In 2001 Portugal decriminalized the consumption of all drugs. Meanwhile, the Philippines deals with drug users by shooting them in the street or throwing them in prison. Neither approach eliminates the harm that drug abuse (and its secondary and tertiary effects) causes to individuals and society, but only one them reduces the harm while the other increases it. This Vice video compares the two countries' contrasting policies.
Don't go to Dubai with a bread roll poppy seed on your sweater. Don't go to Dubai with a microscopic speck of pot on your shoe. And don't be like Peter Clark, an American who smoked pot in Las Vegas and was imprisoned in Dubai days later for having trace amounts of THC in his… READ THE REST
Vice has an interesting video about what happens when neighboring countries have different drug policies. (Uncensored version here.) While Sweden rigidly sticks to its zero tolerance laws, liberal Denmark introduced drug consumption rooms (DCRs) in 2012, with special areas surrounding them where you won't get arrested for drug possession if it's for personal use. Copenhagen… READ THE REST
Chuck Rosenberg, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, is either woefully ignorant, protective of his administration's reckless mission, or both. "What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it's not," Rosenberg said in a briefing. "We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that… READ THE REST
If we've become accustomed to anything in the past 19 months, it's sitting in the house like hermits waiting for whatever it is that dumb people are keeping around finds the exit (looking at you, Delta variant). While you're here, you might as well get some new gaming gear for yourself as a treat for… READ THE REST
Printer ink and toner cartridges are one of those inescapable necessities if you need to do physical printing. You not only can't come up with an alternative to ink and ink cartridges for printing physical copies of all of the important digital documents on your computer. You often have a very limited array of toner,… READ THE REST
Sound quality and functionality are everything when it comes to the speaker you use to play music. What's the point of listening to your favorite artists and songs on anything that makes them sound less than perfect? Even when it comes to smaller, mobile boomboxes, you shouldn't have to compromise quality for portability. Legendary amplifier… READ THE REST