Archive for the 'Narcotics' Category

In pot we trust

• December, 2013

In pot we Trust .::.

Alcohol’s gateway effect much larger than marijuana’s – Yale study

• August, 2012

A Yale study published Tuesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that people who used alcohol or tobacco in their youth are almost twice as likely to abuse prescription opiate drugs than those who only used marijuana. Researchers were careful to specify that any youth substance abuse, including just marijuana use, makes people more than twice as likely to abuse prescription opiate drugs in young adulthood. However, the study’s authors noted that clinical data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed

Over 40 years of “war on drugs”… What changed?

• February, 2012

‘Will anything sensible be done?’ asked Gore Vidal about the drug war, 40 years ago. So far, there’s no sign. Last week Tom Chivers posted a blog in which he observed that Portugal has recorded a fifty per cent drop in “problem drug users”, since they decriminalised all drugs. Will our government take note and act accordingly? Don’t be silly. In 1970 – half a lifetime ago – Gore Vidal wrote in The New York Times: “It is possible to stop most drug addiction in

Cannabusiness

• October, 2011

Watch the full episode. The laws, concerns and events surrounding medical marijuana in Montana are in a state of flux. Some of the information presented in this May 2010 documentary is outdated. When Montana’s legislature meets in January 2011, it’s likely even more will change.

Is Alcohol Worse than Ecstasy – BBC Horizon

• September, 2010

Is Alcohol Worse than Ecstasy? A BBC Horizon documentary film that compares effects of various drugs. They take twenty of UK’s most dangerous drugs and put them in a nice list going from “not so bad” to “worst drug u can find”. The list they have come up with looks like this: 20 Cathinone (Khat) 19 Amyl nitrite (Poppers) 18 MDMA/ Ecstasy 17 GHB 16 Anabolic steroid 15 Methylphenidate (e.g. Ritalin) 14 LSD/ Acid 13 4-MTA 12 Solvents 11 THC (Cannabis) 10 Buprenophine hydrochloride 9

Cottonland – an “Oxy Cotton” tragedy =video=

• July, 2010

Cottonland – OxyCodone / OxyContin Photographer Nance Ackerman describes the havoc prescription painkiller OxyContin, wreaked in the already weakened Cape Breton town of Glace Bay. The film guides us through a culture of economic and social depression where we encounter a number of men and women at different stages of dependency. Demystifying the world of the addict while showing us the complex social nexus that led to such despair, Cottonland emphasizes the importance of a collective approach to tackling addiction. ©copyright//Source::www.nfb.ca – National Film Board