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It was Morocco's 'Argo' — but with drug smugglers making the film. There are parts of Scott Stevenson's time in the 1970s as a drug smuggler he'd like to forget. Especially toward the end of the run, when the operation led by his older brother began selling cocaine and things turned sinister. But the Downey native remembers the fun of it too, when he was a hippie teenager flirting with pretty girls in the belly-dancing bars of Fez and cruising the crowded streets of the Moroccan city in a Mercedes-Benz.

And he's still perversely proud of the idea he says he came up with to make it easier to move hundreds of pounds of hashish out of Morocco, an outlandish scheme with a Hollywood sheen: He and his brother Ron would make a film in the North African country as a front to cover up their illicit drug trade. INDIE FOCUS: Sign up for our weekly movies newsletter "The idea was that the movie would be a diversion if the feds or customs in Morocco" got suspicious, Stevenson said of the filming of the 1972 experimental short film "Medina. " The prequel The shoot. Lettre d’Aldous Huxley : « Les drogues, un accès à cet Autre Monde » | La lettre du dimanche. ...Il paraît évident que les anesthésiques, comme la mescaline et le LSD « ouvrent une porte » qui donne accès à des régions du cerveau dont nous avons ordinairement aucune connaissance, ou très peu, ou seulement occasionnellement.

Dans cette région du cerveau nous risquons parfois de vivre une expérience visionnaire terrible mais, le plus souvent (si nous sommes en bonne santé physique et psychologique), elle est belle et éclairante. « La gratitude est le ciel même » Nous risquons aussi de trouver ce que les mystiques appellent la « connaissance obscure » de la nature de l’univers, le « sentiment de quelque chose bien plus profondément interfondu » (pour reprendre les mots de Wordsworth), le sentiment que Tout est présent dans chaque détail, l’Absolu dans chaque relatif. Making-of Lettre d’Aldous Huxley à Philip B. Apprendre quelque chose sur l’univers Nous ne devons pas non plus oublier les effets de ‘ l’environnement restreint’. Part 2: Johann Hari on Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong. Des publicités vintages de l’époque où les drogues étaient légales. Quand des cobayes testaient du LSD dans les années 50.

Dans les années 50, le docteur Cohen menait des recherches sur le LSD. Un biographe américain en a retrouvé une preuve vidéo fascinante. Trip en direct. Aussi amusant que cela puisse paraître, le LSD n’avait pas mauvaise presse dans les années 50. Alors que la guerre contre la drogue n’existait pas encore, on menait même des études sur le psychotrope découvert accidentellement par le professeur Hofmann en 1938. Menée dans un hôpital de Los Angeles, cette expérimentation se porte sur une patiente dans un hôpital de Los Angeles.

La voix off de la vidéo explique que le verre d’eau que la patiente avale pour le test contient “100 gamma de LSD”, soit 100 microgrammes. Tout est en couleur et je peux ressentir l’air. Le LSD, sans danger ? Le docteur Sidney Cohen a bel et bien mené de longues recherches sur le LSD. Des expériences audiovisuelles similaires en Suisse Le docteur Cohen n’a pas été le seul médecin à expérimenter le LSD 25 sur des patients. L’idée ? J’ai chaud [...]. L.A. Woman And The Last Days Of Jim Morrison. Forget what you think you know. How Jim Morrison REALLY died, by the people who found the body, moved the body and buried him... In the early summer of 2009 I commissioned Max Bell to write a feature on LA Woman and The Death of Jim Morrison. My plan was to lean heavily on the LA Woman story – interview band members and get a proper breakdown of the Doors’ last album – and to balance that with a look at the theories around Morrison’s death.

The singer’s death was shrouded in bullshit. The usual guff: he’d been murdered. Neither Max or I believed this, but we thought it’d be interesting to explore. Deadline loomed – the feature was really good. Ronnie James Dio died on May 16th. By the time it came to print, we believed Bernett’s version. You read it here first. – Scott Rowley November 1970. The band have busked through a meagre collection of material, including the germ of L.A. “We played it so loud we blew his ears out,” says Doors drummer John Densmore.

“You know what? L.A. Smoking Tea Is Now A Thing, And Apparently It's Relaxing And Good For You. Smoking weed to relax used to be relatively taboo, at least in terms of how the general population viewed the practice. With legalization laws passing in more and more states, lighting up isn’t looked down upon so much anymore. After all, marijuana is a plant and for some, it really does help with psychological problems or physical ailments. But, not everyone benefits the same way. While weed relaxes some people, it makes others panicky; it can be tricky to tell how the high will be, especially if you’re not a frequent smoker. Digg shared this video, featuring Liz Neves, a storeowner in Brooklyn who sells smokeable tea. You can think of the product as a natural, high-free alternative to marijuana (great for those who want the calming benefits, but not the high).

