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How the murder of a Swedish rapper shocked a nation and put police on the back foot

Ultraviolent gangs are threatening to subvert the rule of law in Sweden. We head out with police in a Gothenburg suburb to find out what it could mean for the rest of Europe and the UKThey began heading for the shopping mall exit when they saw the police. One of the four gang members, a local rapper called Lelo whose music videos venerate handguns and violence, turned to exchange pleasantries with Mike, an officer with the Swedish police.Lelo and Mike have history. During a recent riot outside t...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Drugs, Communities, Society, World news, Young People, Gangs, Gothenburg, Mike, LELO


I was told the 12 steps would cure my addiction. Why did I end up feeling more broken?

In this quasi-religious programme, ‘working the steps’ is the remedy for any problem, but for me the cracks soon started to showEight of us sat together in a circle in a wooden shed, an outbuilding at a large country house, somewhere in the south of England. The door was ajar, and spring light flooded the room. “Can anyone name any treatment methods for addiction, other than the 12 steps?” asked a counsellor.“Cognitive behavioural therapy?” offered a patient. Continue reading...
Tags: Psychology, Health, England, Drugs, Alcohol, Religion, Life and style, Society, World news, Mental Health, Christianity, Alcoholism, Methamphetamine (crystal meth


Colorado Appeals Court Says A Drug Dog That Alerts On Now-Legal Weed Can’t Create Probable Cause For A Search

Sit, boy. The post Colorado Appeals Court Says A Drug Dog That Alerts On Now-Legal Weed Can’t Create Probable Cause For A Search appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Technology, Law, Drugs, Marijuana, Colorado Appeals Court Says A Drug


People ‘microdosing’ on psychedelics to improve wellbeing during pandemic

Addiction expert says findings of survey suggest small doses of drugs being taken to treat health issuesThe pandemic has seen a shift towards recreational drug users taking tiny doses of psychedelics, such as LSD and magic mushrooms, to improve their wellbeing and mental health, a leading addiction expert has said.People were microdosing to self-medicate rather than following the trend, popularised in Silicon Valley, of consuming small amounts of psychedelics to enhance creativity, Prof Adam Win...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Health policy, Silicon Valley, Global Drug Survey, Adam Winstock


Gangsters use vehicles to break into Mexico prison and free nine inmates

The armed group rammed their way into the jail in Tula and opened fire, injuring a guard and a police officerMexican gangsters used a convoy of vehicles – including a truck with homemade armour-plating – to ram their way into a prison before opening fire at guards and rescuing nine inmates.Several other vehicles were also set on fire in the spectacular plot targeting the jail in the central city of Tula. The escapees include José Artemio Maldonado Mejía, alias “El Michoacano”, the leader of a lo...
Tags: Drugs, Mexico, Americas, Gangs, Tula, José Artemio Maldonado Mejía, Pueblos Unidos Continue


Gangsters use vehicles to ram into Mexico prison and free nine inmates

The armed group broke into the jail in Tula and opened fire, injuring a guard and a police officerMexican gangsters used a convoy of vehicles – including a truck with homemade armour-plating – to ram their way into a prison before opening fire at guards and rescuing nine inmates.Several other vehicles were also set on fire in the spectacular plot targeting the jail in the central city of Tula. The escapees include José Artemio Maldonado Mejía, alias “El Michoacano”, the leader of a local crime o...
Tags: Drugs, Mexico, Americas, Gangs, Tula, José Artemio Maldonado Mejía, Pueblos Unidos Continue


New Zealand to enshrine protections for pill testing in ‘world first’

Advocates say the law, which will come into force next week, is the first to take drug checking out of a legal grey zone and protect the practiceNew Zealand has enshrined protections for drug checking in law, in what advocates say is a world first.The country’s new law to protect pill testing – where organisations chemically test illicit drugs to monitor for dangerous contaminants – has been voted in by the government, and is expected to pass into law next week. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Drugs, World news, New Zealand, Drugs policy, New Zealand politics, practiceNew Zealand


"We have always been trying to strike the right balance between enforcement, rehabilitation and prevention."

