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Marijuana is somehow making millions violently sick

Millions of long-time marijuana users are developing intense stomach pain, nausea and bouts of vomiting. The condition is called "cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome," or "CHS." What makes it happen is unclear, but the only way to stop it is to cease consumption of cannabis. None It's no longer illegal to smoke marijuana in 10 U.S. states and its medical use is allowed in 33. In Colorado, it's been fully legal since 2014, with a variety of THC — the active agent in grass — products available for ...
Tags: Health, Colorado, Marijuana, New York City, Public Health, Cannabis, Medical Research, Innovation, Illness, Narcotics, CHS, Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

What if you were immune to chronic pain? Vaccines could make it happen.

Alzheimer's disease and unintentional deaths (like opioid overdoses and suicides) have been driving down U.S. longevity statistics for three consecutive years – a trend not seen since the Spanish flu pandemic. Our current approach to treating chronic pain is drug-based, but a vaccine-based approach can cut addiction out of the equation. You can vaccinate against pain! Scientists are developing vaccines for migraines and sciatica, which will lower the need for opioids, be cheaper, and make dr...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Drugs, Future, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Addiction, Alzheimer's, Mind, Vaccines, Narcotics

MDMA shown to increase empathy over other substances

In a new study, MDMA is shown to produce better cognitive and emotional empathy than users of cocaine, ketamine, and alcohol. This follows in the wake of criticism that MDMA use leads to social distress.Illegal in America since 1985, MDMA is showing positive efficacy rates in clinical trials for treating depression, anxiety, and PTSD. None Selective serontonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most prescribed class of drugs for people under the age of 65, as well as the third most prescribed o...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Drugs, Happiness, America, Compassion, Empathy, Depression, Anxiety, Innovation, Narcotics, Derek, Mdma, Nixon, University of Exeter, Michael Pollan

The dos and don’ts of helping a drug-addicted person recover

Addiction is a learning disorder; it's not a sign that someone is a bad person.Tough love doesn't help drug-addicted people. Research shows that the best way to get people help is through compassion, empathy and support. Approach them as an equal human being deserving of respect.As a first step to recovery, Maia Szalavitz recommends the family or friends of people with addiction get them a complete psychiatric evaluation by somebody who is not affiliated with any treatment organization. Unfortun...
Tags: Death, Drugs, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Innovation, Addiction, Narcotics, Maia Szalavitz, Szalavitz

​Americans now more likely to die from opioids than car crashes

Each American has about a 1 in 7,569 chance of dying from an opioid overdose, according to a National Safety Council report. The probability of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 1 in 8,096.The death rate for opioids is now six times higher than it was in 1999, with about 130 Americans dying every day from the drugs.Narcan is a life-saving drug that can stop opioid overdoses in their tracks, however factors like stigma and cost are preventing this antidote from becoming more accessible. None F...
Tags: Health, Drugs, Policy, Mental Health, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Addiction, Associated Press, Npr, Council, Wood, Narcotics, Adams, Harvard Law School, Stephen Wood

Humans take psychedelics. Should robots?

The illegal status of psychedelic substances is a terrible thing, says Ben Goertzel. With everything happening behind closed doors, our societies are not developing the right set of cultural institutions to guide people in the productive use of psychedelics.Once scientists have mastered artificial general intelligence (AGI), the psychedelic experience could be engineered for the modern world – it would be safer, less haphazard, and more meaningful. We would "trip" by jacking our brains into the ...
Tags: Science, Technology, Drugs, Future, Neuroscience, Computers, Artificial Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Agi, Narcotics, Ben Goertzel, Goertzel

Pablo Escobar’s hippos: Why drug lords shouldn’t play God

Lucy Cooke—an acclaimed zoologist, author, and TV presenter—tells the story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's exotic animal menagerie, which included four hippos illegally imported from Africa. Four hippos became eight, and eight became sixteen, and now this non-native creature is running wild in South America. Cooke explains why this is a moment in evolution — these hippos will evolve into a creature quite different to African hippos. She refers to them as Hippopotamus Escobarus. What will...
Tags: Animals, Africa, Nature, Innovation, Evolution, South America, Narcotics, Pablo Escobar, Cooke, Lucy Cooke

The opioid crisis is profitable. Blockchain tech can end that.

