On April 19, 1943, chemist Albert Hofmann intentionally ingested LSD, and felt the drug’s hallucinogenic effects while riding his bicycle home. This short animation imagines what that journey home might have looked like from inside Hofmann’s mind.Read…
If you have, you are either living in South Korea, or lying, or possibly both. Derbisol is rarely discussed now, but at one point it was supposed to be the drug that caught out the kind of people who lie about taking drugs.Read more…  …
The drug policy debate is rarely free of hyperbole and oversimplification, and Conservative MP John Williamson has done little to change that. In a mailer sent out to his New Brunswick Southwest riding, Williamson asks voters to consider the Liberals’ […]
We may all ponder the mystery of life at times, but Ford Doolittle made it a vocation. The professor emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax, whose work helped uproot the tree of life, has spent more than 40 years unravelling the […]
Gemma Moss recently became the first woman in Britain “ruled to have been poisoned to death by smoking cannabis,” her sudden death referred to by tabloids as “the tragic proof that cannabis can kill.” But Moss’s story, while undeniably sad, has told us next to nothing about the dangers of pot. At the same time, its coverage has distracted from other, more practical conversations about drug safety and research.
The rainforests of the world are rapidly disappearing due to a range of issues, including illegal logging and cattle ranching. Now, researchers have pinpointed another surprising factor in the destruction of the rainforests in Central America: Drug tra…
More power to the people to take care of the people in a much better format than used by the government. What’s not to like?
The VICE vid is from several months ago.
“Self-defense” groups confronting a drug cartel in the western state o…
Well played, sign-owning, Star Wars-loving anti-drug activist. Well done indeed. Although it might be worth pointing out that post-meth R2-D2 never maliciously set any of his fellow droids on fire in order to burn them alive.Read more… &nb…
Yep, more reason why Bitcoins are here to stay Bitcoin ATM was a hit in Vancouver and now Toronto gets one. Located at King and Spadina, Bitcoin Decentral will function […]
Is marijuana’s beer-like buzz more damaging than what people get from hard liquor? Is there a scientific reason why this drug is deemed so dangerous and illegal? Nope. It turns out that marijuana prohibition laws in the 1930s were designed to prevent “darkies” from thinking “they’re as good as white men.”
Economic development officials in Windsor-Essex were in high spirits Tuesday after a U.S. company invested $12 million to create a medical marijuana facility in Lakeshore. Bill Chaaban, president of CEN Biotech, said his firm was taking advantage of Health Canada’s … Continue Reading
In a joint scientific effort, University of Toronto researchers have helped discover a human hormone that can eliminate the high caused by smoking pot. The buzz-killing breakthrough — the result of an international collaboration — raises hopes for the creation … Continue Reading
DENVER – A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver marijuana dispensary. Two floors of pot-growing rooms will have windows showing the shopping public how the mind-altering plant is grown. Shoppers will be … Continue Reading
Vancouver does have a few local standouts, however- one that has remained true to Vancouver is Rennie Foster. Foster is a fairly influential producer DJ that has mentored a lot of talent frequenting the best of the best in Berlin. Foster is headlining alongside Carlos Souffront- who hails from Detroit. I’m not huge on…
Part of my BLOGCEMBER 2013 series- the Theme is Electronic Music *** As always, let’s set the mood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLrdkk6dGOc (various artists) *** Anthony Collins isn’t one of my first choices but […]
LIMA, Peru — Peru says special forces troops have destroyed 20 clandestine landing strips used to fly drugs out of the jungle to Bolivia and Brazil. Military authorities said Wednesday that the landing strips were guarded by leftist Shining Path […]
One of the important things you should know is how to search for parties- especially if you are in a new city. Resident Advisor will list all the main parties at dedicated clubs. They will not usually list afterhours and will…
One of the things that can be confusing is the difference between producing and mixing (and then associated style).
As I already explained, NOT ALL DJs PRODUCE. Personally, I refuse to see Djs that don’t produce. Mostly because I approach these events as concerts- NOT just any other club night.
There is a time and place for Djs who …
GOOD PARTIES NEVER HAVE DRESS CODES. but MANY parties have dress THEMES. Some of the more organized parties will have costume themes and most people take part to collectively create a fantastical night. I never partake because I am joyless in that divi…
Other than a pretty meh movie from 2000, Boiler Room is like Electric Circus, but less about the go go dancing and more about the Dj. For those of you too young to remember ElectricCircus- thank goodness- it was cheesy and silly and you can just think …
From quirky, stripped-back techno injected with soul to deep, dub-inflected excursions, Deepchild has earned himself a reputation as groundbreaking producer, respected DJ and electrifying live-performer. Based in Berlin, the Australian artist has performed at many of the world’s most respected electronic music institutions:
Guy Gerber is probably one of my favourite Deep House Dj’s. Scratch that- he is my favourite. He performs way more in Ibiza (and Miami) that I would respect (I… have a hate-on for my fictional image of Ibiza), but he just creates such solid tracks. I also like his public presence. He perfectly straddles popular collaborations with mainstream artists (like P.Diddy) and the house music world. you can tell he has a perfect ear for electronic.
