Month: August 2017
Hallucinogenic compound in magic mushrooms can now be created in the lab.
Cannabis, of course.
Marijuana, for instance. “Cannabis will replace opioids for chronic pain in 5 to 10 years”
Bloodiest single night in Philippine drug war that’s already killed thousands.
$512,500 in June, the most so far in a single month.
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 […]
In historic first, Oregon legislature voted to decriminalize cocaine, heroin, meth, LSD, oxycodone and ecstasy last month.
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 […]
Prohibitionist dinosaur doesn’t realize that wars on plants are coming to a close.