The same way blockchain technology could end the blood diamond trade, it could also stop those profiting from the opioid crisis by removing the traditional opportunities for drug fraud, explains Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf."I tend not to blame the drug taker because I think they're just medicating to meet their needs, it's really the distributors and those writing fake prescriptions and others who are enabling a lot of this crisis, and I think distributed ledger technology can help us underst...
Tags: Health, Technology, Medicine, Drugs, Data, Public Health, Innovation, Addiction, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals, Narcotics, Blockchain, Hyperledger, Brian Behlendorf

Drug prevention advice for parents

The majority of kids are going to experiment with drugs at some point in their lives, mostly in their teens and early 20s. While many parents might balk at allowing their children to experiment, it's important to remember that not all drugs are the same. There are some warning signs,, however. Neuroscience journalist Maia Szalavitz walks us through some of the signs to look out for. Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding ...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Youth, Innovation, Addiction, Narcotics, Maia Szalavitz

Police raid illegal dispensary, arrest two

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Police arrested two people and seized various merchandise from an illegal marijuana dispensary, an officer said today.Narcotics investigators served a search warrant at the dispensary, called Miramar Private Club, around 10 a.m. Thursday, San Diego Police Lt. Matt Novak said in a statement. The dispensary was operating in a building near the intersection of Spectrum Lane and Camino Santa Fe.Police arrested and issued citations to two employees for possession of marijuana for sa...
Tags: News, San Diego, Narcotics, Novak, Mission Valley, Matt Novak, Friars Road, CNS Police, San Diego Police Lt, Miramar Private Club, Spectrum Lane, Camino Santa Fe Police, Reflection Drive

Do doctors warn patients enough about opioids?

More than 130 people die every day from opioid-related overdoses, and some 11.4 million Americans have an opioid disorder.Americans remain wary of opioids and want more guidance; about a third of doctors need to explain options better.Patients have to pro-actively question subscribing physicians.The statistics that describe America's opioid epidemic are sobering. According to Health and Human Services numbers released in May 2018 , more than 130 people die every day from opioid-related overdose...
Tags: Health, America, Infographic, Public Health, Innovation, Visualizations, Pharmaceuticals, Narcotics, Health And Human Services, DrugAbuse

Carl Sagan on why he liked smoking marijuana

Carl Sagan was a life long marijuana user and closeted advocate of legalization.He once wrote an anonymous essay on the effects it had on his life and why he felt it should be legalized.His insights will be vital as many societies begin to legalize marijuana.The patron saint of nerds everywhere, Carl Sagan was an awesome human being. He wrote and hosted , helped select the playlist of the Voyager Golden Records, had a distinguished academic career, and inspired both Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse T...
Tags: Psychology, Music, Marijuana, Memory, Innovation, Consciousness, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Senses, Bill Nye, Carl Sagan, Narcotics, Self, Soviet Union, Lenny Bruce, Science And Art, Sagan

Smoking heroin doesn't make it any safer

According to American Medical Association, the use of heroin as an injected drug, has decreased over the past few years. For those concerned about the harm that sharing needles can do to spread communicable diseases and increase the harm done to at-risk individuals, that's great news. Unfortunately, the use of shooting horse has given way to something that can be just as dangerous to drug users in an entirely different way. In the most recent issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of the American M...
Tags: Post, News, Mississippi, Drugs, India, US, Narcotics, American Medical Association, Chasing the Dragon, The Foilies, Harm Reduction, I hope I don't brain my damage, Safe Injection Sites, Sri Lanka Norway

