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  • I’m a Heroin Addict

    07/15/2017 9:17:32 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 64 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | Nov 02, 2016 | By Richard Farrell
    I’m a Heroin Addict By Richard Farrell Like a doctor performing microscopic surgery, I pour the contents of the rainbow bags into my cooker, reach for my bottle of water, insert the syringe, and draw up about 20cc. I squirt the water into the cooker, watch it move across the white powder and turn to liquid. I move my lighter back and forth under the cooker until the heroin bubbles. The smell is sweet. It makes my stomach turn. I bite off a small piece of a cigarette filter, and spit it into the burning liquid. It’s time. I insert...
  • Opioid, Schmopioid

    07/14/2017 5:31:02 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 182 replies
    american thinker ^ | 7/14/2017 | r j kozar
    ... legal or not, using opioids is just plain stupid. Compared to an opioid user, a man who punches himself in the face looks smart. That's why I roll my eyes and change the channel when hectored about this so-called epidemic. If you want to talk about an epidemic, talk about zika or bird flu. Opioid addiction comes from a decision, not a virus. No mosquito can infect you with opioid addiction, and you don't need antibacterial soap to avoid catching it. To speak of it as an epidemic and to speak of addicts as victims is to stack the...
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wants to Revive D.A.R.E. Program

    07/13/2017 7:25:03 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11 Jul 17 | Althea Legaspi
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is advocating to reinstate the D.A.R.E. program, an anti-drug curriculum launched in 1983 by the Los Angeles Police Department, which has been criticized for being ineffective. "D.A.R.E. is, I think, as I indicated, the best remembered anti-drug program today," Sessions said while speaking at the Drug Abuse Resistance Education International Training Conference in Texas on Tuesday, via NY Daily News. "In recent years, people have not paid much attention to that message, but they are ready to hear it again." "We know it worked before and we can make it work again," he continued.
  • Trump will cripple states if he reverses marijuana legalization

    07/11/2017 2:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota
    Last month I gave the keynote address at the Cannabis World Congress Business Expo in New York City. CWCBExpo is the trade show for the cannabis industry. I had the pleasure of meeting thousands of like-minded cannabis activists, and the experience was truly refreshing and inspiring on many levels. I learned firsthand that those in the legal cannabis industry — whether they're growing hemp, medical marijuana or recreational marijuana in Colorado or California or Oregon or wherever — have formed a united front. Everyone at the convention was looking to work together to come up with solutions on how to...
  • Nevada marijuana supply running low, state of emergency declared, governor says

    07/11/2017 12:54:31 PM PDT · by Mariner · 140 replies
    Fox News and AP ^ | July 11th, 2017 | Unattributed
    Nevada state officials declared a state of emergency after stores that sell recreational marijuana reported that their supply is running out just less than two weeks after the drug went on sale legally. Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., issued the state of emergency on Friday, which will allow state officials to decide on new rules that could ease the shortage of marijuana, according to Fox 13 Now. Nevada’s Department of Taxation released a statement that said it will contemplate emergency regulations that would permit liquor wholesalers to cash in on the marijuana sales. “Based on reports of adult-use marijuana sales already...
  • Colorado now "going to pot"--Denver Library requiring police patrols due to drug dealing. Sad.

    07/09/2017 7:20:43 AM PDT · by mtrott · 65 replies
    July 9, 2017 | Self--vanity
    Recently, there was a report posted about the decline of the Denver Public Library, due to rampant drug usage and criminal activity. Apparently, a lot of the library "regulars" are homeless people who have been victimized by drug dealers who take over the bathrooms to do their deals. Other library users complain that the computer terminals are all taken up by the homeless people and back packing vagrants passing through the area, and that the place stinks. Apparently, the Denver Police have increased patrols and at least cleaned it up to some extent. They even closed off the bathrooms on...
  • Why More Young Men Aren’t Working — Video Game

    07/08/2017 1:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | uly 5, 2017 | Maria LaMagna
    Before young American men get back to work, they should switch off the video console. Younger men’s working hours have declined more than those of older men over the last 15 years, according to a working paper by researchers at Princeton University, the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester and distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based research group. The researchers analyzed how people spend their time when they are not working. Older men are more likely to be employed than those who are younger. Some 66 percent of men looking for jobs aged...
  • Cannabis cotillion: Luxury cannabis brand Beboe debuts in S.F.

