Tag Archives: drugs

Ted Haggard: I’m Bisexual And I Totally Used That Crystal Meth I Bought

In a profile published by GQ Magazine, disgraced televangelist Ted Haggard announces that he’s bisexual. And that he and escort Mike Jones didn’t have sex, Jones just jerked him off. Which somehow isn’t sex in Haggard’s world. But about that crystal meth that Haggard famously claimed he bought to “throw away”? Yeah, he totally snorted it. “I think that probably, …

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A Cocaine Vaccine?

Scientists are testing a vaccine that causes the body to treat cocaine like an attacking virus and thereby keep it away from the brain. So far, the vaccine has only been tested on mice, but the results are extraordinary. Mice given the vaccine no longer exhibited any of the hyperactive signs of a cocaine high when they were next given …

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Pat Robertson: It’s Time To Legalize Pot

Wait, WHAT?

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Poppers May Damage Your Eyes

From a little-noticed October story in the New York Times: In a letter to The New England Journal of Medicine, the ophthalmologists describe four cases over three months in which patients’ vision was affected after they used poppers at parties. Several complained of seeing bright dots of light, and retinal imaging revealed damage to the photoreceptors in the fovea, part …

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NEW YORK CITY: Cops Bust Heroin Dealers Via Google Street View

Brooklyn detectives were able to identify some local heroin dealers thanks to images captured on Google Street View, where multiple photos showed the group working the corner. Also, do dealers really still use that hanging shoes bit?

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CALIFORNIA: Legalized Pot Bill Fails

California’s Prop 19, which would have decriminalized the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, has failed by a wide margin. The initiative would have eliminated all criminal penalties for adults 21 and older who planted marijuana in a plot of up to 25 square feet or possessed up to an ounce for personal use. It also would have …

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UK Study: Alcohol Is The Worst Drug

It seems self-apparent to me, but a new study out of the UK declares that alcohol is the worst drug for society, based on the number of people whose lives it affects adversely. According to the study’s authors, governments should be focusing more on alcohol abuse than the war on drugs. The study involved 16 criteria, including a drug’s affects …

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Charlie Sheen: The Taiwan News Version

“One And A Half Men”?

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Marijuana Laws By State

As California prepares to vote on Proposition 19, which would decriminalize the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana to the level of a parking ticket, NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) provides this snapshot of pot laws around the country. (Via – Andrew Sullivan)

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CALIFORNIA: Polling Favors Legal Pot

Dominic Holden assesses the bill’s supporters: That’s 48 percent yes, 41 percent no, and 11 percent undecided—which is pretty good. The crosstabs are over here. Groups with over 50 percent support for Prop 19 are men, people under 50, white, moderate to liberal, dislike the Tea Party, make over $80,000, and live in the Bay Area. In other words, rich …

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California Decriminalizes Marijuana

The Governator just signed a bill decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana down to the level of a parking ticket. Those caught with less than an ounce of marijuana will still receive a maximum penalty of $100. However, Senate Bill 1449 reduces the legal categorization of marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction. This means that …

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FLORIDA: Mistrial For Murder Music Reggae Star Buju Banton

The cocaine trafficking trial of reggae/dancehall superstar Buju Banton has resulted in a hung jury. Banton is part of a reggae niche called “murder music” for its lyrical calls for the brutal murders of homosexuals. Banton was charged with conspiring to sell eleven pounds of cocaine. Banton, a Jamaican national, maintained he had been entrapped by a paid police informant …

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Two Months Jail For George Michael

George Michael has been sentenced to eight weeks in jail for driving under the influence of GHB on his way home from London Pride in July. Michael had passed out at the wheel and crashed into a photography shop. No one was injured. Last month he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and possession of marijuana.

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BRITAIN: George Michael Pleads Guilty To DUI, Faces Possible Jail Time

George Michael pleaded guilty today to driving under the influence of GHB after attending London Pride on July 4th. He now faces possible jail time. In a 15-minute appearance at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, Michael admitted driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cannabis following the July 4 crash, where police say they found him “spaced out” and …

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Yale Researchers Discover What Circuit Boys Knew Fifteen Years Ago

Researchers at Yale have published a study touting the horse tranquilizer Ketamine as an effective anti-depressant at low doses. The drug’s make-happy effect begins almost immediately, unlike regular anti-depressants which can take weeks to work. Ketamine, a general anesthetic usually administered to children and pets but perhaps best known as a horse tranquilizer, is also highly effective in low doses …

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Stashitware

Underwear with a secret drug pocket for evading those nightclub security pat-downs. I know a few guys who could have used this back in the circuit party days. (If they had actually worn underwear, that is.) At Gothamist, John Del Signore notes that the NYPD has already issued a bulletin about the underwear. Attention all cars! Be on the look-out …

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Afternoon View – Bongs & Jeebus

Next to the Union Square street vendor selling gas mask bongs (!) is some dude selling Jeebus over a portable PA system. If you’re passing through, their shouting match is quite amusing to behold.

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MEXICO: 17 Killed In Mass Slaying At Gay Party, Drug Traffickers Suspected

Seventeen people were murdered at a gay party in the northern Mexico city of Torreon yesterday. The party was advertised on Facebook, where it was noted that while the event was being organized by a gay group, all were welcome. Police say gunmen burst into the room and wordlessly opened fire after blocking the exits. Investigators have not ruled out …

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BRITAIN: Performance Artist & Author Sebastian Horsley Dies Of Overdose

Notorious performance artist, model, and author Sebastian Horsley has been found dead of a heroin overdose in his London home. Sebastian Horsley, the dandy, writer and artist who found fame by being nailed to a cross in the Philippines, has died at the age of 47. The colourful self-publicist was found dead at his flat in central London this morning, …

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Crack Is Whack

After Whitney Houston’s disastrous concert in Birmingham, England on Tuesday, some fans demanded ticket refunds amid rumors that the diva is again struggling with a drug problem. According to reports, Houston performed so ineptly during her two-hour stint Tuesday night that fans began to boo — and some, who paid upward of $200 for a ticket, told local outlets they …

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