rats_cocaine_ In the United States, cocaine is pretty much illegal, but if used for approved research purposes like turning rodents into addicts, totally cool. Professor Barry Setlow at Texas A&M University is doing a five-year study on rats to examine the effects it has on the brain. He was able to secure a $1.4 million grant, which he used in part to cop the drugs: “Setlow buys his cocaine from the federal government, which, he said, buys it from a company that produces controlled substances for research.” And unlike the mostly impure crap humans are forced to snort, these rats are likely getting the raw. |Eagle|