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  • 'Bath Salts' Feel Like a Drug From the Past—But They're Still Wreaking Havoc

    02/03/2020 9:39:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Vice ^ | Jan 23 2020 | Sam Iravani
    In some parts of the world they conjure wild memories from the 2010s. In Russia, they're more popular than weed.When a group of powerful, legal stimulants burst onto the drug scene in the UK and U.S. a decade ago, they caused a media frenzy. In Britain, mephedrone came virtually out of nowhere in 2009 to become a hugely popular drug with university students, clubbers and rural teenagers. Dubbed "meow meow" by newspapers and sold online as “plant food,” it was the “killer” drug that made people rip off their own scrotums. Yet behind the hype, to young people using it,...
  • There's a good chance you hallucinated this week without ever knowing it

    10/14/2019 10:45:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4,352 replies
    Inverse ^ | October 11, 2019 | By Jack Barton on
    In the 1950s, researchers stumbled upon a new class of drugs that provided relief for those suffering from schizophrenia. These drugs were known as antipsychotics and, as the name suggests, they reduced symptoms like hallucinations and delusions — primarily by reducing the levels of dopamine in the brain. This led clinicians and scientists to argue that dopamine was linked to the experiences of psychotic symptoms, and a concerted research effort ensued, seeking to solve the puzzle of why excess dopamine might produce hallucinations. Although it was later shown that increasing dopamine could produce hallucinations, establishing a consistent link between them,...
  • Psychosis, addiction, ER visits: For young users, marijuana can be a dangerous game

    12/26/2019 5:08:08 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 125 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | December 23, 2019 | Rita Giordano
    “A few years ago, it was rare to see a young person enter Caron with marijuana-induced psychosis,” said Garbely. “Now we see it on a regular basis. Older teens and young adults — approximately ages 18 to 26 — are the most impacted. We see a significant misperception about the safety and efficacy of marijuana among our teen and young-adult patient population.”
  • ...Dayton shooter's demonic notebook scrawls reveal...craved marijuana and speed...[Truncated]

    08/09/2019 12:41:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 8, 2019 | BEN ASHFORD
    The frightening pages were revealed by a former friend who paints a confounding picture of Betts as a frequent methamphetamine smoker who played violent video games - but was never a racist or interested in weapons...Himes can testify, however, to the fact that Betts was a frequent drug user, taking methamphetamine, cocaine - or 'whatever upper he could get his hands on' in days-long binges...'But he was very consistent with the methamphetamine. I don't know if he got into slamming with needles, but he was pretty much smoking it every day when we were hanging out. 'Coke was also a...
  • The link between pot and mass shootings may be closer than we think

    08/08/2019 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Mariner · 91 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 8th, 2019 | By Miranda Devine
    You can’t walk through the streets of Manhattan these days without smelling weed. Even as evidence mounts of the health problems associated with marijuana, New York has insisted on joining other greedy states scrambling to legalize this deceptively dangerous drug. It makes no sense at a time when American youth is suffering from an unprecedented mental health crisis. And, in all honesty, we cannot rule out a connection between increasing marijuana use, mental illness and the recent spate of mass shootings by disturbed young males. We don’t yet know much about the mental state or drug use of the El...
  • Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

    06/07/2019 7:40:00 PM PDT · by Persevero · 152 replies
    Imprimis ^ | Jan 2019 | Alex Berenson
    Most of all, advocates have told you that marijuana is not just safe for people with psychiatric problems like depression, but that it is a potential treatment for those patients. On its website, the cannabis delivery service Eaze offers the “Best Marijuana Strains and Products for Treating Anxiety.” “How Does Cannabis Help Depression?” is the topic of an article on Leafly, the largest cannabis website. But a mountain of peer-reviewed research in top medical journals shows that marijuana can cause or worsen severe mental illness, especially psychosis, the medical term for a break from reality. Teenagers who smoke marijuana regularly...
  • Sheriff: Woman broke into home, petted the family dog, washed the dishes and left

