Posts Tagged ‘Drugs’

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

The Future of Weed: HIGH COUNTRY

In HIGH COUNTRY, Motherboard heads to Denver–ground zero for cannabis legalization, and home to a booming tech sector in what could be called the SIlicon Valley of weed–to inhale the newest high-tech highs. We visit the key players scaling up this new green tech, wrap our heads around all the money to be made, crack open the confusing science of America’s No. 1 cash crop, and smoke dabs.

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Fake Drug Checkpoints Make People Freak

Drug checkpoints are illegal in the United States. Some cops in Ohio figured out a way they can use them, by simply making them fake. Law enforcement officials say it’s a useful war on drugs, civil rights officials say it violates rights.

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Worst Month EVER

Ford dealt with two more staff departures at his office Monday as rumors continue to swirl about his alleged drug abuse. The Toronto Mayor says the continuing controversy over an alleged video that reportedly shows him smoking from a crack pipe has been “stressful,” but he’s determined to move forward.

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Sisa – Cocaine of the Poor

Sisa is the latest grim example in a global trend toward mass-produced synthetic drugs, from the skin-eating opiate cocktail krokodil in Siberia to South Africa’s new fascination with getting high from souped-up anti-AIDS meds to the bath-salts craze in America and the UK. These are cheap, DIY highs, so it’s no wonder that in poverty-stricken Greece, sisa has found a natural home.

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Sizzurp Abuse on the Rise

Over-the-counter cough medicine is causing concern for health practitioners who are seeing more young Canadians use the drug in a dangerous concoction.

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Justin Timberlake Admits to Coachella Drug Use

Chart-topping crooner Justin Timberlake recently opened up about a different type of “20/20 experience” he endured while at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, held annually in Palm Springs, California in April.

Monday, February 18th, 2013

CNN Gets People Stoned and Tests Their Ability to Drive Cars

Some serious investigative journalism by CNN picked three people to get super baked and get behind the wheel. The test basically involved a parking lot with foot high cones so it’s not quite a scientific study. At the very least it’s entertaining watching people get stoned out of their minds and especially Addy, who adoringly reinforces the stoner persona.

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Billion Dollar Drug Empire Linked to Montreal Mafia Boss Vito Rizzuto

A personal phone number for Montreal Mafia boss Vito Rizzuto was found saved in the telephone of a man accused in a massive $1-billion drug empire that allegedly flooded the eastern seaboard of the United States with marijuana and funnelled cocaine back into Canada, U.S. prosecutors say.

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Russell Brand | From Addiction To Recovery

Ten years on from Russell Brand’s well documented battle with drink and drugs the comedian hopes his new hard-hitting documentary From Addiction To Recovery can ignite the debate on the best form of treatment for substance abuse.

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Britain’s Most Dangerous Drugs

Recent research has analysed the link between the harmful effects of drugs relative to their current classification by law with some startling conclusions. Perhaps most startling of all is that alcohol, solvents and tobacco (all unclassified drugs) are rated more dangerous than ecstasy, 4-MTA and LSD (all class A drugs). If the current ABC system is retained, alcohol would be rated a class A drug and tobacco class B.