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Kyle MacDonald: How to avoid drunk-posting on social media
"I have a friend who posts things on Facebook they regret, often late at night, sometimes when they've been drinking. Why do they do this?" Via Twitter

We all have a filter in our head that stops us saying all the things we think. There are individual differences in people's ability to filter, we all know someone who tends to say more than they should. The filter itself is located in the part of the brain called the "pre-frontal cortex", just above the eyebrows. Most people know alcohol tends to make all of us less likely to filter. The thing is, social media can too.

The tendency to say too much, or say things we'll regret, when relating on social media has been labelled the "online dis-inhibition... [Read More]
Thursday, September 29th | Posted by aemetha | 0 Replies
Drug addiction trapping victims in violent relationships
Dangerous synthetic drugs are adding to a spike in domestic abuse cases where victims fear losing their drug supply more than their life, police say.

Detective Sergeant Dave Beattie, Taranaki family harm prevention manager, said he was concerned victims of family violence were getting lost in the dark hole associated with drug abuse. "It becomes a significantly dangerous cocktail when the person supplying the drug is an intimate partner. "We are hearing victims say they are aware their partner may kill them." The end result was victims becoming locked into... [Read More]
Thursday, September 29th | Posted by aemetha | 0 Replies
The New Cannabis Capsule Is So Powerful It Can Replace Any Pain Killer
People around the world are becoming increasingly aware of natural remedies and alternative medicine.

However, this does not change the attitude of Big Pharma to enforce their drugs on a open-mouthed public despite their numerous and well documented, harsh side-effects.

The almighty health benefits of cannabis are becoming increasingly accepted in mainstream society and are being bolstered by numerous recent studies.

The Foria Relief Company has even invented a vaginal suppository, based on aromatic cocoa butter, which is a perfect substitution for Vicodin, Midol, and Ibuprofen. It effectively treats menstrual cramps by relaxing the muscles. Additionally, it does not lead to ... [Read More]
Thursday, September 29th | Posted by Sushi | 4 Replies
Kratom Drug Ban May Cripple Promising Painkiller Research
Your body would never get used to the perfect painkiller, says Susruta Majumdar, a chemist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. So unlike the case with common opioids such as morphine or Oxycontin, you would not need to take ever-increasing doses to relieve the same amount of pain. The ideal analgesic would not have the high risk of addiction, ... [Read More]
Thursday, September 29th | Posted by 5-HT2A | 0 Replies
Imagine: Snorting Lines and Public Masturbating in a UK Pub get You Arrested
A Blackburn man appeared in court today after "performing a sex act" (a big wank) in a pub garden after snorting five lines of cocaine—a sex act he managed to keep up for 40 minutes, a sort of endurance wank, a long-distance marathon of a wank, the kind of wank Paula Radcliffe gets up in the middle of and takes a shit during. A big wank, basically. Police arrested him on the scene and he has a history of criminal indecency, and today he pleaded guilty to outraging public decency.

What is public decency? This constant lie that we are all in some way... [Read More]
Thursday, September 29th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
NY Drug Lab Explosion Kills Second-Generation FDNY Chief
A gas explosion tore through an alleged Bronx drug lab Tuesday morning, killing a second-generation firefighter and rattling neighbors.

Firefighters were on the scene an hour before the 7:30 a.m. explosion, responding to reports of a gas leak at a Bronx house, when they stumbled upon what appeared to have been a drug lab, officials said Tuesday. But before police could investigate the house, its roof blew off, fatally striking Battalion Chief Michael Fahey in the head and wounding at least 12 others.

Fahey, the first on-duty New York City firefighter killed in two years, came from a firefighting family. His father Thomas Fahey is a retired FDNY fire chief. Michael, a 17-year veteran of the department, had three young children.... [Read More]
Wednesday, September 28th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Mom Overdoses as Two-Year-Old Looks On--a US Reality more Common than You'd Think
It was a horrific video — a young mother who had overdosed was lying unconscious on the floor of a Family Dollar store in Lawrence, Mass. Adding a gut-wrenching kick to the scene was that the woman’s 2-year-old daughter, wearing purple footie pajamas, was tugging at her mother’s limp arm, trying to wake her up. The girl was wailing. The mother looked lifeless.