"I would rather have people who are going to shoot up do it in a safe and secure venue as opposed to a McDonald’s bathroom, an alleyway or a subway staircase."Said Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., quoted in (NYT). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drugs, NYC, Manhattan, McDonald, Ann Althouse, Cyrus R. Vance Jr


Tonga’s drug crisis: Why a tiny Pacific island is struggling with a meth epidemic

Spike in drug use has caused problems across Tongan society, with arrests doubling in two years and children severely affectedAfter more than four decades spent living in New Zealand, Ned Cook knew it was time to return to his home country of Tonga.His country was in the grip of a methamphetamine epidemic that was ripping families apart and overrunning the country’s hospitals and jails. Cook, a trained drug and alcohol abuse counsellor, with a history of drug abuse himself, had been preparing fo...
Tags: Cook, Drugs, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Pacific, Tonga, Pacific Islands


Alzheimer's nasal vaccine to enter human trials for the first time, spurring renewed hope for preventing the disease

A laboratory worker tests a nasal spray (not related to Alzheimer's) at the Pharma and Beauty factory in Saint-Chamas, France, on January 21, 2021.Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images Brigham and Women's Hospital is spearheading the first human trial of an Alzheimer's nasal vaccine. The vaccine is designed to prevent or slow the progression of the disease. It uses a drug, Protollin, to stimulate immune cells to remove sticky plaque from the brain. Alzheimer's treatments seemed like ...
Tags: Science, News, Drugs, US, Trends, Alzheimer's Disease, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Vaccines, Eisai, Cummings, Brigham, Alzheimer, University of Nevada Las Vegas, William Burke, Biogen


The government — in failing to maintain order in Kenosha — deserves blame for the Kyle Rittenhouse incident.

Here's something you may have missed. I missed it until today, when I was listening to the new episode of the NYT podcast "The Daily": "The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse/How a jury came to find the teenager, who shot and killed two people in Kenosha, Wis., not guilty on the five charges he faced." The episode covered the entire trial. What jumped out at me wasn't the show's focus, but it mattered to me because I care about what government can do to protect citizens from each other. None of ...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Drugs, Portland, Wisconsin, Homeland Security, Kenosha, Blake, National Guard, KENOSHA Wis, Rosenbaum, Milwaukee County, Rittenhouse, Kenosha Wisconsin, Evers, Tony Evers


Teenager’s stabbing was not unlawful killing, coroner rules

Family of Yousef Makki disappointed by verdict on stabbing by Joshua Molnar in Cheshire in 2019A coroner has ruled she could not be sure of the exact circumstances in which a teenager died after being knifed in the heart by his friend but ruled out unlawful killing.Former private schoolboy Joshua Molnar stabbed Yousef Makki with a flick knife after the two, both then aged 17, had a row in Hale Barns, Cheshire, on the evening of 2 March 2019. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, Drugs, Police, Society, UK News, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Yousef Makki, Joshua Molnar, Hale Barns Cheshire


"I 'died' during my first trip.... In my trips I’ve seen that death is beautiful. Life and death both have to be beautiful, but death has a bad rep."

"The toad has taught me that I’m not going to be here forever. There’s an expiration date.... Before I did the toad, I was a wreck. The toughest opponent I ever faced was myself. I had low self-esteem. People with big egos often have low self-esteem. We use our ego to subsidize that. The toad strips the ego.... It has made me more creative and helps me focus.... I’m more present as a businessman and entrepreneur.... If you knew me in 1989 you knew a different person. My mind isn’t sophisticated ...
Tags: Death, Law, Drugs, Mike Tyson, Ann Althouse


Injection of 'dancing molecules' could prevent or reverse paralysis, a new mice study shows

Russian skier Maria Komissarova takes part in a rehabilitation session after being paralyzed in a crash, March 19, 2014, near Munich, Germany.Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images Scientists developed an injection that seems to prevent paralysis in mice with spinal cord injuries. They're hopeful that it could prevent or reverse paralysis in humans as well. The treatment uses "dancing molecules" to repair and regenerate cells. Samuel Stupp didn't expect many surprises inside his lab after a 40-ye...
Tags: Science, News, Drugs, Trends, Munich, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Mice, Spinal Cord Injury, Northwestern University, Samuel, Northwestern, Treatments, Paralysis, Paralyzed, Aria Bendix


Police intercept $44 million in cocaine smuggled in onion rings

Authorities in Coquelles, France intercepted a shipment of onion rings containing $44 million in cocaine on its way into the UK. They've charged Piotr Perzenowski, 30, of Mazowieckie, Poland , with drug smuggling. From STV: The illicit cargo weighing 418 kilos was discovered on Thursday evening by Border Force officers when they stopped a lorry at the UK inbound zone in Coquelles, France[…]National Crime Agency branch commander Mark Howes said: "This was a really significant amount of drugs ...
Tags: Post, UK, News, Drugs, Smuggling, Border Force, National Crime Agency, Coquelles France, Smuggler& 039, s Blues, Piotr Perzenowski, Mazowieckie Poland, Mark Howes


Will the magic of psychedelics transform psychiatry?

