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BRITAIN: Gay Tory MP Crispin Blunt Outs Himself As Poppers User During Debate On Ban [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: A Conservative MP has told the House of Commons he is a user of the popper recreational drug and a ban on its supply would be “fantastically stupid”. Ex-minister Crispin Blunt said users of the drug were “astonished” by talk of a ban and respect for the law “would fly out of the window” if it happened. …

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Sean Penn: The Humiliated Mexican Government Wants To Get Me Killed By El Chapo’s Drug Cartel [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: “There is this myth about the visit that we made, my colleagues and I with El Chapo, that it was — as the Attorney General of Mexico is quoted — ‘essential’ to his capture,” Penn said. “We had met with him many weeks earlier…on October 2nd, in a place nowhere near where he was captured.” “So as …

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Mexico Officials: We Caught Drug Kingpin El Chapo Because Of His Interview With Actor Sean Penn

This was definitely the most surreal news on the net last night. CBS News reports: The recapture of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman took a surprise, Hollywood twist when a Mexican official said security forces located the whereabouts of the world’s most-wanted trafficker thanks to a secret interview with U.S. actor Sean Penn. Penn’s interview with Guzman, who has …

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MEXICO: Drug Kingpin “El Chapo” Captured

ABC News reports: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted today that the infamous drug lord known as “El Chapo” has been captured. “Mission accomplished: We have him. I want to inform the Mexicans that Joaquin Guzman Loera has been detained,” the tweet states, originally in Spanish. No further details have been released. Guzman escaped from the Altiplano prison near Mexico …

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Pfizer And Allergan To Merge In $160 Billion Deal To Create World’s Largest Pharma Corporation

CNBC reports: Pfizer announced Monday it will buy Allergan for $363.63 a share, or about $160 billion. The deal represents a premium of over 30 percent based on the companies’ unaffected shares price as of Oct. 28, Pfizer and Allergan said in a joint statement. Allergan shareholders will receive 11.3 shares of the combined company — Pfizer PLC — for …

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NEW YORK CITY: Feds Arrest Gay Chelsea Dentist On Meth And Child Porn Possession Charges

This will be one of the most stomach-churning things you’ll read this year. From the New York Times: A Manhattan dentist was arrested Friday on charges that he had done dental work for a drug dealer in exchange for methamphetamine, and possessed child pornography videos, according to federal prosecutors. The complaint against the dentist, John Wolf, states that he is …

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BRITAIN: Ban On Poppers Sales To Stand

Pink News reports: Selling poppers in the UK could land you in jail for seven years, according to new legislation being enacted by the Government. Home Office Minister Mike Penning has reportedly said he is insistent that amyl nitrates, widely used in the British LGBTI community, must come under new legislation that bans ‘legal highs’. Lawmakers are banning the drug …

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Hillary Relents On Marijuana Classification

Hillary Clinton this weekend joined her Democratic rivals in calling for the federal government to reclassify marijuana as a Schedule 2 drug, opening it up to medical research so far blocked by its Schedule 1 classification. The Washington Post reports: “We haven’t done research, why? Because it’s considered a schedule 1 drug,” Clinton said during a town hall meeting at …

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MEXICO: Supreme Court Opens Door To Legal Pot

The Mexican Supreme Court yesterday ruled 4-1 that owning, using, and growing marijuana for personal use is legal under “personal freedom” laws. At this point the ruling only applies to the four people who brought the case. The Associated Press reports: The ruling did not approve the sale or commercial production of marijuana nor does it imply a general legalization. …

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NYC Criminalizes Synthetic Marijuana [VIDEO]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed three bills that criminalize the possession and sale of so-called synthetic marijuana. Gothamist reports: Selling or manufacturing the drug was previously only considered a health code violation, carrying a $250 fine; when the new laws go into effect in 60 days, offenders will punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and …

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The Man Has Burned [VIDEO]

The Man burned in the Nevada desert on Saturday night. And so did something else. USA Today reports: Timothy Leary, the late father of LSD, was memorialized at Burning Man after a fantastic procession and burning of his ashes in the Black Rock Desert. It was a spectacle that not even he probably could have imagined, as actress Susan Sarandon …

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BRITAIN: Five Hospitalized After Drinking Poppers At Dance Music Festival

Via the Independent: At least five people have fallen ill after drinking suspected “legal highs” at Parklife festival over the weekend. Four people have been discharged from North Manchester General Hospital but a 26-year-old woman is still being treated, police said. Her condition is not known. Greater Manchester Police said festival-goers had been drinking poppers, which are usually sniffed. Officers …

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Bill Maher Launches 4/20 Holiday Petition

From the petition: Now that marijuana is legal in one form or another in 24 states and counting, I’m here to urge you to sign my petition to make 4/20 a national holiday. We celebrate everything from Arbor Day to Groundhog Day to a National Day of Prayer. It’s high time we had a weed day. Because if we can …

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Roy Moore’s Son Busted On Drug Charges

Caleb Moore, the apparently still-partying son of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, has been arrested yet again on drug possession charges. According to court documents, officers responded to the 1200 block of Allen Street in Troy to a report of an attempted home break-in. They found five men, including Moore, outside near a pickup truck that smelled strongly …

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OHIO: Parents Sue Amazon After Son Overdoses On Caffeine Powder

Via the Associated Press: The parents of an Ohio high-school student who overdosed on caffeine powder last May have filed a lawsuit against Amazon and the powder’s manufacturer, claiming they failed to provide suitable warnings. Doctors caution that people can overdose with ease. Dennis and Katie Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio claim the online retailer sold the Hard Rhino caffeine powder …

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DC Legal Pot Law Goes Into Effect, GOP Threatens To Have Mayor Arrested

Via USA Today: Despite warnings from congressional Republicans, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser allowed D.C.’s marijuana legalization law to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, told Bowser that if she continued with her plan to implement marijuana legalization she would face “very serious consequences,” The Washington Post reported. “You can go …

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On Highsexuality

Dr. Marcie Bianco writes at Mic.com: Does getting high make you a little gay? If so, you may just be a “highsexual.” The term, ensconced in Urban Dictionary since 2009, made its way onto two Reddit forums in recent weeks as a way to describe the alleged phenomenon of participating in sex with someone of the same gender or having …

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REPORT: Accused HRC Co-Founder Terry Bean Met Teenaged Boy On Grindr

Portland police yesterday reported that accused HRC co-founder Terry Bean, 66, met the teenaged boy he is charged with molesting on Grindr. The boy was identified after police were given his phone number by Bean’s former partner, Kiah Lawson, 25, who has also been charged with sexual abuse of a minor. Via the Oregonian: Bean and Lawson are accused of …

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NEW YORK CITY: Gay Banker Found With Throat Slashed After Online Hook-up

Gay Citigroup executive Shawn Miller, 42, has been found dead in his lower Manhattan apartment after apparently hooking up with a man he met online. Miller was discovered with his throat slashed “from ear to ear,” but NYPD investigators say his death was likely a suicide fueled by crystal meth and alcohol. Cops initially suspected foul play, saying earlier that …

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MAP: What EU Nations Are Worst At

The categories for France, Denmark. and Romania are really dumb compared to the seriousness of the others. Visit Thrillist for a breakdown. A huge version of the map is here. (Via JMG reader Aaron)

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