R.I.P – Albert Hoffman (1906 – 2008)

30 04 2008

Fellow Psycholics,

I was just informed about the death of Dr. Albert Hoffman…

One thing which always amazed me about him was that he never lost sight of his quest for knowledge and scientific inquiry even though he had crossed all borders of human consciousness. Somehow he rededicated his brilliant intellect to benefit humanity.

I guess in many ways he has blown our minds which is not a bad thing but not always a good thing either :-p

Incidently, Bicycle day (The day he intentionally dosed himself with LSD) was celebrated just sometime ago (April 19th)

And to think he gave us the gift of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds while trying to develop a relief medication for headaches !!

For those of you who havent yet read “My problem Child” authored by Hoffman… try and do so when its possible.

His spirit will live on… and who knows maybe in another lifetime he will cross our paths!

“Today a new sun rises
Look in the mirror
there’s no surprises
Things ain’t what they used to be
Cary Grant’s on L.S.D.

If I only had time
I’d think of the perfect crime
If I only had time
I’d think of the perfect crime

It’s the only way to be
From here to eternity
Things ain’t what they used to be
We’re living under a false economy

If I only had time
I’d think of the perfect crime
If I only had time
I’d think of the perfect crime

A million mums are hooked on valium
And you should see what you
have done to them
Things ain’t what they used to be
A generation raised on poverty

If I only had time
I’d think of the perfect crime
If I only had time
I’d think of the perfect crime

Time
Time”

The GodFathers – If I only had time




Alchohol & Tobacco potentially more dangerous than other ‘drugs’

23 03 2007

idmulogo1.gifIn research published today in the Lancet , Professor David Nutt of Bristol University and colleagues propose a new framework for the classification of harmful substances. Their ranking listed alcohol and tobacco among the ten most dangerous substances.

ALCOHOL and tobacco are more dangerous than illegal drugs such as marijuana or ecstasy, the new study claims.

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New Mexico the twelfth state to legalise medical cannabis

17 03 2007

medical.gifNew Mexico lawmakers have approved a bill that will legalise the medicinal use of cannabis, set up a state -run system for distributing the medicine, and license producers to grow it.

On 13 March the House of Representatives approved a bill that would legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes in New Mexico by a 36-31 vote.
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“Cannabis gave me my life back”

4 05 2005

Jeanie Rae

A BREAST cancer victim has made medical history as the first person in Scotland to be prescribed cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain.

Former nurse Jeanie Rae, 57, has been taking a purified form of the controversial drug to treat the agonising nerve damage in her right arm caused by an operation and radiotherapy to beat her cancer.

 

The pain left her virtually imprisoned in her home in Balfron, Stirlingshire, for nearly four years because she could not bare even the lightest touch.

Source : The Scotsman
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