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'The Real History of Drugs' Educates Millions

Tony Newman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Tony Newman

Why are some drugs legal and some prohibited? Why do we arrest approximately 600,000 Americans each year for marijuana possession, but sell tobacco and alcohol on most corners? Why do we lock up people who use meth for years, and dole out the similar drug Ritalin to our children?

Carolyn Gregoire

MDMA Changes The Way People Talk About Their Loved Ones: Study | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.01.2015 | Science

In recent years, the psychoactive drug MDMA has piqued the interest of psychologists, who are investigating whether it could be beneficial in treating...

Exclusive Interview With Alex Grey - Part 2

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

A sense of worldwide-family leads Allyson and I to consider the festivals as celebrations of the global love tribe at the dawn of a planetary civilization. Creativity is at the spiritual center.

Notes on Moonlust by The Holydrug Couple

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Sacred Bones Records here in Brooklyn is one of my favorite record labels to emerge in recent years. One of their latest releases is Moonlust by The Holydrug Couple.

Nick Wing

DEA Approves Study Of Psychedelic Drug MDMA In Treatment Of Seriously Ill Patients | Nick Wing | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration last week gave a green light to a clinical study that will test the safety and efficacy of MDMA for use in treatin...

Let's Be Sensible About MDMA

Betty Aldworth | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
Betty Aldworth

It's past time to acknowledge the plain fact that students use drugs. Let's make sure they have the education and protections they need to do so safely.

4 Wesleyan Students Arrested In Molly Overdose

AP | Posted 04.26.2015 | College

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Four Wesleyan University students were arrested Tuesday in connection with about a dozen hospitalizations among people who ...

Wesleyan President Wants Students To Turn In Drug Dealers Selling Molly

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 02.23.2015 | College

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Wesleyan University's president on Monday urged students to come forward with knowledge of anybody distributing drugs on campu...

11 Wesleyan Students Hospitalized With Symptoms Of Overdosing On Molly

AP | Posted 04.24.2015 | College

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Wesleyan University's president says 10 students and two visitors to the school received medical treatment after taking a ve...

Ecstasy Levels Spike In Rivers Near Giant Music Festival

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

Levels of the illegal drug ecstasy were found to have spiked in rivers near a major music festival in Taiwan that draws more than a half-million revel...

Thank You, New York Times, for Being Stupid About Burning Man

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
Jay Michaelson

Burning Man is not a "festival." Festivals are basically big parties, put on (usually for profit) by organizers, which customers come to visit. Burning Man is a participant-created community experience, coordinated by a non-profit, that is about radical self-expression in all its forms.

Sasha Shulgin Thought I Was an Idiot... Once Upon a Time

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

Incredulous, he asked, "Didn't Congress know that any four-neck round-bottom flask could be used in place of a three-neck round-bottom flask by simply putting a stopper in the fourth neck?" Hmmm. Probably no one in Congress involved in writing the provision had any knowledge of the use of such flasks, including me.

In Memoriam: Alexander Shulgin, The 'Godfather of Ecstasy'

High Times | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
High Times

Among his own, Sasha Shulgin, who died on Monday, will always be remembered and revered as one of the greatest shamans of modern times. Certainly more scientist than psychonaut; he was crudely dubbed "the godfather of ecstasy," but he was far beyond that.

RIP Alexander 'Sasha' Shulgin: 'Godfather of Ecstasy' and Drug Policy Reform Pioneer

Jag Davies | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Jag Davies

Sasha Shulgin, who passed away Monday at the age of 88, was many things to many people. He was not just a pharmacologist, author, and medical chemist, but a pioneer in drug policy reform.

'Godfather Of Ecstasy' Dies

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alexander Shulgin, a respected chemist famed for dusting off a decades-old recipe for the psychedelic drug ecstasy, died Monday...

The Rappers Who Reference Drugs The Most Are ...

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment

Following the report of hip-hop artists with the largest vocabularies, Project Know decided to tap into the RapGenius database and pull out the preval...

Anna Almendrala

Veteran Explains How MDMA Helped Heal His Postwar Trauma | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.17.2014 | Science

MDMA, the illegal raver stimulant commonly known by its street names molly and ecstasy, may be poised to attract a new demographic beyond young people...

The Real Case Against Decriminalizing Marijuana

Terrance Hamm | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices
Terrance Hamm

Times are pretty hard now. You can turn on the news and bear witness to all types of negative news stories. WTOP reports that unemployment rates are c...

Study Finds Party Drug Molly Can Make You Racist

TIME | Posted 04.04.2014 | Black Voices

Far from being a recipe for peace on earth, a new study for the Netherlands suggests that the "love hormone" oxytocin, triggered by the party drug MDM...

What Psychedelic Research Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Natalie Ginsberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Science
Natalie Ginsberg

Psychedelic-assisted therapy has not only proven effective in alleviating terminally ill patients' anxiety, but has also yielded promising results in treating a variety of intractable psychological conditions over the years.

They Had No Idea What They Were Wearing

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.27.2013 | Comedy

Redditor Hbdarkman wrote that "My cousin Molly's grandma went into Spencer's look for presents for her family. She thinks she found the best presents ...

Protect Your Teen From Dangerous Dark Net Drugs

Sedgrid Lewis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Parents
Sedgrid Lewis

The Dark Net and the sites that sale illegal drugs are hard to shut down. When one site is shut down then another site appears within a matter of days. Parents have to be vigorous in preventing teens from accessing these sites. Here are some helpful tips to prevent teens from accessing and obtaining drugs from the Dark Net.

The Agony of Ecstasy or "Molly": Let the Buyer Beware

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

"Ecstasy" is back in the news, although now it's being called "Molly." A few young partiers have died at big "Electronic Dance Music" festivals around the nation, even prompting cancellation of some such events.

The Scary Drug That's Finding Its Way Into Teen Pop Culture

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Gabby Abesamis, Niles We...

Horrifying New Drugs! Does New Zealand's New Synthetic Drug Law Offer a Safer Way Forward?

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

As a tool to protect the public from the risks of drugs not being used for medical purposes, the prohibition model has not worked well -- for old drugs or new ones. However, the nation of New Zealand is now trying a different approach.