Tag: Crystal Meth

Kids as Young as 6 Are Using Meth in Mexico’s Spiraling Addiction Crisis

CIUDAD GUZMAN, Mexico—After days long drug binges, the worst was the “hallucinations,” said 16-year-old Edgar, who had been hospitalized for his methamphetamine addiction. Edgar started using meth when he was just 12 years old. A dose today in Mexico costs just a couple of dollars. “The first time, they were goblins. Then I started to

Which Drugs Will Survive Climate Change? We Investigated.

You might have to experience the end of the world sober, after all.  That’s because climate change will unleash havoc on the world of drugs. And it may be a whole lot tougher on the most mainstream stimulants—grocery-store stuff like coffee, beer, and wine—than on hardcore illicit narcotics like heroin, cocaine, and meth.  Some of

The Future of Psychedelic Medicine Will Be Drugs You’ve Never Heard Of

In Alexander Shulgin’s 1990 book, PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story, the chemist described hundreds of new chemical compounds he invented and tested on himself, his wife Ann, and his friends. Inspired by psychedelic drugs like LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and mescaline, Shulgin was dedicated to uncovering molecules with previously unknown effects on the human body and

US Senate Candidate Lights Up Giant Blunt in First Ad Campaign

A Democratic U.S. Senate candidate from Louisiana is smoking a blunt in a new campaign ad calling out racial disparities in weed arrests. Gary Chambers Jr., a Baton-Rouge based Democratic candidate and self-described social justice advocate, released the ad Tuesday, tweeting that he hoped it would destigmatize weed use and force “a new conversation that

How Legal Weed Sparked a Boom for Outlaw Growers in California

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — At first glance, it looks like an ordinary ranch in the desert east of Los Angeles. There are horses, a pigpen, and a pack of dogs barking to signal the arrival of outsiders. The family here once farmed tomatillos, but tucked away in a corner of the property they’ve recently added three

The Battle Over Psychedelic Therapy’s Future

It’s been 67 years since J.P. Morgan executive Gordon Wasson took magic mushrooms in a remote village in the Mazateca mountains with a healer named María Sabina.  “We chewed and swallowed these acrid mushrooms, saw visions, and emerged from the experience awestruck,” Wasson wrote in a Life magazine article.  Wasson’s trip, and his documentation of

Alcohol, Drugs and Phones Worth $13.9 Million Go Up in Smoke in Official Burning Ceremony

Ahead of New Year’s Eve, Pakistan’s customs agency organised a ceremony to torch a vast collection of smuggled liquor, narcotics and contraband worth a whopping $13.9 million. Although seized contraband items are typically destroyed across South Asia, in Pakistan they are theatrical displays of patriotism and morality, celebrated with official pomp and pageantry. Recitations of