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Friday, November 16, 2007

This Week on Drugs

posted by on November 16 at 17:45 PM

B.C. Dud: Dollarís fall removes incentive for dope smugglers.

Sweet Craving: Sugar more addictive than cocaine.

Smart Shrinking: American Psychiatric Association backs medical marijuana.

Activists Cheering: Judge rules pot charge Unconstitutionalóin Canada.

Victory Fleeting: Remember the Drug Czar boasting last week that we’d reduced the cocaine market in the U.S.? The Department of Justice’s 2008 Drug Threat Assessment says that “progress” will blow over.

In many of the cities in which cocaine shortages were reported, DTOs [Drug Trafficking Organizations] will most likely reestablish cocaine distribution at or near 2006 levels in the near term…. Despite the disruptions, wholesale distributors will most likely either reestablish distribution with their original sources of supply in Mexico or establish new sources of supply with other Mexican DTOs. In fact, cocaine availability may already be returning to previous levels in some areas.

Heís Still a Douche: Ron Paul would legalize marijuana by executive order. Of course, he will never do anything by executive order.

No, Mon: Judge rules against religious pot defense.

Hashing Out the Details: When is medical marijuana not actually marijuana?

Crosstown Trafficking: NYPD detective allegedly conspired in cocaine and heroin ring.

Salvia: Smokiní in Seattle.

Pasco: Manufacturing meth could land Francisco Rubio-Perez in prison for life.

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Salvia? Salvia without a species name is just sage, Salvia officinalis. The kind that gets you high is Salvia divinorum. I wonder what the knobs at KOMO were buying?

I also wonder why the news media has to respond to every report of a hot new dangerous drug by spreading it as widely as possible.

Posted by Fnarf | November 16, 2007 6:13 PM

the headline is always "________ is more addictive than cocaine."

has anyone stopped to consider that cocaine isn't really that addictive?

Posted by vooodooo84 | November 16, 2007 6:49 PM

Why, do you have any coke?

Posted by angel | November 16, 2007 7:14 PM
here is the link to the ron paul story

queue the RON-BOTS in 3, 2, 1,

Posted by vooodooo84 | November 16, 2007 7:28 PM

I just want to say, as someone who is high and drunk right now, that Slog is awesome. These news are awesome. Too bad aboutr B.C. bud. Fuck yeah1 You guys really rock. I want to suck cock right onow. I have you on my Google homepage.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2007 10:11 PM

That salvia stuff es no bueno. makes you REALLY fucked up for about 5 minutes, then nothing but a raging headache.

Posted by Clint | November 17, 2007 5:52 PM

there are no fashionable drugs anymore. The new cool is having the latest techno gadgets and looking at drug use as a thing for old people. Seriously, drugs and cigarettes are seen as things for the dirty and stupid now. the fashionable drug scene won't come back in this age of instant info and technology.

Posted by ..... | November 17, 2007 7:43 PM

Yeah Dominic, go ahead and line up and vote for Hilary like the good little mindless Seattle "liberal" you are and in 2012 we'll still have the war on drugs, we'll still have the war in Iraq, we'll still have the PATRIOT act but it will be OK with the staff of the Stranger because after all, Hilary is a Democrat, and most importantly to Erika C. she's a vaginal-American.

I find it interesting that so many Stranger writers shit their pants over Ron Paul but turn a blind eye to the rest of the Republican party. It must really piss you off that so many Seattle liberals who support Paul figure that he's the only candidate who is going to get us out of Iraq and who isn't pro-torture who actually has a chance. It's also interesting that the Stranger will go after "fringe" candidates such as Paul and Kucinich but ignore the faults of mainstream candidates such as Hilary "I can't be bothered to vote against Michael Mukasey but I will vote for Lieberman/Kyl" Clinton and Barack "Sure, I could filibuster the Mukasey vote, but that would require a pair of balls" Obama.

Posted by wile_e_quixote | November 18, 2007 11:59 AM

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