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A drug dealer was identified by a picture of him holding a block of Stilton cheese after police enhanced the photo and found his fingerprints. Carl Stewart, 39, shared the photo on EncroChat, an encrypted messaging service, and police found the photo and were able to identify his fingerprints. Stewart pleaded guilty to conspiracy to […]

The CEO of Iterable, the $2 billion email marketing startup, has claimed that he was fired after using LSD during work hours. Justin Zhu claimed that he was let go after microdosing LSD in order to improve his focus before a meeting in 2019. According to Bloomberg, co-founder Andrew Boni announced Zhu’s firing over email last […]

A California bill aims to decriminalise psychedelic and recreational drugs. The bill has been introduced by Democrat senator Scott Wiener and is one of the most progressive drug reform bills in US history. It has been submitted to the California state legislature and seeks to decriminalise the possession and personal use of psychedelic drugs LSD, […]

It’s like a question from a pub quiz in a K-hole: what links a hippy chemist, Margaret Thatcher, a free love cult in Oregon, European football, and the Happy Mondays? The answer is Ecstasy. Here’s how. In the UK in early 1987, most city’s nightclubs were violent dens of sexual harrassment and terrible music. A […]

MADE Festival has announced plans to offer on-site drug testing and counselling, following recommendations from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner. The Birmingham event will be working in collaboration with The Loop, which will be running its MAST (Multi-Agency Safety Testing) service at the event. This comes after the news of two deaths at […]

The majority of participants in trials using MDMA as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reacted well to the study. One year after the study was completed, 16 of the 26 involved – including 22 military veterans, three firefighters and a police officer – were no longer regarded to be suffering from PTSD. There […]

Illegal drugs could soon be decriminalised in Norway thanks to a recent vote within the Norwegian Parliament. The vote saw four out of nine parties vote in favour of the act, which would see decrimalisation of illegal drugs across the country. The Labor Party, Socialist Left, Conservatives and Liberals voted in support of the move, […]

A nightclub in Lincolnshire is cooperating with local authorities on a new campaign that puts drug itemiser machines at the club entrances in order to test patrons for illegal substances. Everyone who entered the Circle Nightclub had their hands swabbed and tested by the itemiser machines. The venue is the first in the area to […]

A new study has revealed the positive effects of magic mushrooms treating depression. 19 patients ingested the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin, with results showing that half of them had responded positively after five weeks. Reduced depressive symptoms happened as a result of decreased amygdala CBF, as stated by Scientific Reports. The study goes on to say: “The […]

Having already helped lead the way in marijuana legalisation, California may be on its way to legalising magic mushrooms as well. Newly proposed legislation wants to see the main ingredient in mushrooms, psilocybin, decriminalised so that anyone over the age of 21 won’t be penalised for selling, growing, possessing or transporting the substance. Residents could […]