Editorials

  1. Harm Reduction as Pleasure Activism

    Harm Reduction as Pleasure Activism "In 2004, organizer Adrienne Maree Brown described the links between pleasure activism and harm reduction: “Some people think I’ve spent the last several years of my life working with raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, destigmatizing drug use, and ending overdose, but really it’s about breaking down barriers to pleasure. So I’m a pleasure activist.” Certainly Brown is not alone in this sentiment. “I don’t think we do acknowledge the pleasure though,”...
  2. Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain

    We live in a medicated era. Recent data indicate that more than half of Americans are currently taking prescription drugs. Among pregnant women this number skyrockets to more than 80 percent. One of these women was a 24-year-old from California named Carol, whom I met and befriended through an online drug research forum. After weeks of debilitating morning sickness, persistent pain in her back and hips, and chronic anxiety about becoming a mother, Carol was taking a tranquilizer called...
  3. Lady Smuggles In Heroin For Weekend In Jail, Cellmates Steal It While She Slept

    A woman in North Carolina apparently could not stand even 2 days in jail without bringing a nice stash of Heroin, aka dope, aka smack, aka Mr. Brown Fairydust. She was sentenced for a weekend in jail, and now she will be spending much longer than that in prison for drug possession and smuggling charges. Somehow the woman got the Heroin into jail, and the way she got it in there is unknown. It is standard procedure to do a full strip search when entering jail in the United States, a cavity...
  4. Senior Citizens Had 10 Kilograms Of Cocaine In Their Cruise Ship Cabin

    A couple of senior citizens, 70 and 72 years old respectively, apparently had the party of their life in the Caribbean. They were caught with 4 suitcases full of Cocaine in their cabin on their return to Europe and are now in jail. How much Cocaine is needed to fuel a couple of 70 year olds during a Caribbean cruise? Apparently 10 kilograms. To put that in perspective that is 2,857 8 balls, or enough Cocaine to fuel a crackhouse in Florida for an entire weekend. According to the Drugs...
  5. Featured

    Editorial Microsoft researches & bans drug talk from Skype, Outlook, Office and all other services.

    Microsoft has update its terms of use to ban illegal activity, inappropriate content, harmful activity, offensive language on its services and software. Microsoft reserves the right to review your content. This seems to effectively ban content and talk about drugs on its services. The following services certainly fall under the new policy: Skype, Outlook.com & Hotmail, Office 365, MS Office, XBox, Bing, MSN, Cortana, OneDrive. It is unclear if Windows 10 itself falls under this service...
  6. Settling lawsuits has become a normal business cost for the pharmaceutical industry

    This is a (totally fictional) story about a man called John. John lived in a house with a hedge, but he had recently gotten himself a pet dog. Unfortunately for John hedges aren’t very effective at keeping dogs from getting loose and running around the neighbourhood. John being the enterprising man that he is called a company that manufactures fences and asked if they had any fences suitable for keeping his dog on the property. “Yes, we can definitely help you out with that sir. Our...
  7. This is one of the most racist remarks a contemporary politician has made about drug policy

    Rarely is racism by a politician so explicit. Asked about marijuana legalization over the weekend at a legislative coffee event, a Kansas lawmaker, Republican state Rep. Steve Alford, gave a shocking response: “What you really need to do is go back in the ’30s and when they outlawed all types of drugs in Kansas [and] across the United States. What was the reason why they did that? One of the reasons why — I hate to say it — it’s the African Americans, they were basically users and they...
Loading...