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New York's Worst Drug Sites - Persistent Markets of Death Drug trafficking has become so open and pervasive in parts of New York City that, in some neighborhoods, it seems that everyone knows exactly where it is going on and who is taking part in it. But getting rid of it is another matter. In interviews with prosecutors, local politicians and community organizers, a dozen drug-dealing locations were identified as some of the worst in the city. They range from fortress-like apartments in Washington Heights to shadowy doorways in a Staten Island housing project. As summer approaches, these areas turn into little more than drug bazaars. Groups of customers move through a network of spotters, steerers and bodyguards posted outside and inside buildings known throughout the neighborhoods as drug outlets. Many of the drug dealers ply their trade brazenly, with little fear of arrest. The police say that knowing about a drug site is very different from being able to close it down. In any case, narcotics seem a part of city life as never before.

Why Intelligent People Use More Drugs The human consumption of psychoactive drugs , such as marijuana , cocaine , and heroin, is of even more recent historical origin than the human consumption of alcohol or tobacco, so the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent people use more drugs more frequently than less intelligent individuals. The use of opium dates back to about 5,000 years ago, and the earliest reference to the pharmacological use of cannabis is in a book written in 2737 BC by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nung. Opium and cannabis are the only “natural” (agricultural) psychoactive drugs. Other psychoactive drugs are “chemical” (pharmacological); they require modern chemistry to manufacture, and are therefore of much more recent origin. Given their extremely recent origin and thus evolutionary novelty, the Hypothesis would predict that more intelligent individuals are more likely to consume all types of psychoactive drugs than less intelligent individuals.

México - Reformas a las Leyes de drogas en América Latina Panorama de las leyes y políticas de drogas en México México es el país del continente que más ha padecido las consecuencias negativas de la guerra a las drogas, altos índices de violencia, corrupción de las instituciones, aumento del poder de la delincuencia organizada. Al igual que en otros países de la región, la aplicación de la ley de drogas ha tenido el efecto adverso de aumentar el número de personas encarceladas por delitos menores de drogas. Esta página muestra qué está pasando en el debate legislativo sobre las drogas y sobre las políticas de drogas en México. Para las últimas noticias sobre la reforma de la legislación sobre drogas en México haga clic aquí. 1. Amplios sectores de la sociedad civil, opinión pública y altos exfuncionarios de Gobierno han propuesto abiertamente en México la legalización de las drogas. Leer más sobre avances en el debate sobre la marihuana en la Ciudad de México. No obstante la opinión pública es bastante conservadora en materia de legalización. 2.

Judith Ann Braun's Fingers Are Magical With an art career spanning more than three decades, Judith Ann Braun has tested the limits of her artistic musculature. She began as a self-described “realistic figure painter,” and worked through the struggles common to anyone who endeavors upon an artistic pursuit, that of searching for one’s own voice in the chosen medium. Fast forward to the 21st century where the evolution of Braun’s work has brought us to the Fingerings series, a collection of charcoal dust landscapes and abstracts “painted” using not brushes but her fingertips. Braun has a specific interest in symmetry, as evidenced by the patterns she follows in a number of the Fingerings pieces as well as work in the Symmetrical Procedures collection. Share With Your Friends

MPP Releases 'Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users' To recognize the rising visibility and importance of marijuana policy reform, the Marijuana Policy Project on Thursday released its first annual "Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users" list. This collection, MPP says, spans multiple public spheres and illustrates the pervasiveness of marijuana use across all socio-economic groups (although from where we sit it seems to heavily favor pre-fab pop icons). The people on this list have become successful and influential while also being marijuana users, with the greatest threat to that achievement being the possibility of arrest, according to MPP. "In order to have qualified for the list, each individual must (1) have tried marijuana at least once, (2) be alive, and (3) be living in the U.S. or be a U.S. citizen," said Morgan Fox, MPP communications manager. "In sum, we're not concerned with an individual's popularity, or even whether he or she supports marijuana policy reform," Fox said. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. More links from around the web!

