illegal drugs

Top officials from 13 states are joining Philadelphia in urging a federal court to allow a site to open where people can inject illegal opioids under medical supervision, the latest escalation in a legal battle with the Justice Department that may determine whether such facilities, known as supervised injection sites, can start to operate in America.

Douglas rattles around a collection of glass jars in the storage closet of his Denver apartment. They're filled with sterilized rye grains, covered in a soft white fungus — a mushroom spawn. Soon, he'll transplant it in large plastic bins filled with nutrients such as dried manure and coconut fiber.

Over the course of two weeks, a crop of mushrooms that naturally contain psilocybin, a psychoactive ingredient, will sprout. The species he grows include psilocybe cubensis.

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Parents, beware: ‘Molly’ is not your child’s new best friend.  While the drug has a pretty-sounding name, the effects can be deadly, according to the Orlando Sentinel.  Known also as MDMA or Ecstasy, Molly was responsible for the death of a New Hampshire college student over Labor Day weekend, as well as several other recent deaths.