While we routinely tout celebrities who smoke and advocate for weed, there are many that have had to overcome longtime drug dependencies and get sober. Three were in the news this week.
The latest hype in cannabis is Delta-8 THC. It's a minor cannabinoid that skirts around the law like CBD.
The so-called "cocaine hippos" of South America are in the news again. Let's be clear: These are not coke-snorting mammals. Several were imported from Africa to Colombia by Pablo Escobar in the '80s and now as many as 100 are inhabiting the country's waterways.
New York's Mount Sinai Hospital has been quietly conducting MDMA research in association with MAPS for the last several years. Now, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has launched the Center for Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Trauma Research.
Due to violent crime and gang activity, the U.S. State Department warns people from traveling to five Mexican states and suggests people reconsider visiting 11 others. Due to Covid-19, the CDC has advised against all travel to Mexico.