"A Homelie Herb: Medicinal Cannabis in Early England" (2002)
Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2002(2):71-79
Cannabis is often regarded as a substance alien to British culture until the 1960s, at which supposed point of introduction it functioned as a marker of subversion. In fact cannabis was used as a medicinal herb by the...
A Brave New World: One Man's Fight Against Prohibition (2006)
Drugs and Alcohol Today Nov 2006; 6: 3
Article by the Director and Co-Founder of Transform (UK Drug Law Reform Organisation)
Continuing our spotlight on services we bring you the incredible story of the UK's most outspoken and influential organisation on drug law and policy....
A Social History of Drug Consumption in China (2002)
The British Journal of Criminology 42:317-336 (2002)
Frank Dikotter, Lars Laamann and Zhou Xun
Opium and China are synonymous, yet historians have so far failed to answer one key question: why was opium rather than cannabis or coffee so eagerly consumed? This article is a...
Andrew weil - The Strange Case of the Harvard Drug Scandal
Look Magazine, November 5, 1963
Andrew Weil's essay about Harvard and psychedelics.
ON MAY 27 1963, President Nathan M. Pusey of Harvard University announced that an assistant professor of clinical psychology and education had been fired. This was the first faculty firing since Pusey took...
Biblical Entheogens:a Speculative Hypothesis (B Shanon 2008)
Time and Mind: The Journal of Archaeology Consciousness and Culture Volume I—Issue I March 2008 pp. 51–74
A speculative hypothesis is presented according to which the ancient Israelite religion was associated with the use of entheogens (mind-altering plants used in...
Burma-Singapore Axis: Globalising the Heroin Trade
An article describing the relationship between Singapore, Burma. Myanmar and Singapore. Squeaky clean Singapore, which executes petty drug dealers, apparently allows major players to do business in Singapore and allows drug money to be laundered through its banks.
The article out of date now,...
DEA 1987 LSD Blotter Index
DEA document - the 1987 LSD Blotter Index from the DEA microgram.
Xerox copy- so crappy black an white but fascinating none the less. Some amazing examples of blotter.
There has been much debate in the community about why the samples generally tested so weak (some examples...
Dope, Inc. - Britains Opium War against the U.S.
by a U.S. Labor Party Investigating Team directed by Konstandinos Kalimtgis, David Goldman and Jeffrey Steinberg
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Drug Use and Anti-Drug Legislation
A short essay by Alexander Shulgin from 1975 documenting the ever shifting attitudes towards drugs and drug users, and the evolution of ever more restrictive drug law in the United States.
From the (long defunct) PharmChem Newsletter.
Drunkenness and Responsibility for Crime in the Eighteenth Century (2005)
Journal of British Studies 44 (2005): 457-477
English representations of the relationship between alcohol and crime shifted between the late seventeenth century and the middle of the eighteenth century. Drunkenness, described by Richard Younge in 1664 as “a sin which turns a man...