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Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?

Catnip is the most famous stimulant for cats. How does it work, why does it not affect all cats, and are there any catnip alternatives? We investigate. * Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs * Genetics * Neurology / Neuroscience * Veterinary * Catnip & Humans The internet is rife with funny cat videos showing their reactions to a plant commonly known as “catnip.” What is catnip, does it affect all felines, is it safe […]

Newfound Cannabis Compound May Be 30 Times More Potent Than THC

But we still don’t know if it causes a high or has medical benefits. Two newfound cannabinoids have been discovered in the glands of the Cannabis plant, and one of them may be at least 30 times as potent as the high-inducing compound THC. No one knows, however, exactly what effect these cannabinoids actually have on the human body. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, plugs into receptors in the brain and alters our ability to reason, record […]

11 Unexpected Ways You Can Fail a Drug Test

There may be a perfectly good explanation. See which everyday things — including many common medications — could be to blame. What Can Cause a False Positive Drug Test 1/12…Secondhand Marijuana Smoke If you hang out often with someone who puffs on pot, your urine could have traces of THC. That’s the chemical in the cannabis plant that gets you high. But chances are very low that you’ll have enough THC to trigger the positive […]

What cannabis does to your brain exposed

The ACT has passed a bill to make recreational use of weed legal. by Ben Graham 8th Oct 2019 6:25 PM Just as Australia looks to take a small step towards relaxing its cannabis laws, the Federal Government seems determined to bring the stoner dream crashing down. The ACT Legislative Assembly has passed a bill to legalise the drug for personal use in the nation’s capital from January 31, 2020. The laws – containing a […]

11,000 Australians approved: Medicinal cannabis

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt inspects cannabis plants on the Sunshine Coast. Picture: Darren England/AAP by AAP 6th Oct 2019 2:15 PM The Federal Government is providing $3 million to investigate how medicinal cannabis can help cancer patients. It comes as Health Minister Greg Hunt reveals more than 11,000 Australians have been approved to access medicinal cannabis products, most of them this year. The multi-million dollar research grant will be used to look at how […]

‘Billion-dollar’ haul: Police seize bags of hard drugs after yacht runs aground in Abrolhos Islands West Australian Coast

Two men, a French national and a British national, crashed the yacht into a reef off the coast of Geraldton last Monday afternoon. Authorities got more than they bargained for when they set out to find the crew of a yacht which got stuck on a reef in the Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia’s Mid West on Monday, uncovering about 40 bags of illicit drugs including methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. Two men faced Geraldton Magistrates […]

Just before her 21st birthday, Mary was given an unusual gift: addiction

It is hard to find a woman in a relationship with anyone on ice who hasn’t been violently abused, say experts. Credit: just before her 21st birthday, Mary* was given an unusual gift – addiction. “My boyfriend of the time gave me my first injection of ice,” Mary, a pseudonym, told a special inquiry into the drug ice and other amphetamines. Her violent boyfriend, who was addicted to ice, had been trying to get her […]

Homelessness, sex and drugs: Find out about life of a highly educated ice addict

Once an inmate owns a syringe in a NSW Auatralian prison it becomes like a “library card with people lining up to use it”, an inquiry into the drug ice has heard. Identified only as Mr PG, the highly-educated former prisoner who worked on the movies Babe and Star Wars, said his life fell apart in his 40s. This triggered a four-year cycle of depression, homelessness, sex and drug use, including ice (crystal methamphetamine). Within […]

People Are Overdosing on Wasp Spray in West Virginia as an alternative to methamphetamine

  Several people in a county in West Virginia recently overdosed from wasp spray, which they used as an alternative to methamphetamine, according to news reports. Police in Boone County say they’ve seen a rise in residents abusing wasp spray to achieve a meth-like high, according to local news outlet WCHS. The practice is believed to have played a role in three overdoses in the county last week, WCHS reported. “People are making a synthetic […]

Over a Dozen Babies in Spain Developed ‘Werewolf Syndrome’ from Drug Mix-Up

Parents panicked when their babies grew a thick layer of hair. Parents in Spain started panicking this summer when 17 children and babies mysteriously came down with hypertrichosis, or “werewolf syndrome,” a condition in which their bodies and faces became covered in a dense layer of hair, according to news reports. “My boy’s forehead, cheeks, arms, legs and hands filled with hair. He had an adult’s eyebrow,” Ángela Selles, the mother of 6-month-old baby Uriel, […]

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