    07/07/2017 10:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2017 | Carolyne Zinko
    As canna-business strategist Elise McRoberts walked across an animal skin rug and into the living room of a Pacific Heights home for the recent San Francisco launch of Beboe, an upscale cannabis brand from Los Angeles, she assumed she would see the usual faces on the marijuana circuit — growers, dispensary owners and cannabis chefs. Instead, the party was a cross-pollination of the worlds of high society, Silicon Valley, politics, fashion and design: industrial designer Yves Béhar, former Mayor Willie Brown, who carried decriminalization bills in the state assembly in the 1970s, philanthropists Katie and Todd Traina, boutique owner Emily...
  • The Latest: Tourists Buy in to Recreational Pot in Nevada

    07/01/2017 4:27:49 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 35 replies
    https://www.usnews.com ^ | 01 July 2017 | AP
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Nevada becoming the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes (all times local): Minnesota resident Edgar Rosas Lorenzo on Saturday flew with his family to Sin City for a wedding. But even before he checked in to his hotel, he stopped at a pot dispensary on the Las Vegas Strip. The 21-year-old says he learned of the legalization of recreational marijuana in Nevada while he was at the airport waiting for his flight to depart. He waited in line about 40 minutes before he could buy one-eighth of...
  • NPR Talks Smack

    06/30/2017 3:16:13 PM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 26, 2017 | By The Scrapbook
    Public radio doesn't quite know what it wants us to think about the anti-addiction medicine Vivitrol. At the beginning of the month Marketplace was touting Vivitrol as the "drug that heroin-proofs your brain," a sort of magic bullet for shooting the old monkey off one's back. The drug is essential, we were told, in keeping junkies out of jail. An addiction specialist raved that Vivitrol acts like "a kind of a force field around the part of your brain that likes heroin." The medicine is regularly given to inmates upon release from prison, so they can stay clean: It works...
  • 3,700 pounds of marijuana found in lettuce shipment

    06/30/2017 3:27:37 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 30 JUNE 2017 | STEVE NEWTON
    LAREDO, Texas – Custom and Border Protection agents have located and seized nearly two tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of lettuce. CBP said in a release that the seizure happened at the Colombia-Solidarity International Bridge on June 26, when an officer referred a tractor-trailer hauling lettuce for secondary inspection. After “a canine, non-intrusive and physical inspection” of the trailer, CBP said agents found and seized 5,754 packages containing a total of 3,707 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana had an estimated street value around $741,000. “This is truly an example of our CBP officers’ hard work, experience and dedication...
  • One politician’s solution to the overdose problem: Let addicts die

    06/30/2017 6:24:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2017 | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    Under a plan by a city council member in Ohio, people who dial 911 seeking help for someone who's overdosing on opioids would start hearing something new from dispatchers: “No.” In response to the opioid epidemic that swept the nation — including the small city of Middletown, population 50,000 — council member Dan Picard floated an idea that's been called more of “a cry of frustration” than a legitimate solution. At a council meeting last week, Picard proposed a three-strikes-style policy for people who repeatedly overdose: Too many overdoses and authorities wouldn't send an ambulance to resuscitate them.
  • mom charged with in deaths of two children she 'left them in a hot car ...she smoked pot

    06/24/2017 3:15:33 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/24/17 | Keith Griffith
    A mother has been charged in the deaths of her two young children, after she allegedly left them in a hot car as punishment while she smoked pot and took a nap. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury in Weathorford, Texas after her kids were found dead May 26.
  • Johnny Depp Compares Himself to the Actor John Wilkes Booth

