Most of us are familiar with the dangers of illegal drugs. Along with the risk of addiction, severe health problems and other unwanted side effects, there is also the danger that a drug user will face punishment if caught. Depending on the drug and area, this punishment can involve anything from a warning to a lengthy jail sentence. But things weren’t always that way. Many drugs that are severely restricted today were once commonplace and completely legal. In fact, not only were these drugs available, they were actually recommended and promoted by healthcare professionals, often with unfortunate results. Here are ten of them:
Its usage is much older, but this form of dried juice from the opium poppy became popular in the United States during the 19th Century. Back then, it was freely prescribed by doctors and even available at grocery stores. Chinese laborers had brought the practice of opium smoking to the West during the mid-nineteenth century, and laudanum, a solution of opium and alcohol, was also popular. Opium was often given to women to treat menstrual cramps and to infants to help with teething pain. Around the turn of the 20th Century, most opium addicts were older women.
San Francisco first banned opium dens in 1875, and California restricted opium possession in 1907. The 1914 Harrison Narcotics Tax Act effectively outlawed the drug throughout America. Today, drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as morphine and codeine, are legal but heavily restricted.
Usage of the cannabis plant, from which the psychoactive drug marijuana is derived, was unrestricted in America until the early twentieth century. In fact, in 1619 a Virginia law required farmers to grow native hemp on their plantations in order to produce textiles! Ironically, given its later reputation, the earliest state to ban the plant was California in 1913. Federal laws passed in 1937 restricted marijuana usage to the medicinal, and later laws in the 1950s introduced mandatory sentencing for possession, with the justification that marijuana was a ‘gateway drug’ into heavier narcotics.
Medical marijuana is now legal in over a dozen states, although still prohibited by federal law. The current administration has indicated that federal laws involving medical marijuana will not be enforced in these states.
The rest of the list is continued below for your druggy enjoyment.
There has been a lot of talk about “winning” lately from a few maniacs out there but what is the difference between winning and losing, between winners and losers most importantly is the question. Here is a breakdown of what it means to be a winner, and to be a loser, which category do you fall into that is the question. I am getting the feeling a lot of losers are reading this, pysch only winners read zoot, that is a fact. WINNINGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.
The Winner is always part of the answer;
The Loser is always part of the problem.
The Winner always has a program;
The Loser always has an excuse.
The Winner says, “Let me do it for you”;
The Loser says, “That is not my job.”
The Winner sees an answer for every problem;
The Loser sees a problem for every answer.
The Winner says, “It may be difficult but it is possible”;
The Loser says, “It may be possible but it is too difficult.”
When a Winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong”;
When a Loser makes a mistake, he says, “It wasn’t my fault.”
More winners vs losers below
What is going on in Japan is horrible, there is no doubt about that and we are not being dicks. But honestly in 2 months no one will give a crap about the people still without homes or food in Japan. People are dying every day and no one cares, it is just how it works sadly.
1. I don’t know about you, but a highlight of my childhood was talking into the fan to hear my robot voice.
2. I think my other three stove burners are becoming jealous of front-right.
3. Every phone should have the same charger.
4. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
5. Double-Stuffed Oreos should just be called Oreos, and regular Oreos should be called Diet Oreos.
The rest of the ruminations to be pondered over are found below, enjoy
Unless you lay there like a dead fish, sex can be a great work out, and not only sex, but everything leading up to it and after as well. So everyone out there complaining about being fat, just start going off in the bedroom after you eat your 7 cheeseburgers and you will burn those calories right off, you have no excuses anymore. Below is the complete breakdown of everything done before, during, and after sex, and the calories you burn while doing it. And people wonder why I am 25 years old and weigh 85 pounds, well now you know why bitches, WINNING.
Calorie breakdown continues below, write this stuff down.
Are you addicted to pornography? Well guess what you aren’t alone, because from this infographic America likes porn, and they like it A LOT. Online Psychology Degree sent us this infographic chock full of facts and figures about porn addiction in America. Breaking news! America loves boobs! Don’t worry, it’s safe for work. In fact, according to the infographic, you’re probably looking at things far worse than this while at work.
More fun bizarre porno statistics below
The first zombie gathering run as a non-promotional event and billed as a “Zombie Walk” was held in October 2003, in Toronto, Ontario. It was organized by local horror movie fan, Thea Munster, and had only six participants. In subsequent years the Toronto Zombie Walk grew tremendously in size.This year the number of zombies cruising the streets rose over 10,000 people, that’s a lot of dead people.
More creepy weird zombie walkers below
Youtuber Damewse continues his one-man media makeover for the space agency with another beautifully edited video. The first one if you remember was called The Frontier Is Everywhere, seen here, and this is one is just as good if not better. The best part about the video is at the very end when it shows a graph depicting the world’s military spending vs space exploration spending, as you could guess the military spending is about 500 times as much. This video has some amazing footage, and even better commentary to make your brain think a little bit today.
Here are a few real life last meal request from former death row prisoners. Now lets start an honest discussion and let me ask you what would your last meal on this planet would consist of? Me personally I would ask for two slices of sausage pizza from my local pizzeria, a plate of gravy cheese fries from a diner, a cherry Italian ice, 2 packs of sour path kids with 1 pack of Haribo gummy bears, a virgin Miami Vice, a tall glass of ice water, then finally wash all that down with a bottle of Johnny Walker blue label to go out drunk as piss.
More amazingly odd last meal requests below
When I saw that BBC was coming out with a tv series following up “Planet Earth”, which I routinely watched with a bunch of my friends in college every week, WHAT UP TEMPLE, yea we were fucking crazy. Anyway when I saw the trailer for “Human Planet” I was in awe, it looks unbelievable and I really can’t wait, here is BBC in their own words about the show.
A new TV series by the BBC:
Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind’s incredible relationship with nature in the world today.
Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. Each episode takes you to the extremes of our planet: the arctic, mountains, oceans, jungles, grasslands, deserts, rivers and even the urban jungle. Here you will meet people who survive by building complex, exciting and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbors and the hostile elements of the natural world.
Check out the video below for a scene from the show, it is freakin gnar gnar.