A store employee recorded the scene while waiting for medics. When they arrived, they revived the mother and took her and her daughter to a hospital. The video, which became public two days later, spread across... [Read More]
Wednesday, September 28th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 6 Replies
Down-Market Denver Realtors being Drawn to the State's Legal Weed Business
In 2009, in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Mike Leibowitz was having a hard time renting out his Denver warehouse. Then he reached out to lawyers to explore another option: growing marijuana.

“We grew in it,” says Leibowitz, who went on to found Denver-based cannabis cultivation business Veritas Fine Cannabis. “Right at the time, when we were really scrambling to figure out what we were going to do with it, because the market was so bad.”

Leibowitz, whose background is in finance... [Read More]
Wednesday, September 28th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Man convicted for cannabis says he was just preparing for when cannabis was legalised
A man with a sophisticated cannabis-growing operation capable of earning $100,000 a year claimed he was preparing for when cannabis was legalised and that he only wanted to earn enough to study science at university.

Hanno Samper's growing operation at Kereru, about 30 kilometres west of Hastings, was searched by police in February. They discovered a sophisticated growing operation with 146 plants grown indoors and outside, and a purpose-built area for the production of cannabis oil. Police estimated that the 26-year-old retirement home chef was capable of making $101,000 to $114,000 a year out of the operation, which Samper admitted was in its third year.

Samper pleaded guilty to charges of cultivating cannabis, producing... [Read More]
Wednesday, September 28th | Posted by aemetha | 0 Replies
Epidiolex, GW Pharma's New Cannabis Drug for Rare Seizures, Set for Marketing Phase
GW Pharmaceuticals continued its streak of good luck. The London-based drugmaker posted another set of positive phase 3 data for Epidiolex, an experimental cannabis drug being used to treat seizures in a rare form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gaustaut Syndrome (LGS).

Different doses yielded different results, according to GW’s announcement. A 20-mg dosage of the drug taken daily contributed to a 42 percent drop in monthly seizures compared to 17 percent for participants taking placebo. Volunteers taking... [Read More]
Wednesday, September 28th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 2 Replies
Man found Dead on Highway Guardrail had One-Half $Million of Heroin in his System
CLEARFIELD, Pa.-- A Pennsylvania coroner says a Guatemalan found dead over a guardrail had swallowed up to $500,000 worth of heroin and was killed when one of the packets burst.

Clearfield County Coroner Mike Morris tells WJAC-TV he's working with state police and drug enforcement agents to determine the source and destination of the ... [Read More]
Tuesday, September 27th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 2 Replies
"Sounds like He's Fighting a Cold with Cocaine" --Colbert on Trump's Debate Snorts
Donald Trump didn’t prepare very much for Monday’s first debate with Hillary Clinton — and that was glaringly apparent to Stephen Colbert.

The “Late Show” host said the Republican presidential candidate prepared for the debate much the same way he came up with comedy material for his show — by testing out “zingers” over cheeseburgers, hot dogs and Coca-Colas.

“He may not have prepared, and it looked like he didn’t,” Colbert said.

He said Clinton told the first lie of the evening when she greeted Trump by saying it was good to be with him, but Trump told the most boneheaded whopper when he denied calling climate change a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese — which was easily refuted by his Twitter account.

... [Read More]
Tuesday, September 27th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 8 Replies
Former Football Star Denies Cocaine found by Police is His
Former Cowboys and Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy was arrested on Sunday after police found cocaine during a traffic stop.

Hardy was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal, police asked to search him, and he agreed, police say. When they looked in his wallet, they found 0.7 grams of cocaine.

