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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Aug 14, 2019. 21 comments

How Dry Is Pete Buttigieg's Skin Right Now?

How Dry Is Pete Buttigieg's Skin Right Now?
Barf BagWelcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.  

Buttigieg, never drop the skin routine.

Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today:During an appearance hosted by the Des Moines Register, presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg was asked to offer advice to teenagers headed for college. His response: “Dish soap and soap are...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza May 31, 2019. 24 comments

Is CBD Over?

Is CBD Over?

Have you ever eaten a CBD gummy , gingerly applied a CBD face mask , or ordered CBD-infused chicken enchiladas and wondered to yourself, “Why did I spend $28 on this? Is it even working?” Well, I have some good news for you: on Friday, the Food and Drug Administration is holding its first public hearing on the safety and effects of cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive component of the cannabis...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese May 10, 2019. 15 comments

Elizabeth Warren Knows What It Will Take to End the Drug War

Elizabeth Warren Knows What It Will Take to End the Drug War

Earlier this week, Senator Elizabeth Warren released an updated version of the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, a bill she first proposed with Congressman Elijah Cummings in 2018 to address the opioid crisis. The proposal would dole out $100 billion over the next decade to provide resources to public health departments, researchers, first responders, and communities...

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Madeleine Davies Madeleine Davies Mar 11, 2019.

Seasons of Drugs: Here's When College Students Are Trying What

Seasons of Drugs: Here's When College Students Are Trying What

In the next couple week, freshman students will be flooding college campuses across the country and experiencing—for the very first time—the enlightenment of higher education, the value of independent living, and—if they’re not total nerdball squares—lots and lots of drugzzzz.

Say you’re one of these new students who has never tried drugs before and you want to know when to try what. While,...

Hannah Gold Hannah Gold Feb 01, 2019. 11 comments

Cosmetic Surgery Is a Personal Choice

Cosmetic Surgery Is a Personal Choice

The Guardian reported on Thursday that an unnamed man who’d been wanted for drug trafficking for some 15 years was arrested on Tuesday by Spanish police who say he evaded authorities by getting implants in his fingertips.

These tiny implants are reportedly administered by cutting and burning the fingertip skin and replacing the removed skin with new fingerprints, which are a great way to feel...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Dec 29, 2018. 16 comments

The Opioid Crisis Is Killing Children 

The Opioid Crisis Is Killing Children 

Even though those most at-risk to overdose in this current opioid crisis are typically white men between the ages of 24 and 44, a new study finds that a growing number of children and teenagers are also dying from opioids.

CNN reports on a new study published Friday from the JAMA Network Open journal, which found that nearly 9,000 pediatric deaths between 1999 to 2016 were due to opioids....

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Oct 26, 2018. 15 comments

Micro-Dose to Solve Your Problems

Micro-Dose to Solve Your Problems

I was extremely unemployed before landing my last job, which of course led me to a weird California desert town where I found myself dosing on shrooms way too strong for my New York City self. If only I knew the secret to getting your shit together was simply micro-dosing!

As reported by USA Today, a new study has shown that consuming just the littlest bit of “magic mushroom” improves problem...

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Hannah Gold Hannah Gold Jul 15, 2018. 17 comments

Mother Charged With Homicide After Her Baby Died From Drugs Allegedly Transmitted Through Breast Milk

Mother Charged With Homicide After Her Baby Died From Drugs Allegedly Transmitted Through Breast Milk

On Friday, 30-year-old Samantha Whitney Jones of New Britain Township, Pennsylvania was charged with criminal homicide over the death of her 11-week-old infant on April 2. The district attorney has alleged that the baby died after a lethal amount of drugs was transmitted to the baby through Jones’ breast milk, NBC reports.

The DA’s office wrote in a press release “An autopsy found that the...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jun 16, 2018. 19 comments

Teens Are Having Less Sex, Doing Fewer Drugs, Still Bully Each Other

Teens Are Having Less Sex, Doing Fewer Drugs, Still Bully Each Other

How do you do, fellow kids?

According to a new report conducted by the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey and released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sex and doin’ drugs is on the decline among teens. But before you run off and type that “Teens are boring now!” Facebook status, old fart , know that other health risks remain prevalent in American adolescents, namely,...

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Hannah Gold Hannah Gold May 26, 2018. 20 comments

Mussels Living Off the Coast of Seattle Test Positive for Opioids

Mussels Living Off the Coast of Seattle Test Positive for Opioids

Opioid addiction in America has been proclaimed a crisis, and some scientists got the bright idea of testing mussels for oxycodone. The results were illuminating and kind of fucked up.

On Thursday, CBS News reported the results of a study carried out by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, which was testing mussels off the coast of Seattle for various toxins as a barometer of local...

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Hannah Gold Hannah Gold May 21, 2018. 22 comments

Some Dinner Party Guests Have Reportedly Been Wrapping MDMA in Cheese and Calling it 'Brieing' 

Some Dinner Party Guests Have Reportedly Been Wrapping MDMA in Cheese and Calling it 'Brieing' 

What happens when you combine cheese, MDMA, and strong female friendships? According to some posh British lady who spoke to Metro on Wednesday, the answer is “brieing.”

