This year, Mixmag partnered up with the Guardian and Gay Times to conduct their annual “Global Drug Survey” — the world’s largest independent survey on which drugs are most popular and why. The results: a series of pill-eye-popping infographics revealing the drug habits of over 22,000 club-goers of all ages... Read More »
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UNICEF’s “Report Card 11″ found that countries with more liberal drug laws had lower rates of youths who smoked marijuana than nations with stricter penalties. Canada was #1 with 28% of youths and the US #5 with 22.05%. In the Netherlands, where the weed laws vary from city to city, 17.05% of kids smoked last year, and only 10.5% smoked in Portugal, where marijuana has been decriminalized.
Russian brown bears are noble wild beasts, when not forced to ride motorcycles in the circus. Also, when they’re not huffing empty aviation fuel barrels. These bears are high. Theses bears are really, really high. The bears of Kronotsky Nature Reserve were drawn in by the scent of gasoline and now, look... Read More »
In a report written with an obvious “Reefer Madness” mentality, there are actually some very refreshing statistics. From 2002 to 2011, the percentage of adolescents that perceive danger from heavy drinking rose from 38.2% to 40.7%, accompanied by a binge drinking rate drop from 10.7% to 7.4%. Perceived danger from marijuana use dropped from 54.6% to 44.8%, and use rose from 6.7% to 7.9%.
The elimination of criminal penalties for drug possession offenses is associated with lower overall substance use among young people, according to a study published online this month in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. An investigator from Purdue University in Indiana assessed the association between drug laws and drug consumption patterns in... Read More »
The availability of cannabis retail outlets in the Netherlands is not associated with the greater incidences of cannabis use or an increase in the intensity of the public’s consumption of marijuana, according to a study published in the European Journal of Criminology. Researchers at the Bonger Institute of Criminology and the... Read More »
In my travels across the planet and the Internet, I’ve run across any number of people who smoke marijuana regularly and get high, but are using cannabis for what are essential medical reasons. In other words: social anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, calming, chronic pain, depression, etc. If you’re one of these people,... Read More »
A recent NY Times opinion piece waxed rhapsodically on the benefits of medical marijuana for transforming a stressed-out father into a calmer, more medicated daddy of toddlers. The breezy delivery, complete with the now standard nudge-nudge-wink-wink at the pot-doc-in-the-box who approved the author’s cannabis use, includes references to a “brownie-based” drug delivery system... Read More »
Times are getting tense for our prohibition overlords with more and more states adopting medical and decriminalization measures as well as a few striving for legalization. If we all continue to keep the pressure on, prohibition may well be a pivotal 2012 POTUS election issue. With the public no longer... Read More »