From Discovery News
Alcohol More Harmful Than Heroin, Cocaine: Report
Alcohol is more dangerous than heroin, cocaine and other “hard” drugs, claims a new study published in The Lancet.
Researchers scored a variety of legal and illegal drugs on 16 criteria of harm, nine related to the harms the drug produces in the individual taking them and seven related to the harm to society. They studied substances such as alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, LSD and tobacco.
Marijuana Soda Provides a High Without the Smoke
One Colorado soda company has developed a line of sodas that have an unusual ingredient: marijuana. Dixie Elixirs has made their drinks available to anyone with a prescription for medical marijuana.
The drinks come in eight different flavors, including pink lemonade, root beer and grape. But if the company really wants to get their drinks into the hands of marijuana lovers, they may want to start working on pizza and nachos flavors. full article
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Tagged alcohol, bill maher, discovery news, dixie elixirs, drugs, legalize it, marijuana, medical marijuana, prop 19, soda, study, the lancet, Zach Galifianakis
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Vice is one of those free publications that one finds once in a while on a doorstep and it is magic. Crazy, wild, kind of funny and kind of mean, Vice Magazine is a Vice. An old copy resurfaced during some end-of-the-season cleaning, and as I re-read a couple of articles that only received a cursory glance before, I noticed that Vice has got a “TV” thing going on. VBS.TV
My intention was to watch a documentary about forensic anthropology, but upon entering the site was immediately drawn into “Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia”. Remember the “Nice, Thick, Uncut 12-Inch Shroom”? Yes, the very same (Hamilton).
“There is an Amazonian frog called Phyllomedusa Bicolor or the Sapo which I have been reading about for years. It is totally different from the psychedelic toads found in North America. The Sapo’s venom produces an effect much closer to morphine than LSD, but really it’s not like either of those things. It’s a distinctly vomitous dissociative experience unlike anything else I’ve ever encountered.
There has been a lot written about the chemistry of the venom, and it has been said to have a diverse array of effects. Some people think it’s a miracle opioid which will yield…” more
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Tagged amazon, drugs, frog, penis mushroom, phyllomedusa bicolor, psychedelics, the sapo diaries, toads, vice magazine
Spied these vids over at Elephant Journal. Fascinating/immensely disturbing how much people do not know about why things are the way they are and how we just let stupid things happen. Weed. Really? Illegal? Give me a fucking break!
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Two drug tourists on a spirit journey or is it just fast food spirituality? Visit National Geographic to watch this short documentary on Ayahuasca. There is also “Extreme Celebrity Ayahuasca” if you can’t get enough…
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possibly the best article I’ve ever read…
A NICE, THICK, UNCUT 12-INCH SHROOM – PART 1
BY HAMILTON MORRIS
PHOTOS BY MAGGIE LEE
There is a mythical shroom that is unlike any other shroom. For, you see, this mushroom looks like a penis—not just a little bit like a penis, as many mushrooms do, but exactly like a penis. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? And although mushrooms usually spring forth from the earth as if from the toes of the gods, the penis mushroom is about as natural as a cocker spaniel. In other words, it’s totally man-made and if it were ever placed in the wild it would die instantly.
So what is this magic little cock-looking guy all about? Where did it come from? Who made it? I recently sought to answer these questions and was met with a dizzying world of magic, lies, and unsolved murder. And I was tripping balls the whole time, too. read more at Vice Magazine