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From cul-de-sac-fever-dream gone bust to vertically integrated weed opportunity zone, the high desert town of California City is hoping the winds of fate will finally blow its way.

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We meet two Swedish drug users who have escaped Sweden's zero-tolerance policy and instead live on the streets of Copenhagen.

The Truth About Ecstasy: High Society

British people statistically take more MDMA in one session than any other country on the planet. And not just a little bit more: on average, Brits take 420 milligrams per session.

Using LSD, MDMA and Psilocybin to Treat Mental Health

A groundswell of academic opinion suggests that psychedelic substances like LSD and psilocybin could be utilised to serve a raft of therapeutic benefits.

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What We Can Learn From a Tiny Baltic Country's Two-Decade Fentanyl Crisis

A look at the opioid problem in Estonia suggests that in some parts of the U.S. and Canada, fentanyl is likely to replace heroin for good. The country's experience also offers a few workable solutions.

What Happens When a 'Progressive' Democrat Refuses to Help People with Addiction

If New York's Governor Cuomo doesn’t sign these laws, he is literally condemning hundreds of people to die for the sake of insurance-company greed.

'Drugs Without the Trip' Might Be Peak Silicon Valley

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Research Casts Doubt on Cannabis as a Reliable Pain and Insomnia Treatment

New studies on medical cannabis and cancer highlight the lack of credible science about how weed really impacts our health.

How to Expunge Your Record for Cannabis Crimes: Illinois

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Our Health Is in the Toilet and Tech Has No Clue How to Help

Companies trotted out smart helmets, orgasm trackers, and more health “solutions” no one asked for at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show.

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Health Insurance Companies Can Charge People Who Vape Up to 50% More

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Two Old Guys Reveal They Know Nothing About Vaping

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Psychedelics Were Already Having a Good Year. Then Andrew Yang Tweeted

"We are at the forefront of the fight to end the war on drugs," one advocate said of a budding movement.

Psychedelics Are for Queer Folks, Too

LGBTQ people stand to benefit hugely from psychedelic therapy. Treatment spaces have some changes to make.

Can a Trip-Free Psychedelic Still Help People With Depression?

Psilocybin has shown promise for conditions like depression. Now, researchers are asking if the psychedelic experience is absolutely necessary to treat mental health.

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Amazon Is Still Selling Festive Christmas Sweaters Showing Santa Doing Cocaine

Walmart pulled it, but Santa continues to let it snow in Jeff Bezos's holiday party land.

How the Drug Trade Transformed a Peaceful Tropical Country into a Narco State

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To explain his lack of support for legalization, Joe Biden cited a line of reasoning at odds with federally approved science.

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