The police report says that Hardy told the officer that he didn’t know what the substance was. Hardy said that the night before, he had passed his wallet around a party... [Read More]
Tuesday, September 27th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
West Coast cop facing second investigation after IPCA findings on illegal detention
A police officer who illegally ordered two suspects be held in the cells for more than 15 hours previously crashed after drinking, but kept his job.

Greymouth Sergeant Matthew Charles Frost directed that an arrested man and woman be kept in custody while he was off duty so he could interview them when he returned to work.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA), which called him Officer A in its report, found this was a "flagrant abuse of his power". The pair had no access to lawyers in a "breach of their rights", the IPCA said. "As an experienced officer, the sergeant must have known full well that it was illegal to detain the man and woman so they could later be interviewed," IPCA chairman Judge David Carruthers said.

Frost, who is still working, faces an internal employment process over the incident. It is not his first. Frost was internally... [Read More]
Tuesday, September 27th | Posted by aemetha | 0 Replies
Want to Make Ethical Purchases? Stop Buying Illegal Drugs
Many of my friends and classmates here in the United States care about making the world a better place, and they try to make purchases that reflect their values. Some have become vegetarians to save animals or fight climate change. Others buy cruelty-free cosmetics, fair-trade coffee or conflict-free diamonds.

Yet I’ve noticed at parties and festivals that some of these same people pop Ecstasy or snort ... [Read More]
Tuesday, September 27th | Posted by Calliope | 3 Replies
Ants discover inner junkie
Viewed from a great height as we scurry about, it can be hard to tell the difference between human and ant societies. We both live in highly organised communities surrounded by architectural structures where each individual has a well-defined role.

However, Brian Entler and colleagues, from The University of Scranton, USA, wondered whether we may also share a darker side to our characters. The team explains that some insects are capable of forming addictions if the drug is delivered simultaneously with food, teaching us essential lessons about the neurobiology of ... [Read More]
Tuesday, September 27th | Posted by Calliope | 0 Replies
California Anti-Pot Campaign's Funding being Investigated for Corruption by State
The state campaign watchdog agency will investigate allegations that a Washington, D.C., group failed to properly disclose how it is funding a campaign against Proposition 64, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana in California, according to a letter released Monday.

The Fair Political Practices Commission sent the letter to attorneys for the pro-ballot measure campaign who had filed a complaint that the group SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana.)

Action Inc. was late in disclosing contributions it received and failed to account for spending at least $149,850.

“Failure to act could result in voters being denied critical information in advance of the election,” the Proposition 64 campaign said... [Read More]
Monday, September 26th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Netherlands' Parliament Considers Popular Bill that would Legalize Cannabis
The Netherlands’ contradictory laws on cannabis could finally be resolved as, for the first time, the majority of MPs look to back a bill that would legalise government-regulated cannabis cultivation. It would allow coffee shops to buy from licenced cannabis growers and would implement quality control.

Currently, licenced coffee shops can sell small amounts of cannabis for personal use and police will turn a blind eye... [Read More]
Monday, September 26th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 3 Replies
US Blacks Given a Back Seat in the Country's Drug Addiction Recovery Effort
If we tinker with the rules to benefit members of one group in the criminal justice system—say, for instance, white opioid addicts—can we count on the rising tide to lift other groups as well? And if we can, should we adopt a strategy that deliberately trains public attention on the privileged group rather than on other groups that are less attractive to policymakers and opinion makers? The reasoning is seductive: If we focus on everyone, we fear that no one will get anything; but if we focus on some, we hope that everyone will get something.

The question is not... [Read More]
Monday, September 26th | Posted by Beenthere2Hippie | 0 Replies
Seasoned South Otago policeman urges rural communities to speak up about meth
A southern police officer has a plea for the south: don't let drugs ruin rural New Zealand.

"That means telling us what is going on out there," Senior Sergeant Al Dickie said. The big one is methamphetamine, a synthetic drug with more rapid and lasting effects than ... [Read More]
Monday, September 26th | Posted by aemetha | 0 Replies

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