Scientists Want to Synthesise Salvia’s Hallucinogenic Molecule for a Surprising Reason

You’re probably familiar with Salvia divinorum, the hallucinogenic plant used for religious purposes in some indigenous cultures, and for watching celebrities giggle in some decaying cultures. But when you were sitting in a frozen suburban cul-de-sac one late night in 2009 bouncing as if you were riding a motorcycle while your friends laughed at your babbling, you probably didn’t think about the scientists interested in the drug’s therapeutic properties. I certainly didn’t. Read More >>

American Arrested for Using Drone to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Meth From Mexico

President Trump’s proposed wall along the US-Mexico border is stupid for many reasons. But one of the most obvious reasons is that it’s really easy to get over the wall using modern technology. That’s precisely what an American man did recently when he tried to smuggle 13 pounds of meth from Mexico using a hobby drone. Read More >>

A DIY Pharmaceutical Revolution is Coming – if it Doesn’t Kill Us First

As Mixael Laufer tells it, the vision came to him in El Salvador. Laufer was visiting South America as a human rights envoy, touring a tiny, rural mountain town with the Marin County Peace and Justice Coalition. When he arrived at the town’s medical clinic, it had just run out of birth control. Read More >>

Superfestivals Might Check Your Drugs This Year

The likes of the Reading, Leeds and V festivals scheduled to take place this year might join the drug-testing scheme that some smaller events have piloted, with the organiser of some of the country's largest outdoor events saying he's nearly ready to introduce free drug testing across the board. Read More >>

Cokeheads Beware: 100 Per Cent Pure Blow Has Hit the UK’s Streets

Drugs are bad, mkay.  You shouldn't do drugs, mkay, and that about wraps up my introduction. Mkay. Read More >>

Lib Dems Win Student Vote With Cannabis Legalisation Promise

A future Liberal Democrat government is something you can only really imagine when enjoying loads of drugs, which is quite a coincidence as the party has said it would legalise cannabis in the UK -- should it somehow manage to win enough votes to get its ideas past the hopeful whiteboard stage. Read More >>

Don’t Use the New Fivers to Snort Drugs, Unless You Want to Get ‘Winstoned’

Snorting drugs with a rolled up bank note is a tradition that's been with us for as long as bank notes and casual drug use have been around. But these new plastic fivers are putting a damper on things, with cocaine users finding themselves getting 'Winstoned'. Read More >>

The Ibuprofen and Coffee Breakfast is Not That Good for You

Having loads of ibuprofen for breakfast or even lunch or dinner or a bedtime relaxant is not the best of ideas, as a new aggregator study of studies has found that taking large amounts of the painkiller appears to increase the risk of having a heart attack. Read More >>

Athletics to Reboot Records Database and Delete Numerous Memorable Wins

Some of the most memorable moments in the history of track and field athletics are about to be erased from history, as its governing body prepares to wipe many world records set before 2005 from the book. Read More >>

Cannabis Should be Legalised and Only Sold Online to Kill Off the Dealers

A think-tank, or just some men having ideas on a chain email, has come up with an idea that could make cannabis legalisation more palatable to the UK -- selling it online. But only online, so it comes neatly in packages through the letterbox and there's no more worry about getting mugged at knifepoint for your phone by a dealer in the Iceland car park. Read More >>

Scientists Are Working On How To Make Cannabis Safer

As cannabis laws become liberalised in many countries, UK experts argue that there is an urgent need to explore how recreational cannabis use can be made safer. Read More >>

Your Fancy Pill-Reminder Box Isn’t Helping You Remember Anything

If you’re the type of person that has trouble remembering to say, take your birth control or heart medication every day, technology offers a solution. Pillboxes, these days, are tricked out pieces of tech. For £80 or less, you can buy one that syncs to your phone, reminds you to take your pills, and even tattles on you to your loved ones if you fail to heed its persistent beeps. Trouble is, the things might not actually work. Read More >>

Teacher Suspended After Giving Students Cooking Instructions For Crystal Meth

A Canadian mother in Ontario is outraged after her 13-year-old son was handed instructions for making and injecting crystal meth as part of a drama class assignment. Read More >>

Ubisoft Has Produced a Feature Length Documentary About Cocaine

Live action trailers are an increasingly common part of the modern triple-A game launch. But now Ubisoft has taken it to the next level, and has produced an entire feature length documentary to tie in with the launch of Ghost Recon Wildlands in March. Read More >>

Why Acid Trips Last So Very, Very Long

People who have “experimented” with LSD know that its mind-altering effects can last upwards of 18 to 24 hours, which is unusual for a hallucinogenic drug. After nearly 30 years of research, scientists have finally mapped the physical structure of this fascinating molecule, revealing why it tends to linger in the brain. Read More >>