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'Moses was high on hallucinogenic drug when he received Ten Commandments,' claims top academic | Daily Mail Online
Psychology professor Benny Shanon says it was likely Moses was hallucinating under the influence of a mind-altering drug at the time of his biblical achievements.

To back up his theory, Professor Shanon says the acacia tree, frequently mentioned in the Bible, contains one of the most psychedelic substances known to man.

The professor, who came up with his theory after experiencing firsthand the effects of a hallucinogenic brew used in religious rituals in Brazil, said the story of Moses and the burning bush also had the hallmarks of a psychedelic experience.
religion  drugs  explanation 
2 days ago by dandv
The Addicts Next Door | The New Yorker
West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the country. Locals are fighting to save their neighbors—and their towns—from destruction.
addiction  drugs  opiates  us  white  trash 
4 days ago by soobrosa
The Addicts Next Door | The New Yorker
Horrific on what it can be like in small-town America
US  drugs  scourge 
4 days ago by traggett
Washington’s opioid epidemic: Focus more on treatment, not illegal supply, some experts say | The Seattle Times
A two-day summit on Washington’s opioid epidemic focused on reducing the supply of legal drugs. But some panelists wanted to stress a different approach. Caleb Banta-Green, senior research scientist at the UW’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, is quoted.
Alcohol.Drug.Abuse.Institute  !UWitM  2017  Banta-Green.Caleb  Seattle.Times  drugs 
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