Let's Get Frank about Drug Use and Prevent Future Music Festival Tragedies

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Pretty good article I guess.

CDC Issues Alert On Deadly New Designer Drug, Acetyl Fentanyl

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Notes from the Field: Acetyl Fentanyl Overdose Fatalities — Rhode Island, March–May 2013

August 30, 2013 / 62(34);703-704

In May 2013, the Rhode Island State Health Laboratories noticed an unusual pattern of toxicology results among 10 overdose deaths of suspected illicit drug users that had occurred during March 7–April 11, 2013. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for fentanyl in blood was positive for fentanyl in all 10 cases, but confirmatory gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) did not detect fentanyl. The mass spectrum was instead consistent with acetyl fentanyl, a fentanyl analog. Acetyl fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has not been documented in illicit drug use or overdose deaths, and is not available as a prescription drug anywhere. Animal studies suggest that acetyl fentanyl is up to five times more potent than heroin as an analgesic (1).

During May 14–21, 2013, CDC and Rhode...

Obama administration to allow recreational marijuana laws to stand

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This will be very interesting. Let's see if he calls off the alphabet boys now.

LSD and Other Psychedelics Not Linked With Mental Health Problems, Analysis Suggests

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Science Daily

Aug. 19, 2013 — The use of LSD, magic mushrooms, or peyote does not increase a person's risk of developing mental health problems, according to an analysis of information from more than 130,000 randomly chosen people, including 22,000 people who had used psychedelics at least once.

Researcher Teri Krebs and clinical psychologist Pål-Ørjan Johansen, from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Department of Neuroscience, used data from a US national health survey to see what association there was, if any, between psychedelic drug use and mental health problems.

The authors found no link between the use of psychedelic drugs and a range of mental health problems. Instead they found some significant associations between the use of psychedelic drugs and fewer mental health problems.

Holder plan would ease mandatory stiff sentences for some drug offenders

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Now if the states follow through on the same plan and eliminate some of their minimum mandatories

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I changed my mind on weed

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A pretty big endorsement. This guy's like the Lebron James of doctors.

UK - Those killed by PMA are victims of the war on drugs

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This piece deserves more attention, it illustrates exactly why a rethink of outmoded drugs law is long overdue & how the law as it stands is doing alot more harm than it is good...

How Addiction Treatment Killed Cory Monteith

Cannabis springs up all over German town after campaigners plant thousands of seeds

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Good for them, more oxygen for me, more thc/free weed for them.

Win-win if you ask me...

I would like to thank them personally.

I bet you they are going to be chopped down with taxpayer money.

"Officers have been told to be vigilant and destroy any plants they see.”

Edit: Spoke too soon...

Ignoring drug advisors, the UK will ban khat

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Remember David Nutt got sacked for telling the truth?

These politicians don't want to hear the facts, it's all about point scoring with the general public for the next election.