THE DRUGS ISSUE. Decriminalizing Drugs in Portugal a Success, Says Report. Pop quiz: Which European country has the most liberal drug laws?
(Hint: It's not the Netherlands.) Although its capital is notorious among stoners and college kids for marijuana haze–filled "coffee shops," Holland has never actually legalized cannabis — the Dutch simply don't enforce their laws against the shops. The correct answer is Portugal, which in 2001 became the first European country to officially abolish all criminal penalties for personal possession of drugs, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
At the recommendation of a national commission charged with addressing Portugal's drug problem, jail time was replaced with the offer of therapy. The argument was that the fear of prison drives addicts underground and that incarceration is more expensive than treatment — so why not give drug addicts health services instead? The question is, does the new policy work? Compared to the European Union and the U.S., Portugal's drug use numbers are impressive.
HOW TO NOT DO DRUGS LIKE A COMPLETE MORON - Vice Magazine. Cannabis (Marijuana) Vault : Effects. The primary effects sought by those using cannabis recreationally are euphoria, relaxation, and changes in perception.
Effects vary depending on dosage, with effects at low doses including a sense of well-being, mild enhancement of senses (smell, taste, hearing), subtle changes in thought and expression, talkativeness, giggling, increased appreciation of music, increased appetite, and mild closed-eye visuals. At higher doses, sense of time is altered, attention span and memory are frequently affected, and thought processes and mental perception may be significantly altered. One of the most common comments about cannabis is that it enhances the appreciation of sensory experiences without substantially changing the perceptual experience. Many people attribute their love of music, appreciation for new forms of music, and ability to play instruments to the use of cannabis. Will Mushrooms Be the New Weed? - LAist. As Californians consider whether or not to vote on the legalization of marijuana this November, a study conducted at a Johns Hopkins University lab is now launching a look into the potential health and wellness benefits of illegal mushrooms, too.
A study participant who tried these so-called "magic mushrooms" left her experience with insight that may now provide a scientific explanation of the existence of hippies: ...a business consultant named Dede Osborn took a psychedelic drug as part of a research project. She felt like she was taking off. She saw colors. Then it felt like her heart was ripping open...' It's unclear as to whether Osborn went on to tye-dye all of her clothing or commune directly with Timothy Leary, but she is still feeling the positive effects of her trip even to this day (over a year later). Researchers, who haven't done much studying of the effects of mushrooms since the '60s, will now look into what this drug might be able to offer the medical community:
Alcohol Vault : Blood Alcohol Chart. Alcohol affects individuals differently.
Your blood alcohol level may be affected by your age, gender, physical condition, amount of food consumed and any drugs or medication. In addition, different drinks may contain different amounts of alcohol, so it's important to know how much and the concentration of alcohol you consume. For purposes of this guide, "one drink" is equal to 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor, 12 oz. of regular beer, or 5 oz. of table wine. A woman drinking an equal amount of alcohol in the same period of time as a man of an equivalent weight may have a higher blood alcohol level than that man.
Therefore, women should refer to the female "Know Your Limits" chart. Some states have set .08% Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) as the legal limit for Driving Under the Influence while others are .10%. & Top 10 Cannabis Studies the Government Wished it Had Never Funded. LSD Blotter Art Archive. Character Vaults : Famous People and their Drug Use. DMT Vaults : Extraction : QTs DMT Extraction Guide. NOTE OF WARNING:QT's DMT Extraction for Students is archived by Erowid as a historical document.
The process as described has been critiqued as flawed and dangerous several ways. Safer and more effective DMT extraction and purification techniques have been developed and made available in the years since the document below was created. For one such process, see Noman's "DMT for the Masses". Specific concerns regarding QT's tek, detailed below, were sent to Erowid on behalf of the community at The DMT Nexus, who note: "Time and time again, people have come to The DMT Nexus or other web forums because they were following QT's tek and it either didn't work or they ran into serious issues trying to follow it.
Our largest concerns with QT's tek are related to health and safety.