Guest Post by Ana Mardoll Here is a sequence of events as I understand them: 1. Alicia Beltran, who is pregnant, helpfully informed her doctor during a prenatal visit that prior to her pregnancy she had lived with and eventually overcome a pill addiction to prescription pain meds. 2. The physician didn’t believe her that […]
Part of my BLOGCEMBER 2013 series- the Theme is Electronic Music *** As always, let’s set the mood: *** Ben Klock did almost a 2.5 hour set on Saturday night at […]
I don’t even know how I became quite as obsessed as I am with Nautiluss- I don’t even like his individual tracks that much- I just honestly like listening to his sets….
One of the nice things is that Ben Klock is one of those legit artists that is still danceable. If you’re just getting into techno it’s a bit of a different style in terms of “the dance”. Techno tends to have a more frenetic… higher tempo beat than house. There’s an industrial quality to techno that can seem kind of confusing for someone who is more used to a more fluid house dance style.
If you go to these parties a lot- sometimes you’ll even see an entire crowd just facing forward to the DJ and watching him spin- they may crush up against the front to watch the details as soon as they come on stage. It truly is a concert experience.
The purpose of writing this is to let you know that price points depend on a lot of things and I want people to make decisions on genuine qualities rather than buying into a scene. The problem I am seeing with a lot of parties lately is that they have become progressively more expensive as they have become mainstream. I’m not saying mainstream can’t enjoy this music too- but remember that house and techno come from REALLY humble beginnings and it’s kind of like gentrification in music.
I’ll tell you the secret of a good dance party: If you walk in and see people dancing alone/ separately, you have hit gold. Good techno/house parties are not cliquey or sexualized grinding orgies. People go there to DANCE and they don’t need to wait for anyone else to start doing it.
European researchers have used a computer to design small synthetic molecules capable of attacking the deadly AIDS virus where it hurts the most: its ability to produce the genetic material required for replication. It’s the first time in history this …
We like to think of ourselves as open-minded, but we’re not. The problem is not that, once we’ve found a solution to a problem, we refuse to think of alternatives. It’s that we don’t even realize that there are alternatives to consider.Read more…&nbs…
Former soccer legend Diego ‘Hand of God’ Maradona is vowing to battle drug use in sports — even though he was an unrepentant cokehead for years. Now based in Dubai, the ex-Argentina ace told the Sport Without Crime forum he […]
The father of tragic chanteuse Amy Winehouse is vowing he’ll never cooperate with any attempt to make a Hollywood biopic of his daughter. Mitch Winehouse told Digital Spy at the annual Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball in London’s Dorchester Hotel in […]
OTTAWA — One of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s top cabinet ministers is calling on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to resign after bringing “dishonour” to Canada’s largest city — as some differing opinions emerge on the issue from the Conservative government. […]
A song from my childhood was on the satellite radio this evening. Transfusion, by Nervous Norvus. I looked him up on YouTube. He passed away a good many decades ago from alcohol abuse and skipped a chance at appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show to perform Transfusion. He really was nervous, I guess.
And of course there’s Ape Call:
Who says we don’t help to bring “democracy” and goodwill plus enrich the population of the countries we go to uninvited?
Despite years of international effort to reel back Afghanistan’s opium culture, cultivation and production hit record levels this year, and programs to counteract them have floundered, according to a new United Nations study.
Given how central an issue the country’s growing drug economy has become — driving official corruption, helping to fund the insurgency, creating instability in neighboring countries and intensifying a domestic addiction crisis — Western diplomats and officials said in interviews that the seeming failure of the drug war in Afghanistan will weigh heavily on the legacy of the dozen-year NATO military mission as it draws to a close next year……….
AMSTERDAM — She couldn’t resist. Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs on Sunday. The 20-year old pop star also took home the Best Video award for her hit song […]
A year after the first three states legalized marijuana, it has become an irresistible commodity in a booming industry. Conformation of the revolution came in Seattle this week, where investors paid over $1,000 just to attend a startup fair and … Continue Reading
OTTAWA — The federal government has tabled new legislation to tackle drug use in prisons. The Drug Free Prisons Act will give the Parole Board of Canada new powers to deal with offenders who test positive for drugs or refuse […]