Stan Getz on his Wasted Years
THC is produced by the marijuana plant as “a self-defense against herbivores who might feel disorientated after eating the plant and avoid it in the future.” Anyway, here’s A Scientific Explanation of How Marijuana Causes the Munchies
An actor who played McGruff the Crime Dog was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to the possession of 1,000 pot plants, a grenade launcher as well as 26 other weapons, and 9,000 rounds of ammunition.
Weed Bowl 48 and other mind-altering Super Bowl XLVIII stories by Steve Busfield
Legalized marijuana, Adderall suspensions and head concussions are the stories that the NFL would rather not talk about in its biggest week of the year
For those of you in need of Valentine’s Day cards, Andrew just made some.
What Albert Hofmann’s first lsd trip technically could have been like.
Eagle Scout. Idealist. Drug Trafficker? by David Segal
Ross Ulbricht is accused of being the mastermind of Silk Road, the world’s largest and most notorious black market for drugs.
The ever-evolving snow business.
From ‘Bikini Cruises’ and blow jobs to binge drinking and casual snorting, the sales team for 19 Action News in Cleveland, Ohio do whatever it takes to close the deal.
A photo series by Magda Biernat about Taiwan’s scantily-clad hustlers and the glass boxes they work out of.
Doomed Love at the Taco Stand by Hunter S. Thompson
TIME asked HUNTER S. THOMPSON, a former copyboy here who went on to an even more exciting career as a gonzo journalist, to report from the set of the movie being made of his 1971 book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, in which Johnny Depp plays Thompson and the author appears in a cameo role. Thompson, who this year published a volume of collected letters called The Proud Highway, ended up taking Depp’s car and checkbook on a romantic adventure. Fasten your seat belts…
A Mission Gone Wrong by Matthias Schwartz
Overseas, the U.S. approach to drugs still looks a lot like war. The D.E.A., assisted by the U.S. military, acts as an international police force, coordinating with foreign militaries through a network of offshore bases. Operation Anvil, like many of its predecessors, combined the legal framework of a police action with the hardware and the rhetoric of war. Honduras is often referred to as “downrange”; drug traffickers are “the enemy”; the Mosquito Coast is a “battlespace.” What is remarkable is how many times the U.S. has tried such militarized counter-narcotics programs and how long it has been apparent how little they amount to.