1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.
    PLEASE HELP
    Dismiss Notice

Articles

Popular Articles

Culture

The Opium Wars made it clear China had fallen gravely behind the West — not just militarily, but economically and...
The Opium Wars have left an enduring sense of cultural antagonism between China and the West. The Opium Wars forced...
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of...
Though its history goes back centuries, the trusty water pipe is at a crossroads, as marijuana legalization changes...

Health

Justice & Law

  1. Bipartisan Backing of New Cannabis Caucus Spells Hope for US Pot Enthusiasts

    A bipartisan group of federal lawmakers launched the Congressional Cannabis Caucus with a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday afternoon. Members of the Cannabis Caucus see marijuana reform as an important issue and will...
  2. Political Heroin Hysteria Leads to Talk of Prohibition, Increased Narcotic Bookings

    This year, legislation has been introduced in at least 29 states that would increase penalties for heroin and fentanyl-related offenses, or allow for individuals to be held criminally liable or charged with murder/manslaughter when a...
  3. Philippine Senator and Duarte Critic Found Linked to Drug-Bribe Monies

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ former justice secretary, a senator and prominent critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly anti-drug crackdown, was charged Friday by prosecutors accusing her of receiving bribes from detained...
  4. Featured

    China Attempts to Ease US Concern Over Its Deadly Fentanyl, Carfentanil Exports

    China has decided to ban an extremely lethal substance contributing to the deaths of numerous American drug users. The National Narcotics Control Commission announced Thursday China will add carfentanil and three other synthetic opioids...
  5. Marijuana Decriminalization Coming to 4.5 Million Houston-Area Residents

    HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS - First-time offenders caught with less than 4 ounces of marijuana will no longer be arrested, ticketed or asked to appear in court when a new pot policy announced Thursday takes effect next month in Harris County,...

Medical Marijuana

Miscellaneous

Politics

  1. Conservatives Move to Mandatorily Drug Test State's Unemployment Recipients

    House Republicans gave Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and other Republican governors a gift on Wednesday: They voted to repeal a Labor Department rule that limited which workers state governments can drug test before handing out...
  2. NJ Governor's Proposed Bill 53 Would Hugely Limit Initial Pain Medicine Prescriptions

    The governor of New Jersey has taken the state’s opioid epidemic into his own hands after signing a new bill into law Wednesday that would limit painkiller prescriptions and force insurance companies to approve a patient's addiction...
  3. Pro-Pot US Lawmakers Launch Cannabis Caucus, Amidst Political Uncertainty

    Lawmakers looking to draw attention to pet issues have formed groups in favor of everything from auto care to zoos. Now, there’s a caucus for cannabis. Rep. Earl Blumenauer said the move — to be announced at a press conference Thursday...
  4. Christie Meets with Trump to Talk Drug Policy

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and President Donald Trump met at the White House to discuss drug policy. Governor Christie has made dealing with his state's opioid abuse crisis a top priority, appearing in a series of ads to promote...
  5. Congress Bullish on Marijuana's Future, Regardless of an Uncertain White House

    There’s optimism brewing on Capitol Hill that Congress could maintain or even accelerate marijuana legalization’s momentum in the face of rising concerns that the industry could be snuffed out federally. Members of a newly formed...

Weird News

Cannabis enthusiasts getting pictures of pot leaves painted on their nails is nothing new. But that’s not why #weednails is trending. Photos bearing the hashtag keep popping up on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media channels....
Image: Dream WorksALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Miguel Bustamante-Conchas was selling heroin in Albuquerque and wanted to cement his status with the Sinaloa Cartel. According to federal prosecutors, Bustamante, 40, decided he would marry off his...
Florida is famous for its wackiness, and here’s more proof that the Sunshine State is the best when it comes to weird crime tales. A police officer from Orlando is being disciplined for thinking a man’s doughnut glaze was crack cocaine and...
A small cannabis farm was discovered inside an uninhabited cottage on property owned by the Legoland theme park in Windsor, U.K. on Monday. According to The Sun, 50 marijuana plants measuring 3-feet high were found during “routine checks” by...
Loading...