Biography/Memoir

The drug war is such a violent failure, the Surgeon General is speaking up for the first time ever

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented data on drug overdose death rates from 2001-2014, and it does not look good”. “Prescription drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled since 2001 Opioid overdose deaths have nearly quadrupled since 2001 Benzodiazepine overdose deaths have increased by more than 600% since 2001 Cocaine overdose deaths are up…

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The DEA chief called medical marijuana ‘a joke.’ Now patients are calling for his resignation.

Last week, the acting chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration called medical marijuana “a joke…” …during a Q&A with reporters. Now, medical marijuana patients are calling for his head, with an online petition demanding his resignation attracting nearly 10,000 signatures on change.org “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal —…

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LSD Archive Has Been on a Long, Strange Trip

Roger Liggenstorfer, a friend of Dr. Hofmann’s, says the late chemist wanted researchers flocking to his archive. The current situation is “not really the wish of Albert,” he says. ​The archive’s tortuous path, from Switzerland to Los Angeles, to the suburbs of San Francisco, and then back to Europe for an anticlimactic ending, reflects the…

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Governor Of Vermont considers controversial psychedelic Ibogaine to solve the State’s addiction nightmare

But now a bill has been introduced in the state’s House of Representatives that would create something far more radical than taxed and regulated cannabis: a pilot program to use ibogaine in the treatment of substance use disorders. On March 10th, Rep. Paul Dame (R-Chittenden-8-2) and Rep. Joseph “Chip” Troiano (D-Caledonia-2) introduced H. 387, an…

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