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5 Surprising Medical Marijuana Advocates

More Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana than ever before. The Washington Post reported last March that while only 19 percent of Americans favored legalization in 1973, that number soared to 52 percent last year. But while some pro-marijuana advocates are fairly obvious (Tommy Chong, anyone?), some more surprising additions are also being thrown […]

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Willie Nelson is Set to Launch His Own Marijuana Brand

After hearing that Willie Nelson is getting into the legal marijuana business, a lot of people had the same reaction: What took so long? Willie Nelson’s name has become almost as synonymous with marijuana as with his classic country songs. The music legend has been arrested a total of four times for marijuana possession – […]

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Bob Marley Officially Gets His Own Weed Label

Bob Marley was – and still is – the king of reggae music. The iconic singer was also a huge proponent of marijuana. Some of his fans might be wondering why this form of product placement took so long, but the late Jamaican singer is finally getting his own brand of legalized retail marijuana. The […]

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Famous 'Blow' Smuggler George Jung Released from Prison

George Jung, known as one of the most prolific drug smugglers in US history and the inspiration for the 2001 film Blow, was released from prison on Monday after nearly 20 years behind bars. Jung, now 71, was initially sentenced to 60 years in 1994, but was given a reduced sentence after testifying in the […]

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A Comprehensive List of Drug Kingpin Arrests and Prosecutions in the US

The sale of illegal drugs is wildly lucrative, which is what makes it so attractive for criminals. Drug kingpins run vast drug empires that see millions if not billions of dollars in sales every year. Many of these kingpins act both inside and outside the United States, obtaining illegal substances from places like Myanmar and […]

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A Complete Guide to the US Presidents and Their Drug and Alcohol Use

The history of alcohol and drug use among United States presidents is a complex topic, especially since some drugs that are now illegal were legal at different points in this country’s history. For example, in the late 1800s, many over-the-counter remedies had large amounts of cocaine in them. Even with that caveat, some presidents indulged […]

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15 Famous Cocaine Addicts and Why They Used

Cocaine, a derivative of the coca plant, is a stimulant drug that causes its users to feel euphoric and alert. Recreational cocaine use was not illegal in the United States until 1914. Before that, it was frequently included in patent medicines, most famously a drink called Vin Mariani, which was so popular that it was […]

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9 Beautiful Models with Alcohol or Drug Addiction Problems

Models can be exposed to very adult problems at an early age, which is perhaps why some end up with drug and alcohol problems. These nine models have dealt with severe alcohol and drug abuse problems, and many are not yet sober. While some of these models might be in denial about their alcohol and […]

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Joint Interview with Five Former Drug Kingpins

If you’ve been scheming and think you might be able to take the world of drug dealing by storm, you may want to consider what’s been going through the minds of some former drug kingpins following their demise. A few are no longer living today, if that tells you anything about being careful with illegal […]

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5 Surprising Medical Marijuana Advocates

More Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana than ever before. The Washington Post reported last March that while only 19 percent of Americans favored legalization in 1973, that number soared to 52 percent last year. But while some pro-marijuana advocates are fairly obvious (Tommy Chong, anyone?), some more surprising additions are also being thrown […]

Read more »
Willie Nelson is Set to Launch His Own Marijuana Brand

After hearing that Willie Nelson is getting into the legal marijuana business, a lot of people had the same reaction: What took so long? Willie Nelson’s name has become almost as synonymous with marijuana as with his classic country songs. The music legend has been arrested a total of four times for marijuana possession – […]

Read more »
Bob Marley Officially Gets His Own Weed Label

Bob Marley was – and still is – the king of reggae music. The iconic singer was also a huge proponent of marijuana. Some of his fans might be wondering why this form of product placement took so long, but the late Jamaican singer is finally getting his own brand of legalized retail marijuana. The […]

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Famous 'Blow' Smuggler George Jung Released from Prison

George Jung, known as one of the most prolific drug smugglers in US history and the inspiration for the 2001 film Blow, was released from prison on Monday after nearly 20 years behind bars. Jung, now 71, was initially sentenced to 60 years in 1994, but was given a reduced sentence after testifying in the […]

Read more »
A Comprehensive List of Drug Kingpin Arrests and Prosecutions in the US

The sale of illegal drugs is wildly lucrative, which is what makes it so attractive for criminals. Drug kingpins run vast drug empires that see millions if not billions of dollars in sales every year. Many of these kingpins act both inside and outside the United States, obtaining illegal substances from places like Myanmar and […]

Read more »
A Complete Guide to the US Presidents and Their Drug and Alcohol Use

The history of alcohol and drug use among United States presidents is a complex topic, especially since some drugs that are now illegal were legal at different points in this country’s history. For example, in the late 1800s, many over-the-counter remedies had large amounts of cocaine in them. Even with that caveat, some presidents indulged […]

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15 Famous Cocaine Addicts and Why They Used

Cocaine, a derivative of the coca plant, is a stimulant drug that causes its users to feel euphoric and alert. Recreational cocaine use was not illegal in the United States until 1914. Before that, it was frequently included in patent medicines, most famously a drink called Vin Mariani, which was so popular that it was […]

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9 Beautiful Models with Alcohol or Drug Addiction Problems

Models can be exposed to very adult problems at an early age, which is perhaps why some end up with drug and alcohol problems. These nine models have dealt with severe alcohol and drug abuse problems, and many are not yet sober. While some of these models might be in denial about their alcohol and […]

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15 Famous Heroin Addicts and Why They Used

Heroin, an opiate drug derived from the poppy plant, is a stimulant that produces euphoria. Though it has some medical applications, recreational use is illegal in the United States. Nonetheless, heroin abuse is a common problem. Here are fifteen celebrities who struggled with heroin addiction. 1. Kurt Cobain Kurt Cobain, former front man of Nirvana, […]

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Six Famous Panic Attacks

You might not think that celebrities deal with panic disorders, but there are plenty of famous people who suffer from panic attacks. These attacks strike without warning; rapid breathing, hot and cold flashes, numbness in the hands and feet, or other symptoms take over your body and make you feel completely out of control. Approximately […]

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Joint Interview with Five Former Drug Kingpins

If you’ve been scheming and think you might be able to take the world of drug dealing by storm, you may want to consider what’s been going through the minds of some former drug kingpins following their demise. A few are no longer living today, if that tells you anything about being careful with illegal […]

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