Marijuana is technically illegal in Amsterdam, the law enforcement simply turns a blind-eye to the “coffee shops” that sell it.
Opium cultivation in Afghanistan has increased 300% in 2013 when compared to the 7 years prior to the U.S. invasion.
While shooting The Blues Brothers movie, they had a budget for cocaine.
In 2010 three burglars who thought they had found a stash of cocaine ended up snorting the ashes of a man and his two great danes.
After the conclusion of the hit TV Show Breaking Bad, US Police noticed a distinct increase in the popularity of crystal meth, and manufacturers would actually dye their meth blue using dangerous chemicals just to resemble the meth seen in the show.
A scientist in the 60s gave LSD to dolphins in an attempt to teach them English.
The British government’s advisor on illegal drugs was fired in 2009 after arguing that ecstasy and LSD were less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco.
In the UK black people on average use less drugs than white people, but are 6 times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs.
A chemistry grad student accidentally synthesized the chemical MPTP and gave himself Parkinsonian Syndrome while trying to make opioids – accidentally advancing Parkinson’s research at his own expense. His parkinsonism was successfully treated with levodopa but he died 18 months later from a cocaine overdose.
Meth was invented in Japan. At first it was used to curb hunger and energize Japanese citizens. Later it was given to Kamikaze pilots, soldiers and wartime factory workers. It is now controlled and distributed by the Yakuza.
In 1970 cannabis was placed in Schedule-1 category of controlled drugs “Temporarily” while the Nixon Administration awaited the Shafer Report, which ended up calling for the immediate end to cannabis prohibition.
A 2-year study that linked Ecstasy to Parkinsons was retracted from the journal Science after the authors realized they had accidentally used meth instead.
A study conducted by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs shows that alcohol is the most harmful drug along with meth, heroine, and cocaine. Among the least harmful: mushrooms and LSD.