Month: December 2020

WTF is Wearable Ketamine?

When I first heard about wearable ketamine a few weeks ago, I almost spit out my cocktail at the person who had casually mentioned it to me. I had no idea how it worked, but the concept alone seemed outrageous—was this a new fashion trend, like smartwear for psychonauts? Would I one day spot club

Raytheon Worker Blackmails Feds After Getting Into Trouble for Smoking Weed

After former Raytheon employee James Schwietizer told the minister at his church that he planned to shoot up government buildings, police stopped by his house to have a little chat. According to court documents from a criminal complaint against Schwietizer recently unsealed, he told officers that “he had a dark fantasy of committing violence against

Psychedelics Weren’t As Common in Ancient Cultures As We Think

Beginning in 2001, Austrian anthropologist Bernd Brabec de Mori spent six years living in the western Amazon. He first arrived as a backpacker, returned to do a master’s thesis on ayahuasca songs, and eventually did a PhD on the music of eight Indigenous peoples in the region. Along the way, he married a woman of

Singapore Won’t Ever Legalize Cannabis. Its Last Weed Activist Tells Us Why.

Singapore has some of the world’s strictest drug laws. PHOTO: CANVAS It was a close family member’s diagnosis with terminal cancer that led Fred*, a polite, middle-aged Singaporean, down the rabbit hole of medical cannabis. “We were a colorful bunch that wanted to call out our government’s narrow-mindedness and bullshit stance towards medical cannabis,” Fred,

The House Just Voted to Decriminalize Weed

Employees trim green buds at the NUG cannabis company headquarters in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images) WASHINGTON — The House just voted to decriminalize cannabis, a historic symbolic moment marking Congress’s belated move towards embracing the views held by a large majority of Americans.

U.S. Marines Won’t Stop Taking LSD

America’s 2nd Marine Division loves to trip balls. The 20,000 Marine strong division is garrisoned at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and many of its members have been caught taking LSD. It’s such a problem that the Marine Corps has begun to randomly test for the drug and publicly announced a crackdown on people taking

Darknet Drug Dealers Are Now Selling ‘Pfizer COVID Vaccines’

One ad from the darkweb. Screenshot via the author The United Kingdom ordered 40 million doses of Pfizer/BioNTech’s much-lauded coronavirus vaccine in the lead up to next week, when the nation will become the first in the world to make the drug available for general use. Some 800,000 doses are expected to arrive within the

CBD Doesn’t Impair Driving Ability, According to Landmark Study

A landmark study has found that cannabidiol, or CBD, an active ingredient in cannabis and the main ingredient in most medicinal marijuana products, does not impair a person’s ability to drive. Researchers at the Netherlands’ Maastricht University got 26 healthy participants to inhale four types of vaporised cannabis, each containing different mixes of CBD and