Homeland Security sting nets dark net drug dealers

Welp, the United States Department of Justice just finished off their first major initiative to take on drug dealers and other shifty types plying their trade on the dark net. So far as stings go, it went pretty well! After seizing the reigns of an online money-laundering operation, Homeland Security Investigations just kept on for a year, offering to clean the currency for a number of criminal operations, swapping out their dirty cash in exchange for slightly less dirty cryptocurrency. Homel...
Tags: Silk Road, Post, Crime, News, Drugs, Homeland Security, Narcotics, Money Laundering, Dark Net, Welp, Homeland Security Investigations, United States Department of Justice, Stings, Taking out the trash

Amazon Customers Surprised To Receive 65 Pounds Of Marijuana They Did Not Order

If you’ve recently misplaced a few bricks of marijuana, you may want to talk to Amazon: Customers who ordered a few storage bins were shocked to find their package arrived with a little extra something tucked in — 65 pounds of pot. Police in Orlando, FL, are investigating after some regular Amazon customers who’d ordered four plastic storage totes received a much heavier box than they were expecting, reports WFTV. “They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty ...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Drugs, Government, Sem, Narcotics, Orlando, Radio Show, WFTV, Amazon Customers

Mom is Caught by Officer Snorting Cocaine at School

Mom is Caught by Officer Snorting Cocaine at School The post Mom is Caught by Officer Snorting Cocaine at School appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Iphone, School, Florida, Crime, Drugs, Police, Parent, Under The Influence, Sales, Sale, Cocaine, Arrest, Jail, Child Abuse, Criminal, Cell Phone

Integrity of Baltimore Police Called Into Question

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Tags: Video, Crime, Legal, Maryland, Review, Police, Weird, Marijuana, Defense, Integrity, Search, Case, Body, Camera, Show, Arrest

Selling Fake Drugs Because God Told Him To

Selling Fake Drugs Because God Told Him To The post Selling Fake Drugs Because God Told Him To appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Music, New York, Crime, Medicine, Drugs, Police, Medical, Law Enforcement, Cocaine, Festival, Tennessee, Client, Manchester, Pills, Arrest, Nashville

The less mentioned opioid crisis

You’ve probably seen the dramatic photo of the Ohio couple slouched, overdosed, in the front seats of a car, with a little kid sitting in the back seat. Even if you haven’t seen that picture, images and words of America’s opioid overdose epidemic have captured headlines and TV news feeds for the last several years. But there’s a different image seared into my mind, a mental picture of a different little kid and two adults. This one never made it into the news, but it’s just as real. I can’t get ...
Tags: Books, Featured, India, America, Ethiopia, World Health Organization, Ohio, Pain, Narcotics, Health & Medicine, American Cancer Society, Wikimedia Commons, Judy Foreman, Pain Medicine, Overdose, Science & Medicine

Police Make a Shocking Discovery in Detroit Home

The Detroit Police Department discovered seven young children, unbathed and unfed, living amid feces, a rotting dog carcass and two guns. The post Police Make a Shocking Discovery in Detroit Home appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: News, Drugs, Police, Report, Abuse, Civil Rights, Michigan, Raid, Custody, Child, Detroit, Narcotics, Neighbor, Victim, News & Politics, Neglect

Major Rights Groups Seek Decriminalization of All Illicit Drugs

Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union said enforcement of drug laws has unjustifiably ruined lives
Tags: Human Rights, Justice, Law, Drugs, Uncategorized, Addiction, Human Rights Watch, Narcotics, American Civil Liberties Union

Indonesia’s Drug Czar Is Buying Up Weapons After Saying He Wants a Duterte-Style Drug War

The life of a drug dealer is "meaningless," says Budi Waseso
Tags: Indonesia, Drugs, Uncategorized, Narcotics, Duterte

Q&A with composer Amit Trivedi on ‘Udta Punjab’

