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Month: August 2017

Recipe for psilocybin discovered

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Hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms can now be created in the lab.

Effective treatment for nerve pain

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Cannabis, of course.

There are alternatives to prescribed, medical heroin to manage pain

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Marijuana, for instance. “Cannabis will replace opioids for chronic pain in 5 to 10 years”

Duterte’s death squads murder 21 in one night

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Bloodiest single night in Philippine drug war that’s already killed thousands.

Alaska rakes in over $500,000 in cannabis taxes in one month

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$512,500 in June, the most so far in a single month.

What happens if opioid epidemic is declared a national emergency

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Trump, surprisingly, is not declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency, thank god.  What could happen if it were declared is described in the Washington Post:  “From a strictly practical standpoint any emergency declaration would have two main effects, according to Keith Humphreys, an addiction specialist at Stanford University (and frequent Wonkblog contributor) who worked in the federal […]

Oregon to decriminalize hard drugs

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In historic first, Oregon legislature voted to decriminalize cocaine, heroin, meth, LSD, oxycodone and ecstasy last month.  

If you read only one essay by Orwell

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Read “Shooting an Elephant”: “But at that moment I glanced round at the crowd that had followed me. It was an immense crowd, two thousand at the least and growing every minute. It blocked the road for a long distance on either side. I looked at the sea of yellow faces above the garish clothes-faces […]

Jeff Sessions is a relic from the 80’s

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Prohibitionist dinosaur doesn’t realize that wars on plants are coming to a close.

Brink of civil war

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Venezuela.