Psychedelics have come a long way since their hallucinogenic hippy heyday. Research shows that they could alleviate PTSD, depression and addiction. So will we all soon be treated with magic mushrooms and MDMA?Imagine a medicine that could help people process disturbing memories, sparking behavioural changes rather than merely burying and suppressing symptoms and trauma. For the millions suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, such remedies for their daily struggles c...
Tags: Health, Science, Drugs, US, Society, Mental Health, Canada, Johns Hopkins University, US Israel


Police say Narcan was used on a security officer at Astroworld who passed out and had a prick on his neck that looked like a possible injection

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner speaks during a news conference, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Houston, after several people died and scores were injured during a music festival the night before. AP Photo/Michael Wyke At least 8 attendees died during Travis Scott's performance in Houston on Friday night. Medical staff working the event said they revived a security officer who they alleged was drugged. Overdose expert Peter Davidson said it's unlikely the security officer was injected...
Tags: Security, Texas, News, Entertainment, Law, Drugs, Cbs News, Trends, Festival, Concert, Houston, Cleveland, Officer, Crowd, University Of California San Diego, Travis Scott


California legalized weed five years ago. Why is the illicit market still thriving?

Despite appearances, the state’s cannabis industry is in disarray as legal businesses struggle to make a profitFive years after cannabis legalization, California is awash with signs of an apparently booming industry. Californians can toke on Justin Bieber-branded joints and ash their blunts in Seth Rogen’s $95 ceramics. They can sip on THC-infused seltzers, relax inside a cannabis cafe, and get edibles delivered to their doors.But behind the flashy facade, the legal weed industry remains far fro...
Tags: California, Drugs, Society, US news, Cannabis, Justin Bieber, Seth Rogen


The self-fulfilling prophecy of drugged Halloween candy

Media critic Parker Molloy is a friend and former colleague of mine, but I'm also a genuine fan of her newsletter The Present Age. Molloy has a great talent for seeing through the BS of hype and panic, with simple, level-headed examinations that cut to the core of every issue. — Read the rest
Tags: Halloween, Post, News, Drugs, Candy, Molloy, Parker Molloy, Halloween Candy, This is Halloween, Halloween tomfoolery, Halloween safety


"A United Kingdom student described feeling 'vulnerable' and 'violated' after being a victim of 'needle spiking' at a nightclub in Nottingham."

"Hers is one of many cases reported across Britain, in which an injection is administered to someone without their knowledge or consent, usually in a nightclub or bar setting — sometimes through the clothes.... Campaigners say they are seeking 'tangible' changes to make nighttime venues safer, so no woman has to endure hours of memory blackouts, or worse.... Nottinghamshire police say no other offenses, including sexual assault, have been linked to the reports of being injected...." From "'Needl...
Tags: Crime, Law, Drugs, Britain, United Kingdom, Rape, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Ann Althouse, U.K, Fox News Maybe


"While Viagra had been a kind of luxury good for older men... Hims catered to that man’s woke grandson."

"In the words of one of the brand’s designers, the core customer was 'coastal or urban, with a diverse cohort, aware of what’s going on in culture, cares about how they look.' The Hims Man could order sildenafil while waiting in line for Sweetgreen, changing in the Equinox locker room, obtaining knitwear on Mr Porter.... Hims claimed there was an undiagnosed epidemic of erectile dysfunction among men under 40, which made them eager to buy these wares. Or perhaps there was another explanation beh...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Sex, Relationships, Commerce, Masturbation, Equinox, NY Magazine, Ann Althouse, Porter Hims


‘Nothing will change’: void left by Colombia cartel boss will quickly be filled, say experts

The capture of Ontoniel has been called a landmark victory against the drug trade. But he is ‘just one node of a network’Colombia’s most wanted drug lord is behind bars awaiting extradition to the US, after what the country’s president hailed as the biggest blow against the drug trade in 20 years.Until his capture at the weekend, Dairo Antonio Úsuga – better known as Otoniel – headed Colombia’s feared Clan del Golfo cartel, a criminal empire that oversees the production and smuggling of unknown ...
Tags: Drugs, Americas, US, World news, Colombia, Dairo Antonio Úsuga, Ontoniel


Colombia’s president hails capture of cartel boss Dairo Antonio Úsuga

Úsuga, one of South America’s most wanted men, arrested at rainforest hideout after massive manhuntColombia’s president, Iván Duque, has celebrated the downfall of “the most feared drug trafficker on Earth” after one of South America’s most wanted men was captured at his rainforest hideout following a massive manhunt involving hundreds of troops as well as US and British intelligence agencies.Dairo Antonio Úsuga, the 50-year-old head of the Clan del Golfo drug cartel, was arrested on Saturday af...
Tags: Drugs, Americas, US, Society, World news, Colombia, South America, Colombia Continue, Ivan Duque, Dairo Antonio Úsuga, Golfo


