos with information about Washington's new drug laws printed on them to a thousand stoners at Hempfest. Naturally, Colbert did a segment on it. Seattle PD has just responded.
Thursday, Oct 10th 2013 (5:29am)
Apples contain the chemical THC which is the main psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant. So all anyone has to do is cut up an apple, making sure to remove the seeds and stem, and gently insert a slice or two in their rectum.
Monday, Sep 30th 2013 (12:10am)
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If you hurry, you can get in on the Indiegogo drive to fund the Buckle Puffer, a pipe hidden within the confines of your belt buckle. Or, if you're like most people who would make use of such a thing, put off doing anything about it until tomorrow, when it'll be too late.
Monday, Apr 29th 2013 (3:55am)
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