Category: Drugs

20 Medical Studies That Prove Cannabis Can Cure Cancer & How Woman Replaced 40 Medications With Raw Cannabis Juice

Although the results may not be shocking to everyone, many people on the planet are just starting to wake up to the tremendous medicinal benefits that cannabis has to offer. A recent study conducted by the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany just discovered that the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system triggers the release of antioxidants that act as a cleansing mechanism. This process is known to remove damaged cells and improve the efficiency of mitochondria. Read more [...]

‘Godfather of Ecstasy’ Sasha Shulgin Dies After 4,000 Trips Aged 88

Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, the chemist, pharmacologist and author known for popularising the drug MDMA and creating and synthesizing hundreds of psychoactive drugs, has died aged 88. Shulgin, dubbed the 'Godfather of Ecstasy', died at his home in California after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He had been suffering ill health over the past few years, including having suffered a stroke in 2010. His wife, Ann Shulgin, confirmed his death via Facebook. She wrote: "Sasha died today [2 June], Read more [...]

Take LSD, Stay Out of Prison? Large Study Links Psychedelic Use to Reduced Recidivism

A study of more than 25,000 people under community corrections supervision suggests the use of psychedelic drugs like LSD can keep people out of prison. The research is the first in 40 years to examine whether drugs like LSD and “magic” mushrooms can help reform criminals. “Our results provide a notable exception to the robust positive link between substance use and criminal behavior,” the researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Johns Hopkins University School Read more [...]

Dolphins ‘Get High’ by Chewing Puffer Fish for their Mind-Altering Nerve Toxins

Dolphins are thought of as one of the most intelligent species in the animal kingdom – and experts believe they have put their ingenuity to use in the pursuit of getting “high”. In extraordinary scenes filmed for a new documentary, young dolphins were seen carefully manipulating a certain kind of puffer fish which, if provoked, releases a nerve toxin. Though large doses of the toxin can be deadly, in small amounts it is known to produce a narcotic effect, and the dolphins appeared to Read more [...]

Marijuana Cures this 6 Year Old Girl’s 300 Seizures a Week

Suffering from a rare form of epilepsy called dravet syndrome, Charlotte Figi has dealt with violent seizures since she was a newborn - as many as 300 seizures a week.  When more than a dozen pharmaceuticals failed, Charlotte's mother tried a last resort in 2012, and began using Cannabis Oil.  Charlotte, who had been unable to walk, or talk, or even eat, was now playing, and her seizures were down to just 1 or 2 a week.  "[Charlotte] is consistently eating and drinking on her own for the Read more [...]

Study: Magic Mushrooms Repair Brain Damage From Extreme Trauma

A new study by The University of South Florida has found that low doses of the active ingredient in magic mushrooms repairs brain damage caused by extreme trauma, offering renewed hope to millions of sufferers of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). The study confirms previous research by Imperial College London, that psilocybin, a naturally occurring compound present in "shrooms", stimulates new brain cell growth and erases frightening memories. Mice conditioned to fear electric shock when Read more [...]

Uruguay Will Sell Legal Marijuana For $1 Per Gram, Official Says

Uruguay's drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram. A law already passed in the lower house of Congress and expected to pass in the Senate later this year would make Uruguay the first country in the world to license and enforce rules for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumers. The El Pais newspaper reported Sunday that drug chief Julio Calzada says marijuana sales should start in the second half of 2014 at a price of $1. He Read more [...]

7 Miraculous Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

“I believe that mycelium is the neurological network of nature. Interlacing mosaics of mycelium infuse habitats with information-sharing membranes. These membranes are aware, react to change, and collectively have the long-term health of the host environment in mind. The mycelium stays in constant molecular communication with its environment, devising diverse enzymatic and chemical responses to complex challenges.” ― Paul Stamets, Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World Perhaps Read more [...]