    05/10/2019 9:05:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    fox6now.com ^ | May 9, 2019 | Katie Delong
    Officials with the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office said around 9 a.m., deputies arrived and spoke with an individual who said a female came into the home through the back door, sat down on the couch and began to pet the family dog, washed the dishes and then left the home. The victim claimed the woman was acting very strangely.
  • Marijuana and psychosis: Real data, real bad

    04/04/2019 1:01:56 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 187 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 4, 2019 | John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    Both groups were surveyed on a host of factors, including their use of marijuana and other drugs. The study’s authors concluded that “people who smoked marijuana on a daily basis were three times more likely to be diagnosed with psychosis compared with people who never used the drug. For those who used high-potency marijuana daily, the risk jumped to nearly five times."
  • Author, former Colorado journalist links marijuana to mental illness

    03/20/2019 8:54:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 147 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Mar 20, 2019 | Joey Bunch
    Alex Berenson .. people who think marijuana is medicine and a safe alternative to alcohol are fooling themselves... The industry’s money and political influence, along with the media’s acquiescence, have obscured the scientific links between marijuana and mental illness... “The problems are real and right in front of people,” he told a crowd at the History Colorado Center in Denver on Wednesday. It was his third Colorado talk in two days to discuss his new book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.” “It’s like we all need glasses. ... The connection to psychosis is real.”...
  • New details surface about naked kidnapping south of Edmonton

    09/25/2018 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | 9/18/2018 | Chris Purdy
    They thought it was Armageddon and wanted to save their neighbours. They believed police were monsters. They showed super strength after being pepper sprayed and Tasered. And all but one of them were naked because, with the end of the world, they didn’t have time to get dressed. A court document has provided more details in a bizarre naked kidnapping case that happened last year south of Edmonton, but some questions remain. Two women and one man, who cannot be identified due to a publication ban, each pleaded guilty in Leduc provincial court last week to a charge of unlawful...
  • Drug-fueled billionaire playboy Diego Novella, who strangled his lover then mutilated her corpse...

    09/07/2018 11:50:45 AM PDT · by familyop · 10 replies
    The Sun by way of Fox News ^ | September 7, 2018 | The Sun by way of Fox News
    A billionaire Guatemalan playboy was sentenced to 20 years in a hell-hole jail yesterday for the horrific murder and desecration of an American woman...Novella – born into one of Guatemala’s richest families – killed his long-term lover Alban, 39, in a crime so ferocious it shocked detectives...cocktail of cannabis, cannabis oil and over-the-counter drug sceletium...
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home.

    07/27/2018 10:52:36 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    AJC ^ | 07/27/18 | Bill Torpy
    (Javonnie McCoy and Atlanta attorney Catherine Bernard after his acquittal) Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a...
  • Canada to allow mail-order marijuana sales

    06/23/2018 5:03:45 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | Avery Anapol
    Canadians will soon be able to order marijuana through the mail as part of the nation’s new legalization of recreational pot. Lawmakers in the country passed the Cannabis Act earlier this week, setting the country up to regulate the market in the coming months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that legalization will begin on Oct. 17. The country is the second to legalize the substance nationwide, after Uruguay. The federal minimum age for marijuana use in Canada will be 18, but some provinces are setting their own minimum age at 19, which is the drinking age in most areas....
  • Think it's harmless? Now nine in ten teens at drug clinics are being treated for marijuana use

    04/22/2018 10:31:32 AM PDT · by familyop · 236 replies
    The Daily Mail (United Kingdom) ^ | April 22, 2018 | STEPHEN ADAMS and MARTIN BECKFORD
    Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal...The findings also back up academic research, revealed in The Mail on Sunday over the past three years, that skunk is having a serious detrimental impact on the mental health of the young. At least two studies have shown repeated use triples the risk of psychosis, with sufferers repeatedly experiencing delusional thoughts. Some victims end up taking their own lives.
  • Scary, hot new drug called ‘spirit molecule’

