Month: October 2020

It’s Pretty Much Official: New Zealand Won’t Be Legalising Weed

New Zealand has voted against legalising cannabis. The preliminary vote released today at 2PM showed 1,114,485 people voted for legalising cannabis, and 1,281,818 people voted against. There are still nearly 500,000 votes to be counted but unless 68 percent of those votes are for legalisation, it won’t be legalised.  Over the last two years national

Drug Dealers Posed as Addicts to Find Clients in Rehab

Ravindra Patil, a psychiatrist based in the western Indian state of Goa has worked with more than 80 substance abusers at the Drug Treatment Centre (DTC) in a government hospital since 2018. His duties include overseeing a facility where patients are given doses of Methadone to help them break free of meth or heroin addictions. 

Killer High: Exploring the Phenomenon of LSD-Fuelled Murder

At around 6:30PM on the night of January 14, 2018, two hours after he’d swallowed five gel tabs of high-powered LSD and less than half an hour before police kicked in the door and restrained him, Jordan Ledbetter opened fire on a group of his closest friends, spraying them with foam darts from a NERF

Killer High: Exploring the Phenomenon of Acid-Fuelled Murder

As Jordan strutted around the apartment brandishing the weapon, leering in people’s faces and growling “What’s your worth? Are you with me?”, it seemed obvious that he was acting. The 24-year-old, who studied drama at the local performing arts academy in Springfield, Oregon, would later tell police that he remembered thinking he was The Punisher,

Welcome to the Australian Island That Fueled America’s Opioid Crisis

It was May 2003 and farmers Bruce and Kathryn Goss had just won a new Jaguar X-Type. For about a decade they’d been planting rotations of opium poppies on their 50-hectare property and having some success. But that season’s rain came at the right time and the Gosses pulled in the most opioid-laden crop in

Welcome to Tasmania: the Island That Fueled America’s Opioid Crisis

It was May 2003 and farmers Bruce and Kathryn Goss had just won a new Jaguar X-Type. For about a decade they’d been planting rotations of opium poppies on their 50-hectare property and having some success. But that season’s rain came at the right time and the Gosses pulled in the most opioid-laden crop in

Court Orders Brothers to Pay Their Drug Dealer After Robbing Him

Photos via Canva (L) and Getty, Portland Press Herald / Contributor (R) Two brothers who tried to steal from their drug dealer after running out of money and crystal methamphetamines have been jailed for aggravated robbery and forced to repay the man $1,900 AUD (USD $1,373). The Supreme Court of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia heard

Court Orders Brothers to Repay Their Drug Dealer After Robbing Him

Photo via Getty, Portland Press Herald / Contributor Two brothers who tried to steal from their drug dealer after running out of money and crystal methamphetamines have been jailed for aggravated robbery and forced to repay the man $1,900 AUD (USD $1,373). The Supreme Court of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia heard that Jake Laurence Ford,