Author: The Trip Report

The shadow of Richard Nixon: Dirty beginnings of the War on Drugs

For all the talk about War on Drugs and its (depending on the source) success or failure, we rarely give much thought to how such a contradictory concept ever came into being. The term has been around for so long that it seems like it has always been associated with governmental efforts to stop the drug trade. Its true author would probably just chuckle at our ignorance, as he always preferred to operate in the shadows. Once famously known as “Tricky Dick’, former U.S. President Richard Nixon was the one who planted this dangerous and misleading paradigm into public...

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The 3 Biggest Cannabis Growing Mistakes

Growing cannabis is a combination of doing the right things, but also of avoiding the wrong things. Some mistakes can mess up your grow in a matter of a few days. And the point is: They’re easily avoidable if you know what these mistakes are and the key here is to know what these mistakes are. That’s why in today’s post we will talk about the 3 biggest growing mistakes a beginning grower can make. Avoid these mistakes and your chances of successfully finishing your rise tenfold. #1 Too Much or Too Little Light Although growing cannabis is a combination of...

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Inside look into the rise and fall of the research chemical market

Within the past decade, we’ve seen a very interesting development driven by anti-drug legislation. Dozens of new psychoactive substances suddenly became available through online and offline channels but were quickly banned by most countries, only to be replaced by newer, still legal alternatives. At one point, so-called ‘research chemicals’ were highly sought after, but a series of legislative actions stopped this budding market in its tracks and reduced it to a fraction of its former size, all within just a few years. This turbulent period was also marked by conflicting and often sensationalist media reporting, so it’s difficult to...

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Top 5 documentaries about the global drug trade that everyone should see

Drug trafficking is a lucrative business that is associated with corruption, violence and misfortune of huge proportions. The mainstream media narrative is keen to proclaim who good and bad guys are, but reality is far more complicated than that. Fortunately, some very skilled filmmakers have done groundbreaking work on this topic, with documentaries that go behind the scenes and capture the realistic testimonies of people with firsthand knowledge about the drug trade. Works of this kind represent a valuable source of information that counterbalances sensationalist reporting, especially when they are made from a neutral vantage point. Here is a...

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