Where to find info and likeminded people, Part 1.

So, you are against prohibition on drugs too? That’s a good thing. Want to do something for the community? I’m gonna make a serie of posts to help you find the sites, mailing lists and communities where you can contribute and help us reach the goal: Legalization of drugs!

First, check theese sites. Alot of interesting articles and facts:

Theese sites are communities, organizations and article databases. You can register on them and sign up for newsletters to get the latest information on whats happening. The sites listed are mostly about USA, I will list some for Europe in my next part.

To most of them you can donate a dollar or two by PayPal.

If you have a website or a blogg, you can add a link to the sites (and don’t forget to link to Drugwiki aswell). A simple thing is something, and if everybody helps it will be easier for other people to find the GOOD information about drugs when they search on Google for example.

There are alot of organization that has groups on the social communities like Facebook, join them! And invite your friends!

If you are a member of Digg or similiar sites, submit a page from Drugwiki or some of the sites you like!

Mention the war against drugs and talk about it on your Blog if you have one!

Simple things really, the important thing is to do SOMETHING, just spending 5 minutes stating your opinion in a community is SOMETHING. And worth alot if everybody does it!

Drugwiki 1.15

Finally! I have been waiting for this for very long! Mediawiki released version 1.15. The most important update is that it’s possible to add NoFollowDomainExceptions. Due to spamming issues all links has been Nofollow for quite long, which means that the linked-to site gains no PR for the even if it is valid and not spam. But now, with the exception-list this is history!

If you have a webbsite, related to drugs and want to be in the whitelist. Then simply edit the links page, and toss me a mail saying that you have added your site. (I will check the page from time to time, but if you notify me it goes faster). Being in the whitelist means that ALL links on any page on the entire wiki will be DOFOLLOW. It’s a sitewide exception and not only on the links page. 🙂 Below you have the link-lists in each language.

Spanish list

English list

Swedish list

A fantastic idea.

Or well.. atleast a nice thought. This is a few days old. It’s from TIME.

For the past several years, I’ve been harboring a fantasy, a last political crusade for the baby-boom generation. We, who started on the path of righteousness, marching for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam, need to find an appropriately high-minded approach to life’s exit ramp. In this case, I mean the high-minded part literally. And so, a deal: give us drugs, after a certain age — say, 80 — all drugs, any drugs we want. In return, we will give you our driver’s licenses. (I mean, can you imagine how terrifying a nation of decrepit, solipsistic 90-year-old boomers behind the wheel would be?) We’ll let you proceed with your lives — much of which will be spent paying for our retirement, in any case — without having to hear us complain about our every ache and reflux. We’ll be too busy exploring altered states of consciousness. I even have a slogan for the campaign: ”Tune in, turn on, drop dead.”

Thats just an excerp, the article continues with pretty good arguments to why we should legalize weed.

Really, what is the difference?

More and more drugs are getting listed as ”dangerous”, both here in sweden and other countries. In sweden theres lately this trend to list substances that could be dangerous as ”dangerous to health” instead of a drug. The difference is that it’s easier and faster to get it listed as such. An example is GBL. Now, I don’t really know exactly the procedure in other countries, but I do know that more and more substances are getting listed everywhere in the world. Theres a huge debate about BZP in New Zealand for instance.

So, is it good to make drugs ilegal? I don’t think so… theres a combination of two fotos I’d like to share, they have some things in common or what do you think?

Do you recognize who they are? Well.. It’s Al Capone and Pablo Escobar.

  • Al Capone was an alcohol smuggler during prohibition in USA. The prohibition failed! How many lifes were wasted on the WAR AGAINST ALCOHOL? Was it really necesary, how many broken hearts did that nonsense really cause?
  • Pablo Escobar was a Cocaine druglord from Colombia. Just take a random guess… how many lifes has THE WAR AGAINST drugs taken, how many are in prison because drugs are ilegal. How many families are destroyd due to this? Is it really necessary? No, I don’t think so!

With Drugwiki we want to make people aware of what drugs do, what are the dangers and the benefits. Don’t accept the ”Alcohol is not as dangerous as drugs” concept. Research! Don’t treat drugs as ”drugs”. Every drug is different and affects the body and brain in different manners. Some are more addicitive than others.

”If all drugs were legal, then everyone would be addicted.” Really? Most of you probably know that sniffing gasoline gives you a high, and that it’s dangerous.. I don’t think you spend your days sniffing gasoline even if you can, do you? Ok, not the best of examples but you get the idea.

I’m not saying let’s make are drugs legal for trade and use over a night, but we DO need a change. It’s such a waste to put people in prison because they smoked a pot. And how much does the war against drugs cost in money? All cops, lawyers, courts, prisons… etc. Are there not more meaningful things to spend that money on?

Drugwiki wants to gather information about drugs, and provide that information to you!

DEA raid in San Francisco Collective.

The DEA raided a San Francisco medical marijuana collective March 24 — just one week after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Department of Justice’s more hands-off policy regarding state medical marijuana laws. Watch MPP’s Troy Dayton question the DEA’s apparent transgression on San Francisco’s local CBS news. Click here to tell the White House medical marijuana patients deserve an explanation