Silicon Valley professionals are micro-dosing LSD at work to gain “superhuman” creativity

BY: ROB HOFFMAN Silicon Valley professionals have turned to an unlikely drug to boost their creativity, enhance performance and climb the ladder of success: LSD. Their method is simple, and far from getting stoned at work—though its usage is kept…

I got high-school high at a “ganja yoga” class in Toronto

BY: REGAN MCNEILL Photos © Eric Zdancewicz / The Plaid Zebra Ganja yoga. You may have heard of it before or you may be wondering what the heck I am talking about. It’s pretty simple to understand, it is a…

Psychedelic therapy removes the negative experiences surrounding hallucinogenics

BY: SYDNEY MCINNIS Psychedelics: a collection of chemicals that are meant to expand consciousness. This expansion of awareness is explored by people for all sorts of purposes, many of which are explored in the book Be Here Now by Ram…

Addicts of the world’s most dangerous drug are rotting while they are still alive

BY: LISA CUMMING Krokodil will literally eat you from the inside out. This poor man’s heroin, an opiate derivative of codeine, is ravaging the lower class in Russia because a) it’s dirt-cheap and b) it can be made completely from…

Research says that chocolate is just as addictive and harmful as cocaine

BY: ERIK HUSTON What is your favorite food? Is it pizza or cookies – if it’s anything made in a factory you’re likely in for a treat. Scientific reports have found that processed foods can be as addictive as narcotics.…

This psychonaut had a revelation after watching The Simpsons on LSD for two days straight

BY: TREVOR HEWITT “Now is the time of The Simpsons.” Let’s face it – hallucinogenic psychedelics and cartoons go together like peanut butter and jelly. For years LSD has been used to induce spiritual journeys and help treat mental illness.…

Boy, psychosis was one hell of a drug

I think it was midnight, but it could have been 6 p.m. for all I know. I was in some space time vector that was completely unfamiliar to me. There were strange owl men hanging from the branches of a…

In the next few years, MDMA will be a legal and therapeutic way to get high

BY: ROB HOFFMAN The day after I swallowed MDMA for the first time was almost as magical as the night I had spent on the drug. The world seemed less complicated, and the darkness in my life shrank in comparison…

The family album of a 2-year-old and her addict parents shows that love exists in dark places

BY: CONNOR BRIAN Wandering the moonlit streets of St. Petersburg, Russia, in search of subjects for her latest project, photographer Irina Popova noticed a young tattooed woman pushing her daughter in a stroller while stumbling with a drunken swagger. After…

Apparently Hitler made the Nazis get high as fuck on crystal meth before battle

BY: M. TOMOSKI It’s said that when Viking berserkers went into battle they would do so in a fit of rage which caused their enemies to soil themselves. Many historians believe that these crazed warriors were able to dig deep…

This ex-marine is overcoming his PTSD by travelling and exploring the world

BY: ZOE MELNYK While some live by the philosophy that laughter is the best medicine, this ex-marine is trying to prove that there really is no higher remedy than the healing powers of being in nature and exploring every inch…

Instead of throwing drug addicts in prison, this town is offering help

BY: LISA CUMMING Addiction is a disease. Despite this, drug abusers in the United States are thrown in prison where maybe 11 per cent of them get the rehabilitative care they need and, upon release, 50 per cent of inmates…

Colorado’s first weedery will revolutionize the cannabis industry

BY: ZOE MELNYK It’s no surprise that Washington and Colorado have experienced a surge in tourism since legalizing marijuana, but the cannabis industry is about to encounter a whole new way to enjoy that blissful high with America’s first ever…

MDMA and social media are the latest prescription fighting veteran suicide

BY: THE PLAID ZEBRA “We can be there for you—as you were there for us—protecting our country, let us protect you!” This is one of the many heartfelt comments on Send up the Count’s Facebook page. Send up the Count…

William Shakespeare was a secret pothead

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  Everybody knows who William Shakespeare is. Most of you have probably studied one of his plays in high school, or even earlier if you had a teacher who was hell-bent on making his or her students confused…

Cheap suburban thrills have weighty consequences

BY: SAREEMA HUSAIN It’s a Wednesday and I find myself sinking into my living room couch. If I stare at my ceiling long enough without blinking, it’ll start to move. An unexpected giggle lurches out of my throat and my…

This is Hunter S. Thompson’s daily drug-filled routine that could kill a horse or birth an American hero

BY: THE PLAID ZEBRA Hunter S. Thompson was a superhero of the outlaw world, with the uncanny ability to ingest an infinite amount of amphetamines, psychedelics, alcohol and strange outer-worldly substances without even a minute shift in composure or personality.…

I was halfway through airport security in Detroit when the LSD began to take hold

BY: M. TOMOSKI I was halfway to Detroit Metro when I realized that my plan had been poorly timed. The flight to New York was scheduled for 7:30AM and no amount of caffeine or water was going to stop the…

Big Tobacco could make the Weed game their bitch…so why haven’t they?

BY: RYAN BOLTON North America is at a tipping point with legalizing marijuana. The shove, however, is yet to come because Big Tobacco is sitting around with a dry thumb up its ass. Big Tobacco is missing the boat. Frankly,…

If 18 states allow medicinal marijuana use, why is weed still classified as Schedule I?

BY: LISA CUMMING The first documented use of Marijuana was in 2727 BC when Chinese Emperor Shen Nung blazed up. Marijuana, or the dried bits from the hemp plant, has permeated popular culture since then. People have smoked it, eaten…