New research says making cocaine legal would boost the economy

Researchers are saying that legalising cocaine and heroin would boost the economy by reducing violence related to drug gangs. Dr Chivers Durham University presented the findings at the Royal Economic Society annual conference, saying murders relating to drug territories in countries such as Mexico bring down the skill premium. This …

​Amsterdam’s wastewater contains the most ecstasy in Europe

A new study has found that Amsterdam’s wastewater contains the most ecstasy residuals in Europe. The recent was conducted by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction testing wastewater in 56 European cities in 19 countries in order “to explore the drug-taking habits those who live in them. …

Scientists are studying a sleepless fish that might help humans stay up all night

According to a new study published on this past week, a team neuroscientists at Florida Atlantic University have found “the first evidence genetic and neuronal changes that contribute to the evolution sleep loss”. This new scientific discovery comes thanks to a little fish known as the Mexican tetra. This species …

Brain scans can predict the song you're listening to without hearing it

On February 2, the published a study in which claims they have found a way to identify what song people are listening to with phenomenal accuracy through the use human brain scans. With the help a magnetic resonance machine and “brain decoding”, a technique that studies brain responses when exposed …

French Parliament To Consider Decriminalizing All Drugs

France Might Decriminalize Drugs Awhile back, the French government commissioned a report on how best to handle drug penalization reform. Two assembly members, Eric Pouillat  the governing centrist party En Marche and Robin Reda AM from the center-right Republicans party, were tapped to study the nation’s drug policy and how …