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We sit in a dim room, illuminated by a solitary spotlight, and stare at the empty stage. Believe it or not, at 34 years old, this will be my first stand up comedy experience. A barrage of questions suddenly fills my pleasantly stoned head, inducing a pang of anxiety. ‘What if I don’t think he’s […]

On March the 23rd the Victorian Legislative Assembly (Lower House) voted to pass the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017 without amendment. Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2017 summary Add new definitions to the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 Psychoactive Effect, in relation to a person, means— (a) stimulation […]

The first lot (117 so far) of public submissions to the Inquiry into Drug Law Reform have been made available on the Victorian Government website. After a very quick skim through, the vast majority of the public submissions are calling for a reform of our current drug laws and policies. Submissions range from simple, short […]

This article is an on-going piece of work, relating to the Victorian Inquiry into Drug Law Reform which is accepting public submissions up until 17th of March 2017. It is due to report in 2018 and may provide an opportunity to push alternative policies to prohibition.  Please bookmark or follow the page however you do […]

I’ve just returned home from Rainbow Serpent Festival’s 20th year celebrations. The festival was again a resounding success, though if you weren’t there and have only read the mainstream media coverage, I wouldn’t blame you for thinking differently. Road-side drug testing Police in Victoria have been conducting Road-side Drug Testing (RDT) since 2004. In that […]

#PsychedelicsBecause Tuesday April 19th is Bicycle Day, a day celebrated by people across the world as the anniversary of the discovery of psychedelic effects from ingesting LSD. Albert Hofmann is the Swiss chemist who discovered the effects in 1943 after noticing interesting effects three days earlier when he accidentally came into contact with the chemical. […]

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October 15, 2014

(They created such an appropriate logo for themselves, don’t you think?) The Dalgarno Institute appear to have been engaging in some Facebook “Like” buying. On the 9th of October, the organisation prompted members to “Like” its new Facebook page. The organisation has ventured into social media in the past, mostly with little attention or success. […]

The following letter comes from a contributor who has a rather important story to tell of just how much our stupid draw laws can screw over the majority of drug consumers who are non-problematic and enjoy alternative psychoactives to alcohol.  His story is not an isolated one but his desire to tell it is rare. […]

Hallucinations are often referenced as an inherently negative symptom of a mental illness. This framing of hallucinations is then used to demonise the hallucinations one may experience while under the influence of certain psychoactive substances, especially those generally referred to as ‘psychedelics’. Regina v McEwen; Regina v Simpson; Regina v Simpson; Regina v Marcovich Matter […]

As part of my work with Eros Association, I attended the ADAS Conference in Sydney at Luna Park.  The conference was largely run for and by law enforcement in Australia and New Zealand, with the event attended by police officers from all the states and territories, federal police officers and officers from New Zealand.  There […]


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