To explain: an unnamed 50-year-old business woman told Metro that she regularly throws dinner parties where she serves MDMA wrapped in brie. “I have a strong circle of female friends,” she said, “and we had tried all the latest...

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Stassa Edwards Stassa Edwards Mar 06, 2018. 13 comments

Heroin-Laced Bible Plot Foiled by Dog 

Heroin-Laced Bible Plot Foiled by Dog 

Two people in a far-away land called "southwest Ohio" attempted to smuggle a heroin-laced Bible into the county jail. A seemingly brilliant criminal plan, yet their plan was foiled by a brave drug-sniffing dog. The heroic dog noticed that the Bible did not emanate its usual, sweet scent of holiness. Rather it reeked of the abomination of mankind. The Bible smelled like heroin.

Hamilton County...

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Rebecca Rebecca "Burt" Rose Mar 01, 2018. 14 comments

Chart Shows Which Celebs Post the Most Pics on Instagram 

Chart Shows Which Celebs Post the Most Pics on Instagram 

Celebs love posting selfies or pictures of their glamorous life (or their gross surgeries ) on Instagram, but who really posts the most images? The answer might surprise you a little bit.

The chart below comes courtesy of Addiction-Treatment's Instagram Intoxicated project which analyzed looked at the users on the social media site who were posting the most photographs. How in the hell did...

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Feb 08, 2018. 24 comments

Report: 'Adorable' Drug Kingpin's Father Is a DEA Agent 

Report: 'Adorable' Drug Kingpin's Father Is a DEA Agent 

In early November, a 19-year-old Texas woman named Sarah Furay was arrested while allegedly toting an eye-popping array of pharmaceuticals. Several news stories referred to the woman, Sarah Furay, as “adorable.” While apologizing for that word choice, Death and Taxes has also uncovered the less-adorable fact that Furay’s father is, according to them, an agent with the Drug Enforcement...

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Ellie Shechet Ellie Shechet Jan 06, 2018. 24 comments

Jeff Sessions Forges Ahead in Battle Against Marijuana That No One Else Wants

Jeff Sessions Forges Ahead in Battle Against Marijuana That No One Else Wants

Like a Confederate soldier who kept fighting long after the war ended—actually, that too—Attorney General Jeff Sessions has kept up his myopic contention that marijuana is the devil’s plant, to the extent that he is now rescinding an Obama-era policy that discouraged the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized it. Of course, 64 percent of Americans support the...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Dec 27, 2017. 14 comments

The Music Scene Has a Drugging Problem

The Music Scene Has a Drugging Problem

Recently, famous musicians like Dr. Luke, CeeLo Green, and the Gaslamp Killer have been publicly accused of using date rape drugs. But it’s important to remember that drugging occurs at all levels of the music industry, as The Fader notes in its report on the horrifyingly common practice of drugging in the music community.

Writer Ruth Saxelby interviews several women in the industry who say...

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Erin Gloria Ryan Erin Gloria Ryan Dec 22, 2017. 11 comments

Former President George HW Bush Is On Some Good Shit

Former President George HW Bush Is On Some Good Shit

Earlier this month, 90-year-old former President George HW Bush broke his neck in a fall from bed. He spent four days in the hospital, and doctors said they expected his recovery to take months. And then, from what I can gather from his facial expression in a Tweet sent today, they either gave him one helluva pep talk or prescribed him a veritable cornucopia of high-octane drugs. I’m jealous.

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Anna Merlan Anna Merlan Dec 22, 2017. 18 comments

Nightmare Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Steps Down as Turing CEO Following Arrest 

Nightmare Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Steps Down as Turing CEO Following Arrest 

Turing Pharmaceuticals has announced that Martin Shkreli, its v. unpopular CEO, is resigning. Shkreli was arrested yesterday on unrelated fraud charges, which allege he engaged in improper self-enrichment, using a previous company as his personal checkbook to pay off other debts. You can’t do that.

Turing announced Shkreli’s resignation Friday afternoon, the BBC reports, adding that he will...

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Mark Shrayber Mark Shrayber Dec 16, 2017. 15 comments

New Super Powerful Drug Called Flakka Wreaking Havoc on Florida

New Super Powerful Drug Called Flakka Wreaking Havoc on Florida

Flakka sounds like it would be a good time. Named after a Spanish slang word for “pretty woman,” it seems like it would feel like a trip to the moon on gossamer wings, but the name is misleading: Flakka is a potent stimulant that turns people aggressive and violent, making them believe they have superhero strength. Unsurprisingly, it is also the cause of a rash of recent deaths in...

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Mark Shrayber Mark Shrayber Dec 15, 2017. 19 comments

Very Bad Vet Arrested for Using Puppies to Smuggle Heroin

Very Bad Vet Arrested for Using Puppies to Smuggle Heroin

You may not need it, but this Tuesday morning brings you more news of exactly how awful humans can be. You thought we’d hit rock bottom before? That’s sweet. Also, you probably haven’t heard that some people have been using puppies to transport heroin.

ABC reports that a Venezuelan veterinarian named Andres Lopez Elorza has been arrested after authorities have ascertained that he was involved...

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