    06/23/2017 11:34:56 AM PDT · by johnk · 42 replies
    http://usareportnews.com ^ | June 23, 2017 | admin
    ...In front of 1,500 people at the event, Depp decided to use their captive attention to spew hatred for our president and promote assassination. “I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” Depp said. Since the crowd immediately responded with cheers, the actor was encouraged to continue with his disparaging remarks, and it only got worse. “It is just a question – I’m not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of...
  • Drug agents in San Diego seize huge load of powerful opiate

    06/20/2017 6:21:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 30 replies
    SFGate/AP ^ | June 20, 2017 | AP
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Federal authorities in San Diego say they have seized one of the largest loads ever in the U.S. of the potent synthetic opiate Fentanyl. An indictment unsealed Monday says federal drug agents seized over 97 pounds (44 kg) of the drug, most of it from a house in San Diego. A U.S. attorney's statement says the drug is so powerful that the amount represents millions of lethal doses. Drug traffickers use it to strengthen heroin or make counterfeit painkiller pills.
  • Mass overdose in Georgia kills four, dozens hospitalized

    06/06/2017 12:35:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 6/6/17 | breaking911
    ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), along with state and local police are investigating a dangerous, potentially lethal substance contained in street drugs surfacing in central and South Georgia. Dozens of patients have been hospitalized and at least four people are dead. The overdoses have been reported over a 48-hour period in Centerville, Perry, Macon Warner Robins and Albany, but the drugs may also be sold on the street in other areas of the state. Patients reportedly purchased yellow pills alleged to be Percocet, an opioid pain medication.
  • The opioid epidemic tightens its grip on America

    05/22/2017 8:10:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20,2017 | Salena Zito
    “We feel it necessary to show the other side of this horrible drug,” East Liverpool police officials wrote in a caption on the photo. “We feel we need to be a voice for the children caught up in this horrible mess.” The photo caused the country to shudder. And, then, the country forgot. Politicians forgot, too, said Lane. “Governor John Kasich said he was going to come to town and get to the bottom of this. He never did.” Meanwhile, the problems in East Liverpool are deepening. People are dying, yes, “but the broader dangers are ignored,” Lane said. “Think...
  • Another state declares an emergency over opioid addiction

    05/10/2017 11:16:15 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 51017 | Mikaela Conley
    Opioid addiction is a medical epidemic, a law-enforcement crisis and now officially an emergency in two states whose governors are taking steps to increase funding to fight it. Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, allotting $27 million in funds for prevention and treatment services for opioid addiction. Florida followed Maryland, which was the first state to declare a state of emergency related to the opioid crisis in March, when it unlocked $50 million in new funding over a five-year period allocated for the epidemic.
  • On Eve of 4/20 Holiday, Congressman Says ‘Marijuana Has Gone Mainstream’

    04/20/2017 8:57:17 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 119 replies
    Fortune ^ | Apr 19, 2017 | Tom Huddleston
    This Thursday, April 20, marks the annual unofficial holiday celebrated around the world by marijuana users. And this year, "4/20" will be observed while America's burgeoning legal cannabis industry sits at a crossroads. Public opinion polls indicate that support for marijuana legalization is at an all-time high in the U.S., and November's election saw four new states vote to legalize recreational cannabis while another four states legalized medical pot. As a result, a majority of the U.S. population lives in a state with some access to legal marijuana. However, cannabis remains illegal on the federal level, and the new administration...
  • America’s Addiction to Big Government

    04/19/2017 12:00:20 PM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    On Friday, April 7th, Congress left town for two weeks for Easter vacation. When they return to work on April 25th, they will have only four days to pass a bill to continue funding the federal government or there will be a government shutdown starting on the 29th. Will we change the status quo or enjoy yet another shutdown of the federal government and watch the politicians attempt to spin it to their advantage? We’ll find out at the end of this month, on exactly the 100th day of the Trump presidency. Thanks Obama… Herbert Stein, an American economist and...