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This Gives Me a Headache

It’s true: Bayer didn’t invent Heroin (generic name: diamorphine), but Bayer chemist Felix Hoffman perfected its manufacture. The head of Bayer’s research department reputedly coined the name Heroin, based on the German heroisch (“heroic, strong”). Hoffman wasn’t trying to make an opiate: he was actually trying to make synthetic cocaine out of morphine. Yeah, really. Heroin […]

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That’s Legal Here

The Colorado Territory became the 38th State of the Union on August 1, 1876 — 141 years ago today. In the state, it’s “Colorado Day”. The meme is in recognition of Colorado being the first state to legalize marijuana for all three sectors: medicinal (2000), industrial (2013), and recreational (2014). Pot is highly taxed, and […]

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