The DEA has announced that it will cut the permitted production quantities of almost all prescription opioids in the US by 25 percent in 2017, allegedly to address rates of addiction and overdose. A handful of medicines will be reduced by even more, such as hydrocodone, which will be produced at 66 percent of last year’s level.
Chelsea Clinton spoke about marijuana to a group of college students at Youngstown State University in Ohio Saturday, and in doing so, unleashed a flurry of gleeful headlines:
On August 30, the DEA announced an “emergency scheduling” to classify kratom, a long-established folk remedy originating in Southeast Asia, as a Schedule I drug, the most restrictive category. It would thereby become a crime to possess the plant, and prohibitively difficult to secure federal funds to research it.
As the anxiety and anticipation leading up to the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came to a head last night, some viewers turned to alcohol. Others turned to something stronger—Twitter.
Today Netflix released the trailer for 13th, the forthcoming documentary by Ava DuVernay (Selma). The title refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.”
Prince and Stevie Nicks were close, but didn’t actually hang out that much because of drugs. It was her drug use back in the day that separated them.
Last month, Arianna Huffington stepped down as editor-in-chief of her eponymous publication to start Thrive Global, a site devoted to “health and wellness.” And one factor behind her decision to leave the Huffington Post may have been a disagreement over abstinence vs. harm reduction approaches to addiction, reports Vanity Fair.
The New York Times reports that Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian Party presidential nominee, “revealed a surprising lack of foreign policy knowledge” when earlier today he “could not answer a basic question about the crisis in Aleppo, Syria.”
Parents Opposed to Pot (POPPOT)—mission: “bursting the bubble of marijuana hype”—just put out a list of “10 Reasons Not to Date a Stoner.”
Now that Obama and Hillary are allies, we tend to forget that they were once bitter rivals in a brutal primary campaign. But it’s important to remember the way Clinton’s campaign acted then, before she was the “woke” abuela we know her as today.
Former Glee star Naya Rivera has written a memoir called Sorry Not Sorry, to be released September 13, in which she opens up about her struggle with anorexia:
Trump often gets compared to Hitler, but there are actually quite a few differences. For one, Hitler actually wrote Mein Kampf himself. Two, Hitler had his own hair. And three, Dr. Kevin Dutton, a psychologist at Oxford University, found that Trump is a bigger psychopath.
Sometimes people get regrettable tattoos when they’re drunk. Ironically, researchers at the Center for Wearable Sensors that the University of California, San Diego, have now created a temporary “tattoo” that can tell you when you’ve drunk too much.
In a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers compared the effects that alcohol and marijuana have on sexual encounters, as self-reported by study participants. Some of the “findings” are head-smackingly obvious, gussied up in fancy words.
A recent post on TripSit, a harm reduction website that aims to “help you stay as safe as possible if you choose to use substances,” provides a comprehensive visual safety guide to different drug combinations, ranking them from lowest to highest risk.
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