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The Feds have arrested two men selling “Breaking Bad” heroin in Duchess County in Northern New York. Unfortunately the chemistry behind their product was way too potent. Theirs was adulterated with fentanyl, an extremely powerful opioid. Heroin is around 5 times stronger than morphine, and they added fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times stronger […]

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Palcohol, the powdered alcohol that will completely change the way we brunch and justify our one bottle of wine a day habit, had its label approval cruelly torn from it after the alcohol law blog Bevlaw reported on it. The makers claim it was just an error in the packaging but from the history of […]

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“Grams” (address at grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) was just launched last week, and true to its stolen web design, it’s trying to be a Google for the dark web. The developer has given out an API to let owners of these secretive dark web stores appear on Grams. These dark web stores sell anything from drugs and guns […]

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Opioid ODs now kill more people than car crashes. That’s a death around every half hour. In this epidemic, this public health disaster of our own creation, you can see why the FDA fast-tracked this new drug packaging. Naloxone or Narcan, is a powerful opioid antagonist. It runs to your brain, rips the fun out, […]

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How many times have I held someone’s hair or pushed away a way too affectionate hug because of you? Yes you, Four Loko — the vile combination of 12% malt liquor, 260mg of caffeine, and a pile of other crap that is an equivalent of shotgunning three beers and chasing with a venti black extra […]

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Alcohol, alcohol, you burn my lips so. Alcohol, alcohol, you knock me down so. Alcohol or more precisely, ethanol, is probably the oldest psychoactive drug we consume. Even elephants and monkeys love it, so we’re in good company. It’s implicated in a ton of horrible shit — neurotoxic, hepatotoxic, the list goes on. However, I […]

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“Krokodil” is the street-name for a concoction of gunk to democratize opioid-making. It’s in the news again because it made it to America and, allegedly, New York. We have the “Heroin Highway,” so why bother? Why try for yourself, when every news report is showing the stuff melting limbs? Why does Krokodil specifically cause people to rot? Chemically, we’re […]

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There’s a spectre hanging over hallucinogens, the spectre of 25I-NBOMe. It’s a substituted phenethylamine hallucinogenic and entactogenic stimulant. Chemically, it’s the N-benzyl derivative of the hallucinogen 2C-I. The addition of the 2-methyoxybenzyl made it an exceptionally potent 5-HT(2A) receptor agonist. They’re sold as “N-Bombs”, “2C-I-NBOMe”, “Smiles” or “25I”. I’m sure new and exciting street names […]

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Caffeine is a strong stimulant of the xanthine class. Naturally occurring, it’s the world’s most commonly consumed upper. Religions even exempt caffeine from restrictions on intoxicants because no one would worship a god that didn’t let you have a tea or a Coke. Caffeine is an addictive psychostimulant drug. It’s not known exactly how many […]

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If you don’t know what a Quaalude is, find an old person — anyone who would have been in their teens and twenties in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Ask them about “ludes.” If you can’t, read on. The chemical name for Quaalude (“kway-lewd”) is methaqualone (“meth-uh-kway-loan”). Methaqualone and its most common chemical relatives etaqualone and […]

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