Lucas Richert

The 10 Greatest Drug Movies of the Past 50 Years

Cheech and Chong. Tony Montana. Reefer MadnessBlow. These are some of the characters and films that normally come to mind when you bring up drugs in cinema. But let's get real, folks. It goes so much deeper.

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Canada's Medical Cannabis Conundrum

On June 11, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canadians with a valid prescription could take medical marijuana in other forms besides just a dried form.

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It's Time for Dr. Oz to Hit the Yellow Brick Road

Doctors should not be cheerleaders. They shouldn’t be flowery with their language about weight-loss treatments. And they sure as hell shouldn’t pitch miracle cures to the public.

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3 Trippy Ideas from a Radical Pioneer of Psychedelic Psychiatry

In 1964, British psychiatrist Humphrey Osmond sat down with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Princeton, New Jersey for a sweeping, six-hour interview.

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The Zombie Bath Salt Apocalypse

As Americans grapple with the legality of marijuana across the country, drug testing in sports, and emerging e-cigarette rules, not to mention a host of other hot-button issues in the realm of drug policy, it would be wise to pay attention to designer drugs.

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Psychiatry and Drug Use: Challenging "The Great Disconnect"

In recent years, the modification of marijuana laws in the United States, multiple doping scandals in professional sports (from Lance Armstrong to A-Rod), and the right-to-die debate have helped focus the public’s attention on drugs. At the same time, academia, policy-makers and interest groups all have a need for superior information about the complex role that recreational drugs and pharmaceutical products play in our lives.

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Do We Regulate E-Cigs, Ban Them, or What?

The Oxford English Dictionary crowned "vape" its Word of the Year in mid-November.  In doing so, "vape" beat out such words as "bae," "slacktivism," and "budtender," for the championship belt.

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Can Ketamine Fight Depression?

Special K is not just a breakfast cereal and party drug.

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Is It Time to Treat Heroin Addiction with ... Heroin?

"I have learned the junk equation," wrote William Burroughs in his semi-autobiographical 1953 book, Junkie. "Junk is not, like alcohol or weed, a means to increase enjoyment of life. Junk is not a kick. It is a way of life."

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LSD Has Wondrous Uses We Haven't Even Begun to Tap

This post originally published on The 2×2 Project, an online journal from Columbia University’s Department of Epidemiology.

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