Christiane F. is a great German film from 1981 about Vera Christiane Felscherinow

Christiane F. (1981) is a film directed by Uli Edel about Vera Christiane Felscherinow's struggles with Heroin use as a young teenager. Although this is one of the most grim films I've seen, as it's about a 13 year old girl whose life quickly descends into addiction and darkness, it's an important and true story.  — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Drugs, Films, German, Vintage, Christiane F, Uli Edel, Vera Christiane Felscherinow


Colombia’s most-wanted drug lord, Otoniel, captured in jungle hideout

The leader of the powerful Clan del Golfo, who had a $5m bounty on his head, was seized in a raid by military and policeDairo Antonio Úsuga, known as Otoniel, Colombia’s most sought after drug trafficker and leader of the Clan del Golfo, has been captured at his jungle hideout by the country’s armed forces.Colombia had offered a reward of up to 3bn pesos (about $800,000) for information concerning Otoniel’s whereabouts, while the United States government had put up a reward of $5m for help locat...
Tags: Drugs, Americas, Colombia, United States, Otoniel, Clan del Golfo, Otoniel Colombia, Antonio Úsuga


Colombia’s most-wanted drug lord, Otoniel, captured by armed forces

The leader of the powerful Clan del Golfo, who had a $5m bounty on his head, was seized in a raid by military and policeDairo Antonio Úsuga, known as Otoniel, Colombia’s most sought after drug trafficker and leader of the Clan del Golfo, has been captured at his jungle hideout by the country’s armed forces.Colombia had offered a reward of up to 3bn pesos (about $800,000) for information concerning Otoniel’s whereabouts, while the United States government had put up a reward of $5m for help locat...
Tags: Drugs, Americas, Colombia, United States, Otoniel, Clan del Golfo, Otoniel Colombia, Antonio Úsuga


Columbia’s most-wanted drug lord, Otoniel, captured by armed forces

The leader of the powerful Clan del Golfo, who had a $5m bounty on his head, was seized in a raid by military and policeDairo Antonio Úsuga, known as Otoniel, Colombia’s most sought after drug trafficker and leader of the Clan del Golfo, has been captured during an operation carried out by the country’s armed forces, military and police sources confirmed.Colombia had offered a reward of up to 3bn pesos (about $800,000) for information concerning Otoniel’s whereabouts, while the United States gov...
Tags: Drugs, Americas, Colombia, United States, Columbia, Otoniel, Clan del Golfo, Otoniel Colombia, Antonio Úsuga


"[T]he United States is in the midst of a spiritual reboot. Just look at the stats: Four in ten millennials no longer identify with any religion..."

"But while people are leaving organized religion in droves, Americans are still hungry for spiritual nourishment.... Astrology and other psychic services are booming, and the pandemic has only accelerated the trend of consumers seeking out mysticism. Psychedelics fit perfectly into this new framework.... 'Our religious and spiritual institutions have become hollowed-out shells. They’re bereft, in a way, and a lot of people want something more than that—an affirmation to their intuition that ther...
Tags: Greece, Law, Drugs, United States, Astrology, Los Angeles Magazine, Ann Althouse, Religion Substitutes, Albert Hofmann, L.A, Brian Muraresku, Dennis -RSB- McKenna, Eleusia


Sneakers sold in medicinal blister packs / Copycat 500 mg

THE ORIGINAL? Adidas “Run for your life” – 2018 “Just 60 minutes of physical activity per week can improve your mental health” Source : D&AD New Blood School : Buckinghamshire New University (UK) LESS ORIGINAL ASICS “Movement for mind” – 2021 “Scientifically proven to improve wellbeing” Click the image to enlarge Source : Creative Review Agency : Neil A Dawson & Company (UK) [Author: Joe La Pompe]
Tags: Health, UK, Drugs, Advertising, Running, Pills, Packaging, Sneakers, Direct Marketing, Baskets, Chaussure, Painkillers, Pharmaceutical, Fashion & Footwear, Joe La Pompe, Blister


Luxembourg becomes first in Europe to legalise growing and using cannabis

Relaxation is part of government rethink designed to keep users away from illegal marketAdults in Luxembourg will be permitted to grow up to four cannabis plants in their homes or gardens under laws that will make it the first country in Europe to legalise production and consumption of the drug.The announcement on Friday by Luxembourg’s government was said to deliver fundamental changes in the country’s approach to recreational cannabis use and cultivation in light of the failure of prohibition ...
Tags: Europe, Drugs, World news, Cannabis, Luxembourg