Illegal drug trade International drug routes. History[edit] Chinese edicts against opium smoking were made in 1729, 1796 and 1800.[2] Addictive drugs were prohibited in the west in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[3][4][5] An illegal drug trade emerged in the early 19th century. In 1868, as the result of the increased use of opium, the UK restricted the sale of opium in Britain by implementing the 1868 Pharmacy Act .[7] In the United States, control remained a state responsibility until the introduction of the Harrison Act in 1914, following the passing of the International Opium Convention in 1912. Between 1920 and 1933, alcohol was banned in the United States. Since drugs traded on the black market can provide a secretive source of money, they have long been used by organizations such as the U.S. Legal penalties[edit] Drug trafficking is widely regarded as the most serious of drug offenses around the world. Effects of illegal drug trade on societies[edit] Violent crime[edit] Profits[edit]

Get Your Musical Fix Here: 21 Songs About Addiction 21. Wasting Away In Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffet "Blew out my flipflop, stepped on a poptop Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home, But there's booze in the blender, And soon it will render, That frozen concoction that helps me hang on. Yes, some people claim that there's a woman to blame, And I know it's my own damn fault." Jimmy Buffet has a knack for describing passing time with a good margarita buzz. 20. "Oh, cant you see You belong to me How my poor heart aches With every breath you take Every move you make Every vow you break Every smile you fake Every claim you stake I'll be watching you" Addictions come in all shapes, sizes and forms. 19. "Ticket to ride, white line highway Tell all your friends, they can go my way Pay your toll, sell your soul Pound for pound costs more than gold The longer you stay, the more you pay My white lines go a long way Either up your nose or through your vein With nothin to gain except killin' your brain" 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9.

Conoce tu sustancia psicoactiva (INFOGRÁFICO) (clic en la imagen para verla en tamaño completo) La organización civil Espolea A.C. es de las pocas en México que se ha dedicado al trabajo en investigación y difusión de nuevas políticas de drogas, entre las que se incluye la Reducción de Daños (Harm Reduction en inglés), enfoque surgido a mediados de los años 80’s como una alternativa al prohibicionismo de drogas, o el enfoque clásico, cuyas campañas de prevención se concentran en la censura sobre cualquier tipo de información respecto a las tipologías y efectos de las drogas consideradas ilegales, así como en la distribución masiva de información visual y slogans que depositan en la imagen de las drogas una suerte de “espíritu maligno” capaz de pervertir los valores de la sociedad. En la punta de cada pico encontramos a las sustancias cuyos efectos son más representativos de cada familia. Al final de la gráfica podemos encontrar una breve descripción de todas las drogas citadas en la imagen, acomodadas también por sus efectos.

:::::: carnovsky :::::: ex For info and pricing please contact: Download Pdf catalog of RGB BLACK wallpapers (12 Mb) How to Make Weed Vodka, aka ‘Green Dragon’ | 7 Deadly The Green Dragon ranks as one of the more elusive DIY methods of getting high. The cannabis tincture is a simple enough concept but the methods of creating this weed vodka varies depending on who you ask. From throwing stems into a half-full bottle of Smirnoff and letting it soak for a few weeks to speeding up the process by heating it in an oven, the recipe for Green Dragon depends on who’s making it. Looking to find the most straightforward, stoner-friendly recipe, we went with the soak-and-wait route. For the extract, use an alcohol that’s at least 60 proof — Bacardi, Smirnoff, etc. We suggest enjoying Green Dragon with a healthy dose of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Disclaimer: This recipe is intended for educational/entertainment purposes only. Green Dragon You’ll need: EverclearShakeSealable Glass Jar Empty the shake into the jar. Pour in Everclear to the top of the shake or just above it, depending on how strong you want it. Shake it vigorously for a minute. Store in a cool, dark place.

Erowid Top Ten - Top 10 Heroin-Inspired Songs - Top 10 - Drug Songs - Dead Flowers - Rolling Stones Lyrics - Little Susie - Brown Heroin - Fire and Rain - James Taylor Lyrics - JT - Running to Stand Still - U2 - Mr. Brownstone - Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Top 10 Heroin-Inspired Songs #10 - "Dead Flowers" [1971] The Rolling Stones Does Keith Richards remember co-writing this tune with Mick Jagger? Probably not. #09 - "Fire and Rain" [1969] James Taylor According to an urban legend, "Fire and Rain" deals with a girlfriend of Taylor's who died in a plane crash. #08 - "Running to Stand Still" [1987] U2 A haunting ballad from The Joshua Tree, "Running to Stand Still" deals with a strung-out chick who lives in the notorious Ballymun Flats area of Dublin. #07 - "Mr. Let's face it, most if not all of the members of Guns N' Roses were strung out at one time or another during the band's meteoric rise and fall. #06 - "Under the Bridge" [1991] Red Hot Chili Peppers A personal poem by lead singer Anthony Kiedis detailing his battles with drug addiction, "Under the Bridge" evolved into the band's biggest hit - reaching No 2 on the Billboard Charts. #05 - "Sam Stone" [1971] John Prine #04 - "The Needle and the Damage Done" [1972] Neil Young