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Friday, November 9, 2007

This Week on Drugs

posted by on November 9 at 12:25 PM


Mixed Feelings: Red Bull and alcohol more fun dangerous than alcohol alone.

Science: Sea Urchins + Marijuana = Euphoria!

867-5309: Spears must provide phone number for drug tests.

NYPD: Busted for zealous pot enforcement.

All-Time High: U.S. syringe-exchange programs.

Clocking In: California high court considers whether employees can use medical marijuana.

Shittiest Idea Ever: Feds tell Americans where to put their pills.

“Ferret waste, like nearly any other form of pet waste, can be effectively used to help prevent the abuse of unused prescription drugs,” SAMHSA spokesman Mark Weber said.

Hailey, Idaho: Passes three new pot laws.

Denver: Marijuana policy review panel will implement law modeled on I-75.

Nigeria: Fake chemicals used for pharmaceuticals.

Russia: “Patients in detoxification treatment are heavily sedated, making counselling efforts difficult or even pointless.”

Swiss Myths? Stoners getting good grades.

Price Bumps: Increase in cocaine prices convince Drug Czar that drug laws are working—never mind that it also means selling cocaine becomes more lucrative, requires addicts to steal more to pay for their habit, and the black market becomes more violent—mission accomplished!

“Assuming that high cocaine prices are hurting cartels is like assuming high gasoline prices are hurting oil companies.”

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How is vodka and Red Bull any more dangerous than say an Irish Coffee?

Posted by Kate | November 9, 2007 12:34 PM

Note that the 3rd and 5th largest syringe exchange programs are right here in Seattle. And that Pt. Defiance in Tacoma is number 6.

Posted by gnossos | November 9, 2007 1:12 PM

How did you miss the story about the guy who crossed his drug dealers, and they responded by torturing him by burning WITH FRESHLY BAKED COOKIES?

Posted by Fnarf | November 9, 2007 1:16 PM

Broken link on the NYPD story; you thought Slog hosted Newsday. :)

Posted by Justin | November 9, 2007 1:22 PM

Nice one, Fnarf!

Posted by Irena | November 9, 2007 1:31 PM

Hmm, big week in drugs. Does the RedBull thing surprise anyone?

Posted by Dianna | November 9, 2007 1:35 PM

not to beat a dead horse, but just because the group of students who mix energy drinks with alcohol engage in riskier behaviors doesn't mean that the energy drinks are to blame. these may just be riskier students who want to drink harder and party harder.

Posted by dna | November 9, 2007 1:43 PM

That pic of Britney is HAWT.

Posted by NaFun | November 9, 2007 2:02 PM

CBSNEWS Regarding Redbull:
"drinking alcoholic beverages and energy drinks at the same time can in essence delay the perceived effects of the alcohol, misleading people into thinking they're not as affected by it as they really are, in turn endangering their bodies and making risky behavior more likely."

Thanks for clearing that up for me. Another Redbull/Vodka please.

Posted by Gabe Global | November 9, 2007 2:16 PM

Stay off the percocet, Kiki! [*POING*]

Posted by Al | November 9, 2007 2:19 PM

Nicely done, Fnarf.

That NYPD link should be fixed now, folks.

Posted by Dominic Holden | November 9, 2007 2:35 PM

They make it sound like this is a new thing. It probably took like .08 seconds for college kids and everybody else to figure this out once Redbull hit the shelves.

Posted by This just in... | November 9, 2007 2:57 PM

I once (accidentally) stuck my finger in a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. That was the worst burn I've ever experienced.

Posted by keshmeshi | November 9, 2007 3:21 PM

Yet another reason to love sushi...

Mmmmm....delicious, euphoria-inducing uni....

(Uni is sea urchin roe for those not in the know)

Posted by cunei4m | November 9, 2007 3:26 PM

Regarding coke prices, what the fuck don't these people get about supply and demand? I thought the GOP was all about capitalism.

Posted by Gitai | November 9, 2007 4:26 PM

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