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European Union Bans New Wave of Research Chemicals

European Union Bans New Wave of Research Chemicals

The European Commission has banned four noval psychoactive substances (NPS) usually referred to as research chemicals: Methoxetamine, AH 7921, 25I-NBOMe and MDPV. This decision has come after an investigation by Europol and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Abuse (EMCDDA) found that these substances had ‘no established medical...

Rediscovering Drugs

Reconsidering Drugs: Mapping Victorian and Modern Drug Discourses by Lawrence Driscoll

Title: Reconsidering Drugs: Mapping Victorian and Modern Drug Discourses [HB] Author: Lawrence Driscoll Publisher: Palgrave ISBN: 0312222726 Year: 2000 In the introduction to Reconsidering Drugs, its author Lawrence Driscoll describes a society that promulgates the idea that “we investigate the problem of drugs, assuming that only they use drugs, and...

by Images of Money

Drugs and Denial: Society Soaked in Chemicals

Clever little blighters us human beings, very pushy at getting what we want, and now with the skills of science and chemistry, employed in the pursuit of profit, we can make all manner of ‘stuff’; easily and conveniently Use of chemical ‘stuff’ has quietly crept up on us, especially during...

Charlotte Walsh

Plant Psychedelics in the English Courts: Legal Uncertainty & “Dog Law”

The Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness lectures series presents: Charlotte Walsh – Plant Psychedelics in the English Courts: Legal Uncertainty & “Dog Law” Human ingestion of psychedelic plants is thought to stretch from pre-history to the present; in more recent epochs such rituals have been shadowed by attempts at their suppression. This talk,...

Salvation by drfranken

Ayahuasca and the Vines of Politics

The following article has been written and contributed to PsypressUK by the Reverend Nemu, author of Science Revealed and the Nemu’s End blog, with special thanks to the other Devilish Dan. We’d like to extend our thanks to the Reverend for his time and effort writing this article. After bubbling and brewing away for millennia in the...

Operation Julie by Lyn Ebenezer

Operation Julie by Lyn Ebenezer

Originally published in Welsh, in 2008, ‘Operation Julie’ by Lyn Ebenezer looks at what is arguably the most famous UK police drug operation in history. This English edition was published in 2010 and has the novel advantage of being the first book exclusively on Operation Julie not to be written...

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A UK Magic Mushroom Flashback

At a time when we’re being encouraged to have our say politically, it seems appropriate to have a little Magic Mushroom flashback. The active ingredients of Psilocybe mushrooms (psilocybin and psilocin) were made schedule 1 drugs in the UK, in 1971, meaning possession and supply could land you a very...

nakedtruthaboutdrugs

The Naked Truth About Drugs by Daniel E. Williams

Originally published in 2004 ‘The Naked Truth About Drugs’ by Daniel E. Williams is a retrospective look at the socio-historical place of drugs in U.S. history. Interspersed within the narrative, Daniel entwines episodes from his own life, including his experiences of a variety of drugs and, as a drug user,...

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