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How To Make Your Very Own Legal Drug [Video]

Mike Power, author of Drugs 2.0, explains how simple it was to create a legal high.<p>"You can ban drugs, but you can't ban chemistry," Mike Power, author of <i>Drugs 2.0</i>, explains in this talk at the HIT Hot Topics Conference. And he gives a personal, investigative story to prove it.<p>Governments can …

The World’s Deadliest Drug: Inside a Krokodil Cookhouse

The following photographs were taken in Yekaterinburg, Russia in 2013. Alexei, age 33, injects a dose of krokodil. Beca<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Emanuele Satolli<p>1 …

The Silk Road Online Drug Marketplace by the Numbers

The FBI shut down the online drug marketplace Silk Road on Wednesday morning, just a few hours after agents arrested the site's alleged …

Despite FBI Bust, Top Silk Road Drug Dealer Lives On

Approaching 10,000 transactions with a nearly flawless customer satisfaction rating, Angelina got evicted (in a sense) from her place of business. …

White House Pushes 'Drug Policy Reform,' AKA Prohibition

Today the Obama administration hosted the first-ever White House Conference on Drug Policy Reform. But don’t be confused: Although “drug policy reform” usually means moving away from the use of violence to stop people from consuming arbitrarily proscribed psychoactive substances, that is not what …

The Folly Of Prohibition Then And Now: Bond, Booze And The War On Drugs

“We control an invisible empire from Chile to Alaska.” Franz Sanchez, <i>License to Kill</i><p>The 1989 film <i>License to Kill</i> was unusual for the James Bond genre. The USSR is never mentioned, the action is set in Latin America, and Bond (played by Timothy Dalton) has gone rogue from MI6. The movie is very …

The 6 Rules Of Drug Dealer Etiquette

Right about now you’re probably thinking: What does a Jewish girl from the Upper West Side know about drug dealer etiquette? It’s a legitimate …

Reclassifying ketamine as a class B drug will have unwanted side-effects

While the recommendation today by government advisers to reclassify ketamine from a class C to a class B drug initially seems highly sensible, in the modern drug world things are never quite what they first appear.<p>Since being synthesised by US chemical giant Parke-Davis as an anaesthetic in 1962, …

Why Are Millions Addicted To A Drug That Eats The Flesh Off Their Bones?

Codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous from matchstick heads. Those are typical ingredients in the street drug known as krokodil, a highly addictive toxic cocktail that’s three times as cheap to produce as heroin and could be becoming an international …

Minneapolis Man Sentenced for Drug Possession in Oakdale

An Oakdale officer discovered a car had been reported stolen, so he followed it and stopped it on westbound Interstate 94. Anthony Derell Perry was …

Tulisa Charged Over Drug Fixing Scandal

Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos has been charged with intent to supply Class A drugs.<p>The N-Dubz star was arrested along with 35-year-old …

Kinder Eggs Filled with Heroin Used by Leamington Spa Drug Dealers

Drug dealers used Kinder Eggs chocolates to stash wraps of class A drug drugs.<p>Cocaine and heroin worth £700 were hidden by a drugs gang inside the …

Even the man who brought down Pablo Escobar now opposes the War on Drugs

A former Colombian president whose government brought down Pablo Escobar, the world's most notorious drug lord, is now a tireless advocate for the need to reform national and global drug-control policies.<p>Cesar Gaviria, who held office in Colombia from 1990 to 1994 during the height of the cartels' …

Thailand's Drug Scourge: Photographs by James Nachtwey

A raid on suspected meth dealers and users in Thailand's Pattaya City.<br>James Nachtwey for TIME<p>1 of 12<p>Get caught using drugs in Thailand, and you're …

Uruguay Legalises Marijuana Trade, Contravenes International Drug Treaties - IBTimes India

Uruguay on Tuesday became the first country in the world where growing, selling and smoking of marijuana has been legalised, a controversial social …

Chicago's Heroin Problem: City's Open-Air Drug Markets' Surprising Connection To Mexican Drug Cartels

Considering the city leads the nation in terms of heroin overdose-related emergency room visits by a landslide, Chicago's heroin problem is undeniably massive and shows no sign of abating anytime soon.<p>In a series of articles published earlier this month, the Chicago Reader and WBEZ have partnered …

25 high school students arrested in Riverside County drug case

Authorities arrested 25 students allegedly involved in selling<p>cocaine,methamphetamineand other drugs at two Riverside County high schools, officials said Thursday.<p>The students attended Perris High School and Paloma Valley High School in Menifee, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said. Two …

2 dozen indicted in takedown of Pasadena gang with Mexico drug ties

Authorities indicted two dozen members and associates of a Pasadena-based gang that was working with the Sinaloa cartel to sell methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin from Mexico.<p>Dubbed Operation Rose Bud, the 18-month investigation targeted members of Varrio Pasadena Rifa, a multi-generational gang …

The Out Of Control War On Drugs: How Sentencing Rules Force Defendants To Plead Guilty

Last year a New Yorker named Lulzim Kupa was indicted on federal cocaine distribution charges that carried a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years. He nevertheless declined to plead guilty, even when prosecutors offered to forgo the mandatory minimum and recommend a somewhat shorter sentence.<p>Kupa …

Allen Nicklasson executed in Missouri as state continues single-drug method

Allen Nicklasson once recalled the "euphoria" he felt after fatally shooting a kindly businessman who stopped to help when he saw Nicklasson's car stalled on Interstate 70 near Kingdom City, Missouri, in 1994.<p>Late Wednesday night, Nicklasson was put to death for Richard Drummond's killing – nearly …

This Guy Is Charting London's Drug Use with a Discarded Baggie Map

Unless you're one of those ambitious stoner hoarders who insists on keeping stems for pots of weed tea you'll never brew, chances are you throw drug paraphernalia away. This guy finds it.<p><i>A collage of some of the baggies Dan has come across (Click to enlarge)</i><p><i>All photos by Dan Giannopoulos.</i><p>What do …

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How Maryland is Cracking Down on 'Bath Salts,' 'Spice,' Other Designer Drugs

An expert explains how legislation makes possession of prohibited active ingredients a violation of state law.<p>A surge in the use of designer drugs, …

Drug Raid! County Cops Hit Mokena Man's Home & Jail 2

Will County deputies orchestrated a drug raid at a Mokena man's home.<p>Two men landed in the county jail after the sheriff's deputies raided a house in …

Hillary Clinton on running for president: “I’m minded to do it”

A meaningless quip or a hint of what’s to come?<p>If every joke carries with it a kernel of truth, then Clinton-watchers everywhere have reason to believe a Hillary run in 2016 is more than a mere hypothetical.<p>According to a new report in the New York Post (via Scotland's Sunday Herald), Clinton told …