Submitted by qnp on Wed, 06/20/2007 - 19:18.
Kieran King, a 15-year old student from small town Saskatchewan had the police visit his school to do some drug education. Like most of us in High School, he didn't buy it, and decided to do a little bit of research. He probably went to all the good websites; Erowid, Lycaeum Drug Archive, Cannabis Culture, etc. What he found, and what he shared with his fellow students after his thorough research, was that cannabis is actually less harmful than other drugs like alcohol and tobacco. When Parkland High School administration got word of Kieran's research they were not happy. Spreading Harm Reduction information at school was equated with promoting drug use, a stereotype that TRIP often has to battle. Kieran was told to sit down and shut up, but in responce he went to his local marijuana party and staged a full out protest! The school administration locked students inside, forbidding them to walk out, but Kieran and his brother made it, along with their local supporters. After the protest Kieran was suspended from school, missing his final exams and bringing his average down from an A+ to a C. This kid is obviously a winner. We can't let this happen in Canada, it is a straight up voilation of free speach. They don't suspend kids for calling eachother fags, but they'll suspend Kieran for saying that pot is better for you that drinking? Not only is it repressive and morally wrong, but it's also preventing students from knowing valuable harm reduction information which could improve their level of health. Parkland High School should be ashamed of themselves!
Submitted by Kevin on Mon, 06/18/2007 - 18:29.
Check out this amazing new video from the Drug Policy Alliance. From their website:
Submitted by qnp on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 21:55.
Submitted by ThePriestDude on Thu, 06/14/2007 - 02:56.
A safe injection site in Vancouver, the first of its kind in North America may be on the chopping block once the Conservatives release their new drug strategy. The strategy is expected to be a regression back to the tactics of the American "War on Drugs": treating users as criminals, increasing penalties and enforcement. This strategy has proven to be a failure on every level. You cannot control drug use through getting tough on users. Insite provides a place for users to use in a safer environment, helping to prevent the spread of disease by providing clean works for users...
"A study, published today in the London-based medical journal Addiction, found that use of the city's supervised injection facility known as Insite increased the rate of addicts entering detox by 30 per cent."
We can only hope the Conservatives see the obvious truth: Those with drug addictions are helped more with compassion than with prison.
Submitted by Rob on Fri, 06/08/2007 - 17:14.
-Reprinted from Time Magazine-
By John Cloud
Are psychedelics good for you? It's such a hippie relic of a question
The answer to both questions is yes. The study of psychedelics in the
Submitted by Rob on Tue, 06/05/2007 - 17:23.
We've already seen where this path goes and it's an ugly journey. The War on Drugs in the United States has been an abject failure and there is no reason to believe its delusional goals and vicious methods will succeed in Canada. There has never been and there will never be a drug free society - to speak of such is lunacy - but the Conservative government has once again eschewed science, reason, history and experience for right-wing ideology. Because of the Conservative's minority government status however, they will need the support of the other parties to pass this strategy through legislature, support they are unlikely to get.
Read this article by StopTheDrugWar.org for more info
Submitted by ThePriestDude on Fri, 05/25/2007 - 08:15.
Submitted by Rob on Thu, 05/24/2007 - 19:02.
In the slums of Rio De Janeiro, drug lords armed with submachine guns have
By Alex Bellos
Read the full article at:
Submitted by admin on Sat, 05/05/2007 - 05:54.
Over the next several weeks, we'll be distributing a beautiful, educational, new, FREE CD-rom on Cannabis Harm Reduction, entitled 'Holy Smokes'. These are limited edition discs filled with a wealth of Canna info and music from some of your favourites:
Catch up with us at the Global Marijuana March on Saturday May 5th at Queen's Park (12-7pm), or locate the TRIP booth at your next event.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 05/03/2007 - 08:33.
First and foremost, let me thank all of you who made it out to our Ketamine Kommunity Discussion on April 17th. We had a fantastic turn out (65+ peepz), and many more people who wrote in or called to say that they were very interested in the information but unfortunately could not attend. Thank you *all* for your interest in what we feel is an important kommunity issue.
Highlights of the evening included amusing questions like, 'Do you believe that K is a magical drug?', and 'Does K make you smarter?'.
While we weren't able to answer all of the questions you had, we hope that you learned something new, discovered a new resource available to you, or perhaps have a better understanding of how our kommunities are identifying with K. If you didnt get to ask your question at the forum, please feel free to email us with it. (trip at tripproject.ca)
Some of you are asking, 'what's next?'.
We're currently putting together a summary of the Ketamine survey that we conducted last year, and we're also posting a PDF of the powerpoint presentation that was given at the discussion. The latter will be coming *very* soon, as soon as we can find a PPT-PDF converter for OSx (if you know of one that is FREE, please email!). We're also exploring the potential development of more concrete supports for K users; we'll keep you posted.
If you're interested in getting involved in any future K-related projects or groups (literature development, K support groups, research, etc.), please email us and we'll add your name to a list.
Thanks again for your interest and support -- and stay connected for future K tranzmissionz...