It’s legal to manufacture cocaine and heroin for medical use — and Britain is the world’s biggest exporter

The UK is the world’s biggest exporter of legal cocaine and heroin, according to new figures. Heroin and cocaine still have medicinal uses and can therefore be manufactured legally. The UK exported 57kg of legal cocaine in 2016, far ahead of the next biggest exporter. Switzerland was the biggest importer of legal heroin. The new […]

No, you can’t bring cocaine & heroin to the stadium during the World Cup in Russia

Less fake news and more of a non-story, the numerous reports that claim fans will be allowed to bring otherwise illegal drugs to the World Cup matches this summer, which have been reprinted a myriad times, are due for a debunking. “Russian stadiums to allow cocaine, cannabis and heroin at 2018 FIFA World Cup,” claimed Newsweek; […]

Liberals say they’ll back prescription heroin, drug checking services to fight opioid crisis

The federal government will support new treatment options for drug addicts, including giving them prescription opioids or pharmaceutical grade heroin, backing quality testing of street drugs and helping provinces set up overdose prevention sites in emergencies. CBC | Health News

The Heroin Don's Last Meal

John Turano was working a shift at his father’s Italian-American restaurant, Joe and Mary’s, on July 12, 1979, when Carmine “Lilo” Galante walked through the door. A mob strongman and regular patron, Galante was escorted — along with two Sicilian bodyguards — to his usual table in the back courtyard. Temperatures soared that summer day […]

Louis Theroux: Dark States – Journalist sniffs heroin on addict’s palm

One addict Louis interviewed explained that her latest delivery had “a smell to it” which meant that it had either been “re-cut” or was a “decent quality”. Finding it hard to describe the vinegar scent, the addict offered her palm out to Louis to smell the drug. As Louis explained that it was “weird” and […]

Beyond Dope 💊

Flip through rap radio in the last couple years, and patterns emerge. Between the bars of Future’s viral hit “Mask Off” — “Percocets / Molly, Percocets” — there might be Logic’s hit “1-800-273-8255,” describing suicidal thoughts, the title of the song itself the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number. Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llf3” […]

‘You’re trying to solve a drug problem with another drug’: Vaccines for cocaine, heroin and opioid addictions

Scientists are exploring ways to create vaccines against drug addiction. So far, there’s research into vaccines for cocaine, heroin and other opioid addictions. The vaccine would prevent a high by blocking drugs from getting to brain cells. CBC | Health News

New heroin vaccine helps users quit by blocking its effects

John Moore/Getty Images Researchers have developed a vaccine against heroin that works by blocking its narcotic effects. In other words, it prevents the user from feeling anything, undercutting the purpose of taking the drug at all. A single shot would work for weeks at a time, with the best formulation blocking the effects for at […]

An underground injection site for heroin users has been operating in the US for years

Thomson Reuters (NEW YORK) — A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the U.S. for the past three years, a report reveals. None were known to exist in the U.S. until the disclosure in a medical journal, although several states and cities are pushing […]