In tonight’s episode of Taboo, Narcotics, we explore how drugs are used around the world, sometimes to the chagrin and sometimes to the celebration of the surrounding society.
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Some interesting facts on narcotics:
-Up to 85,000 people are behind bars for marijuana offenses.
-Up until 1937, you could buy marijuana from your local store or pharmacy. The 1937 Act taxed medical marijuana out of existence and by the 1960s all marijuana was illegal.
-The active ingredient in Daime is Dimethyltriptamine (DMT) and is illegal in Brazil but legal in part of the the Amazonian forest because of its religious nature.
-Even children followers of Santo Daime are given small doses of daime that are carefully measured.
-Faced with a public health emergency with an increase in HIV in drug users using needles, the Canadian Federal Government created a place in Vancouver that allows addicts access to clean needles and gives them a safe place to shoot up drugs.
In the Taboo forum you can share your thoughts and read those of others on the usage of narcotics. It also features a poll you can vote in about what should be done with marijuana legislation in the U.S. Express Your Opinion >>
Don’t miss the airing of Taboo: Narcotics tonight on Nat Geo at 10P et/pt!