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Mexican drug gains U.S. following

Localização: 
Boston, MA
United States
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Reuters
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http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=inDepthNews&storyID=2007-02-28T130642Z_01_N24424552_RTRUKOC_0_US-DRUGS-SALVIA.xml&WTmodLoc=NewsHome-C3-inDepthNews-2

Lecture: Entheogens, Enlightenment, and Experimental Humanities

Entheogens, Enlightenment, and Experimental Humanities with Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University and Author of Psychoactive Sacramentals. Presented by the Templeton Research Lectureship Program on the Constructive Engagement Between Science and Religion (2005-2008) in Association with the Spirituality, Religion, and Health Interest Group. For questions, please contact 215-614-0332 or go to www.mindreligion.com. Pizza will be provided after the lecture.
Data: 
Wed, 02/07/2007 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Localização: 
3400 Spruce Street 1st Floor Maloney
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Lawmakers hear arguments on salvia ban

Localização: 
Augusta, ME
United States
Publication/Source: 
Bangor Daily News (ME)
URL: 
http://bangordailynews.com/news/t/news.aspx?articleid=145495&zoneid=500

Magic mushrooms set for UK cancer trials

Localização: 
London
United Kingdom
Publication/Source: 
Daily India (FL)
URL: 
http://www.dailyindia.com/show/103522.php/Magic-mushrooms-set-for-UK-cancer-trials

"Magic Mushrooms" May Ease Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Study Finds

Localização: 
Tucson, AZ
United States
Publication/Source: 
Transworld News
URL: 
http://www.transworldnews.com/NewsStory.aspx?storyid=11659&ret=Default.aspx

Maine bill seeks regulation of legal hallucinogenic drug

Localização: 
ME
United States
Publication/Source: 
Bangor Daily News (ME)
URL: 
http://bangordailynews.com/news/t/news.aspx?articleid=144637&zoneid=500

Along the Northern Mexican Border, Fear Rules

Localização: 
Mexico
URL: 
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-laredo23nov23,0,7147230.story?coll=la-home-world

Europe: British Drug Expert Calls for Downgrade on LSD, Ecstasy

Britain's drug classification scheme is out of whack and should be adjusted, said Dr. David Nutt, head of the British parliament's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) in remarks reported by the BBC. Nutt called for ecstasy and LSD to be downgraded from Class A to Class B, while suggesting that barbiturates should be upgraded to Class A.

Grouping ecstasy and LSD with other Class A drugs like heroin is "an anomaly," Nutt said, adding that barbiturates could be "worth moving up to Class A." Nutt was responding to a query from the House of Commons' all-party Science and Technology Committee. "I think 4MTA [a little used relative of Ecstasy], LSD and ecstasy probably shouldn't be Class A," he told the committee.

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British Parliament
In theory, Britain's drug classification scheme reflects the relative dangers of various controlled substances. But the scheme has been under increasing attack from critics -- including a parliamentary committee -- who say it does not accurately reflect the comparative social and personal harms of using various drugs.

Under Britain's classification scheme, possession of Class A drugs carries a maximum sentence of seven years, compared to five for Class B drugs. Sales of Class A drugs can bring a maximum of life in prison, compared to 14 years for Class B drugs.

While other committee members confirmed that ecstasy's status is under review, British drugs minister Vernon Croaker told the BBC he would listen to the ACMD's recommendations, but would not be bound by them. "If the ACMD look at a drug and come to us with a recommendation of course we will look at it," he said. "Whether we then act on it will be a matter of political judgment."

This isn't the first time a move to downgrade ecstasy -- which is used by an estimated half-million Britons each weekend -- has been bruited. In 2002, the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee recommended lowering the penalties for ecstasy, but that suggestion was dismissed by then Home Secretary David Blunkett. Last month, current Home Secretary John Reid said he would not revise the classification system despite rising criticism.

DEA: Mind-Altering Drugs are Available in Stores, But Don’t Buy Them

Someone needs to remind the DEA and CBS 4 in Denver that many people actually enjoy doing drugs.

DEA Warns Over-The-Counter Drug Is Like Acid
encourages people not to take salvia. It also identifies by name several stores you shouldn’t go to because they sell it and describes vivid hallucinations you can avoid by not smoking it.

The thing is, suggesting that a drug is "a lot like taking acid" and complaining that it is available "at the Head Quarters on South Marion Street in Denver" is a curious way of discouraging salvia experimentation. I wonder how the proprietors of Head Quarters feel about local news exposing them for selling potent legal drugs and giving away their location.

Dave Chappelle once did a skit in which he played a crack addict addressing a group of school children about the dangers of crack. During the course of his presentation, he inadvertently provided numerous details about where crack could be purchased, at which point the students all started taking notes.

This is just like that, except it’s not supposed to be funny.

Localização: 
United States

CSU law students take on 'Cocaine' in trademark case

Localização: 
Cleveland, OH
United States
Publication/Source: 
Cleveland Plain Dealer
URL: 
http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/business/1160555990105360.xml&coll=2

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