In nearly a decade of composing for Hindi films, Amit Trivedi has kept his music fresh and evolving. A self-confessed fan of A. R. Rahman, Trivedi’s scores for “Kai Po Che“, “Ishaqzaade” and Dev D have found him plenty of fans in Bollywood. But when it came to composing for Abhishek Chaubey‘s “Udta Punjab”, a film about a rock singer addicted to narcotics, Trivedi said he had to be extra cautious. He spoke to Reuters about that process, why he doesn’t want “corruption” in his songs, and why crea...
Tags: Travel, Interview, India, Creativity, Narcotics, Reuters, Punjab, Tony, Rahman, AIB, Varun Grover, Trivedi, Amit Trivedi, Lata Mangeshkar, Composing, India: A billion aspirations

10 Cities With the Most Marijuana-Related Posts on Instagram (Infographic)

Posting about  usage on social networks is not a bright move, but that hasn’t stopped Instagram users in 10 cities from doing so frequently. Aizman Law Firm shared the infographic below, containing the results of a search on Instagram for marijuana-related hashtags including #weed, #maryjane, #marijuana and #420, and these 10 cities were the source of the most geotagged posts: Los Angeles New York Denver Portland, Ore. San Francisco Edgewater, N.J. Spring Valley, Texas Seattle San Diego Glenda...
Tags: Infographics, New York, Instagram, Drugs, #marijuana, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seo, Glendale, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, Hashtags, Denver, Narcotics, EDGEWATER

The NFL Draft and the $16 Million Tweet?

Is it possible that new Miami Dolphins offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil cost himself up to $16 million with one tweet? Tunsil, who starred at the University of Mississippi, was projected as the top pick in the 2016 National Football League Draft by some experts, but he was not selected until pick No. 13. Why the slide? Just before the NFL Draft kicked off Thursday night, at 7:47 p.m. ET, a video appeared on Tunsil’s since-deleted Twitter account, @KingTunsil78, which appeared to show him smoking m...
Tags: Videos, Twitter, Drugs, Marijuana, Football, Sports, NFL, Events, Likes, Seo, Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Salaries, National Football League, Narcotics, Retweets

Dartmouth Researchers High on Facebook Ads for Marijuana Study

With the goal of learning more about people’s cannabis-consumption patterns, professors and students from Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine in New Hampshire surveyed nearly 3,000 people on a wide range of marijuana-consumption-related topics. In order to have a statistically relevant study, the researchers needed a representative pool of cannabis users from across the country—not an easy challenge, especially considering the fact that marijuana is still against the law in the majorit...
Tags: Facebook, Drugs, Marijuana, Conversions, Cannabis, New Hampshire, Dartmouth, Pot, Surveys, Wiley, Demographics, Targeted Ads, Behaviors, Interests, Purchases, Ad Targeting

Authorities break up alleged Paterson-to-A.C. heroin ring

MAYS LANDING - Two Paterson men have been charged with bringing heroin from the Passaic County community to Atlantic City, the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office said in a statement Thursday. The prosecutor's office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics unit wrapped up a fourth-month investigation Nov. 18, culminating with the seizure of 7,000 bags of heroin as well as more than five ounces of the drug, authorities said.
Tags: Office, Atlantic City, Narcotics, Atlantic County, Passaic County, MAYS LANDING Two Paterson

Opinion: War on Wildlife Crime – Time to Enlist the Ordinary Citizen

Dead addax (white antelope) hunted by soldiers in Chad – “We should not underestimate the seriousness of wildlife crime”. Credit: John Newby/SCF By Bradnee ChambersBONN, Mar 1 2015 (IPS)It is no exaggeration to say that we are facing a “wildlife crisis”, and it is a crisis exacerbated by human activities, not least criminal ones. Whatever our definition of wildlife crime, it is big business. In terms of annual turn-over it is up there narcotics, arms and human trafficking – and the proceeds ru...
Tags: Food, Headlines, Featured, Crime, India, Environment, War, Nature, South Africa, Wildlife, Conservation, Heritage, Chad, Human Trafficking, Biodiversity, Shelter