    04/06/2018 2:27:35 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 120 replies
    WND ^ | 4/6/18 | wnd staff
    Johns Hopkins studies effects of DMT, including encounters with ‘autonomous beings’ WASHINGTON – It’s one of the most popular new hallucinogenic drugs being smoked by young people around the world, with many users reporting “spiritual encounters” with entities that sound a lot like demons. And now, Johns Hopkins University is studying the alarming effects of DMT, or Dimethyltryptamine, asking volunteers who have taken the drug about encounters they may have had with “seemingly autonomous beings or entities.” One researcher characterized DMT as a “spirit molecule.” So bizarre are the effects that users have described crossing into another world and seeing...
  • Inside the Last Days of the Hillary Clinton Campaign

    03/26/2018 6:18:30 AM PDT · by pabianice · 68 replies
    Time ^ | 3/26/18 | Palmieri
    Had I never left the Obama White House to be part of the campaign, I am sure I would have asked the same question. I probably would have printed out the transcript of her remarks, and pored over them, trying to isolate the essence of what she had said that made this speech so much more appealing than anything she had said during the campaign. And I wouldn’t have found it. Because I needed to have the experience of working for a female presidential candidate to understand that why we liked “this Hillary” so much better than “candidate Hillary.” Fundamentally...
  • Britain flooded with super-strength cannabis which could be driving mental health problems

    02/27/2018 5:25:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 27 February 2018 • 10:30PM | Sarah Knapton
    Nearly all cannabis on Britain’s streets is now super-strength skunk that could be fueling the rise in mental health problems, scientists have warned. Researchers at King’s College London tested almost 1,000 police seizures from Kent, Derbyshire, Merseyside, Sussex and the capital in 2016, and found 94 percent were of a dangerously high potency. In 2005, just 51 percent of cannabis sold on the street was sinsemilla, also known as skunk. Dr. Marta Di Forti, Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist at King’s College warned that the powerful drug placed Britain’s 2.1 million cannabis users at risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression,...
  • Cannabis users are more likely to feel deceived and alienated by others, study finds

    01/18/2018 5:29:09 PM PST · by familyop · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17JAN18 | ALEXANDRA THOMPSON
    Cannabis users are more likely to experience negative emotions, particularly feeling alienated from others, new research reveals. People who use marijuana are significantly more likely to feel that others wish them harm or are deceiving them, a US study found. Brain scans also reveal the class-B drug increases signal connectivity in regions of the brain that have previously been linked to psychosis, the research adds, which is associated with severe depression.
  • Colorado gunman threatened to ‘fire’ sheriff before shooting deputies

    01/01/2018 8:00:01 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 5 replies
    NBC NEWS ^ | 1/1/18 | CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Weeks before he started shooting, the Colorado gunman who killed one deputy and wounded four more unleashed a verbal barrage against Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock and his department. Matthew Riehl, who was killed in the deadly New Year’s Eve shootout, went on a profane rant against the sheriff and other officers in a YouTube video entitled “Fire Sheriff Spurlock” that was posted on Dec. 13, The Associated Press reported.
  • People Are Incredibly Angry Over This Video..... UPDATE: kitten abuser arrested

    12/05/2017 11:09:33 AM PST · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    buzzfeednews ^ | 12-5-17
    Police in Ontario, California, said on Saturday they received information "regarding the abuse of a kitten by a young man," and had identified a 16-year-old suspect, but would not be disclosing his name, due to his age. The cat, which police described as a "small kitten" in a press release posted to Twitter, suffered a fractured leg. "The kitten and its owner have been located," police said. "The kitten survived the incident but did suffer an injured leg. The Inland Valley Humane Society is assisting with the investigating and care of the injured animal." In a statement Monday, the Ontario...