Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Dirty Pictures (Shulgin Documentary)

Below is a link to Dirty Pictures, the new Ann & Sasha Shulgin documentary.  Please support these lovely people by donating or buying the DVD.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Walmart: The Walmart of Meth

World's Dumbest Criminals will have to fight for this one....

It's a chilly Sunday afternoon.  Like so many other Bible Belt dwellers, 45-year-old Wal-Mart shopper Alisha Halfmoon is milling through the aisles of her favorite hangout when she begins taking products from the shelves and building a makeshift meth lab...inside the fucking store.

According to KJRH:

"She's been arrested before for the manufacture of methamphetamine. While speaking with some of the firefighters on the scene she made statements that that's what she was doing that she was attempting to obtain these chemicals and was in the process of trying to manufacture methamphetamine. However she said that she was not very good at it," said police officer David Shelby.

You can say that again.

If this isn't proof positive that meth causes brain damage, nothing is.   Mary would run around Wal-Mart stark-ass naked with cowbells tied to her nipples before she would attempt to set up a meth lab in a public venue.  Not only is it illegal, it's downright tacky.  Was this lady raised in a BARN or something?! 


Reference: Woman Arrested After Trying to Make Meth Inside S. Tulsa Walmart

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Dope Jams: Sippin' On Some Syrup

"Sippin' On Some Syrup" by 3 6 Mafia.  From the album, When the Smoke Clears (2000).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just Say Know Gets Practical

If you follow this blog, you already know the importance of harm reduction.  But where can you find affordable testing kits, scales and other harm reduction equipment?

Introducing Mary's Shop of Horrors:  an online store designed with smart psychonauts in mind.  We have everything you need for safer use, including clean syringes, vaporizers, digital scales, detox kits and more.  Browse products, check customer reviews and make purchases all from the comfort of your home.  We accept all major credit cards and payments from your checking account.  If you're not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it for a full refund in most cases.  What's not to love?

We also carry general accessories like herb grinders, glass screens, pipes and papers.  Our store is located to the right of this post.

Happy shopping!

Mary Microgram

Synthetic Drugs Act Hits House of Reps

Looks like Christmas is coming early for gangsters, dope pushers and cartels this year.  

H.R. 1254—also known as the Synthetic Drugs Act of 2011—is set to be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives sometime in the coming weeks.  The bill would ban a long list of chemicals from the cannabinoid, stimulant and psychedelic classes.  Like recent bills of its kind, the Synthetic Drugs Act will place currently-legal chemicals in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act alongside heroin, crack and other “hard” drugs.   

Nevermind that there’s literally ZERO medical research to determine whether these drugs meet the Schedule I criteria of “dangerous and addictive with no medical value”.  I mean, who cares if they're not addictive, have caused virtually no deaths and could one day be found to cure some deadly disease?  They’re evil, and they must be stopped.  Think of the children.   (Fun fact:  most of these substances would be completely unknown if not for drug prohibition, which makes safer alternatives illegal, scarce and notoriously impure).

A few of the more well-known substances covered by the bill include JWH-122, 2C-E, ethylone and 2C-I.  There are many others. 

You can track the progress of the bill here. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Book Review: No Speed Limit: The Highs and Lows of Meth

No Speed Limit: The Highs and Lows of Meth takes a somewhat controversial stance on what is currently known as America's #1 drug epidemic--methamphetamine.   While it doesn't glorify or promote meth use (far from it), the author goes to great lengths to debunk some commonly held myths that are generally accepted as fact by laywomen like you and me.  The result is a captivating, frightening and emotional story whose ending has yet to be written. 

The book opens with the author doing something both brave and stupid:  indulging in meth—a drug he’d long since given up after a not-so-successful run several decades ago.  The result is the startling realization that today’s meth is far more potent and “scary” than that of the ‘70s and ‘80s. 

From there, we’re taken through a high-speed history of meth, from the discovery of ephedrine in the 19th century to the meth labs of today.  Perhaps the most disturbing factoid is that meth and other amphetamines are THE most widely-prescribed class of drugs in the history of American pharmacology.  As stated on page 92, “By 1958, the legal production of amphetamine pills had reached an astonishing 3.5 billion, enough to supply every person in America with twenty standard doses."  Yikes.  We also see the role meth played in World War II, fueling brutality on all sides in Hitler’s army, the Japanese kamikaze missions and the American effort. 

This book covers a lot of ground, debunking meth myths while introducing us to the human toll of meth use in America.  While its format is somewhat chaotic, each section offers enough information to satisfy the reader’s curiosity while leaving something to the imagination. 

RATING:  **** of *****