Her shop, Raganella’s Botanical Solutions, offers lots of different blends of smokeable herbs. Granted, it sounds a little hippie-dippy and new-agey, but the reviews on Neves’ Etsy site are fantastic. H/T: Digg. Les blunts les plus tarés d'Instagram. Parce que j'aime les memes déclinés à l'infini, les photos des légendes du rap des années 80 et 90 et les .gifs de chiots qui se roulent dans l’herbe, je suis Snoop Dogg sur Instagram. Apparemment, le rappeur est aussi un gros amateur de défis créatifs, comme j’ai pu m’en rendre compte il y a quelques semaines, quand il a posté ce prodigieux blunt roulé en forme de fusil de précision, avec le trépied, la lunette, et tout le bordel.

Tellement réaliste que ça ne m’étonnerait pas qu’il tire des boulettes de weed. En tant que modeste journaliste musical, je ne suis pas en position de défier Snoop, mais je le suis depuis assez longtemps maintenant que pour savoir qu’il a juste piqué la photo et l'a repostée en faisant croire que c'était lui qui avait réalisé ce petit bijou. Bien que Snoopzilla ait une passion notoire pour les drogues récréatives, une rapide analyse de son compte Instagram confirme que son truc à lui, c’est plutôt les cônes standards. FAUX, CONNARD. Le L.A. Les tissages Merde. 10 famous geniuses and their drugs of choice. Is intelligence related to an increased likelihood of recreational drug use?

It’s an interesting hypothesis, and one that’s been gaining momentum in recent years. If a definitive link between intellectual capacity and drug use does exist, it will likely be some time before anyone establishes one. Having said that, this much is for certain: History has more than its fair share of experimenting experimentalists. Let’s meet 10 of history’s most influential scientific and technological visionaries, along with their drugs of choice. 1. To Freud, cocaine was more than a personal indulgence; he regarded it as a veritable wonder drug, and for many years was a huge proponent of its use in a wide array of applications. Freud published such a review, titled “Uber Coca” in 1884. 2. 3. In 1863, French chemist Angelo Mariani invented “Vin Mariani,” a Bordeaux wine treated with coca leaves, the active ingredient of which is none other than cocaine. 4.

His secret? 5. LSD was a big deal for Steve Jobs. Nick Tosches on Opium Dens. “Arthritis,” my friend observes to me by way of explanation. “Good live bladder. Top dollar.” This—what we have witnessed here in the Hong Kong night—is true connoisseurship, pure of any note of bell pepper lurking in the cassis. It is the same, true connoisseurship that surrounds the secret brewing techniques of the best snake soups, the pickling techniques and proper extraction, morseling, and savoring of delicacies such as pig-face. Surely, I figure, if this sort of rare and fine connoisseurship lingers furtively on, there must yet exist somewhere amid the labyrinths of this vast city at least one last sanctum of that greatest of connoisseurships.

Hua-yan jian, they were called: flower-smoke rooms. The flowers were courtesans; the smoke was opium. The flower-smoke rooms, which thrived in Shanghai and Hong Kong from the 19th century until the early 1930s, were of all sorts, from lowly brothels to chambered quarters of sybaritic splendor. My friend was not alone in telling me this. Russell Brand: Philip Seymour Hoffman is another victim of extremely stupid drug laws. Philip Seymour Hoffman: 'The troubling message behind his death, which we all feel without articulating, is that it was unnecessary and we know something could be done.' Photograph: Jamie Simonds/Bafta/Rex Philip Seymour Hoffman's death was not on the bill. If it'd been the sacrifice of Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber, that we are invited to anticipate daily, we could delight in the Faustian justice of the righteous dispatch of a fast-living, sequin-spattered denizen of eMpTyV. We are tacitly instructed to await their demise with necrophilic sanctimony.

When the end comes, they screech on Fox and TMZ, it will be deserved. The Mail provokes indignation, luridly baiting us with the sidebar that scrolls from the headline down to hell. But Philip Seymour Hoffman? A troubling component of this sad loss is the complete absence of hedonism. Addiction is a mental illness around which there is a great deal of confusion, which is hugely exacerbated by the laws that criminalise drug addicts.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 - Impact Assessment - e-petitions. Responsible department: Home Office Drug related harms and the costs to society remain high in Britain, with a growing consensus that the current enforcement led approach is not working. In recent months the independent UK Drugs Policy Commission has highlighted the fact that Government is spending around £3 billion a year on a policy that is often self-defeating; and the Home Affairs Select Committee has concluded Government action is needed "now, more than ever" to consider all the alternatives to our failing drug laws and learn from countries that have adopted a more evidence based approach.

We are concerned that, in this age of austerity, nobody is checking whether Britain's current approach is value for money - or money wasted. As this e-petition has received more than 10 000 signatures, the relevant Government department have provided the following response: We are however not complacent. Not received your confirmation email?