36 Freaky Facts About Psychedelic & Other Recreational Drugs

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26Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher was addicted to cocaine and survived an overdose during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back.


27. In Denmark, there are facilities called "fix rooms" letting addicts inject a certain type of drugs under supervision.


28. When the makers of OxyContin were sued by Kentucky over the drug, a survey was run to see if a jury would be impartial. Almost 40% of residents knew someone with criminal trouble because of the drug, 33% said they knew someone who overdosed/was seriously hurt, and 29% knew someone who died.


29. In 1990, a police department in Michigan staged a fake wedding with undercover cops acting as the bride and groom and invited local drug dealers to attend. At the reception, they busted them all at once.


30. Coca-Cola still uses coca leaves in its syrup, and there is only one factory in the US with the unique DEA license required to remove the cocaine.


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31Romano Dias

In 2013, a man named Romano Dias died after drinking $54,000 worth of methamphetamine, after mistaking it for fruit juice.


32. Anti-inflammatory drug Ibuprofen can neutralize a cannabis high and potentially eliminate short-term memory loss associated with cannabis use.


33. In 1972, 8 people accidentally snorted LSD at a party thinking it was cocaine, resulting in doses roughly 1000 times higher than normal. All recovered fully within 12 hours.


34. In 1969, Willie Nelson ran into a burning house to save his guitar, and a pound of Cannabis.


35. Drug overdose deaths, driven largely by prescription drug overdose deaths, are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States surpassing motor vehicle crashes.


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36Programmers

According to the FBI Director, the FBI is having a hard time filling positions to help tackle cyber crimes because a lot of the nation’s top computer programmers and hacking gurus are also fond of marijuana.

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