Monthly Archives: October 2010

Drug Tales from the Crypt: Cooked Alive by PMA

This truly tragic tale involves the gruesome death of Chicago teen Sara Aeschlimann by PMA poisoning.  PMA, or para-methoxyamphetamine, is a highly toxic drug sometimes used as an adulterant in Ecstasy pills.  In 1997 and 2000, several PMA-related deaths occurred … Continue reading

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Q&A: What’s the Lowdown on Legal Highs?

Question: “Hi Mary.  I’ve seen lots of adds for legal drugs online lately and was wondering whether they’re worth the money.  I have my doubts that anything legal could really have an affect, but maybe I’m being skeptical?  do any … Continue reading

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Drug Tales from the Crypt: Dusted Rapper Eats Lady Friend

Picture it:  You’re sitting at home, eating a bowl of Apple Jacks when your roommate–stoned out of his gourd on PCP–bursts in, stabs you to death and eats your intestines. That’s exactly what happened to Tynisha Ysais when Texas rapper … Continue reading

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Drug Tales from the Crypt: Maimed by Bromo-Dragonfly

In this installment of Drug Tales from the Crypt, we examine the story of a Danish man who lost not only his fingers and toes–but also a dear friend–to the rare research chemical Bromo-Dragonfly (Bromo-benzodifuranyl-isopropylamine). “According to news reports and … Continue reading

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Feature Articles: Drug Tales from the Crypt

In the spirit of honest journalism and balanced reporting (and because of my morbid obsession with all things bizarre), I bring you Drug Tales from the Crypt–a collection of odd, tragic and gruesome stories of drug use gone wrong. While … Continue reading

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Commission Calls for EU-Wide Ban on Ecstasy-Like Drug Mephedrone

The European Commission called for a dangerous ecstasy-like drug that is still legal in 12 EU countries to be banned. It asked the EU Member States to stop the free spread of the drug “mephedrone” across Europe by submitting it … Continue reading

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Q&A: Sativa vs. Indica–What’s the Difference?

QUESTION Hi Mary.  I’m new to weed and am trying to learn everything I can so I don’t sound dumb.  The other day I over-heard my friends arguing about which strand of weed is better, indica or sativa.  What’s the … Continue reading

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