My sister told me about some pretty disturbing and illegal things that she is doing. She clearly needs some kind of help or intervention, but I have no idea how to go about doing that without putting her in jail. I feel totally lost and conflicted. [more inside]
Should I risk smoking weed in (Nantes) France while on exchange from Canada? [more inside]
I am looking for an example of a drug bust for which the police uncovered a pattern of drug shipments not just uncovered one shipment. I am interested in looking at a pattern of drug transportation in which I can know approximately when drugs where delivered over a period of time. [more inside]
Would it be legal in America for a pharmaceutical company to develop a drug solely intended for recreational, not medical purposes. To what safety standards would such a drug be held?
Would a drug-manufacturing machine be legal? [more inside]
Several times while out in busy nightlife areas in New York, I've passed random dudes on the street who offer to sell me (and every other passer-by) a whole smorgasbord of drugs, totally unprompted. I've never been remotely tempted to buy, but I'm curious how this works from a legal standpoint. How do these guys not get busted? [more inside]
Has the effort to regulate the sale of OTC medications containing pseudoephedrine actually led to a drop in methamphetamine manufacture/sale in the US? [more inside]
What is the legal status of the designer drug 2C-i in South Korea?
What are the legal ramifications for the crew members (camerapeople, producers, etc.) of a show like Intervention when the "stars" do illegal things? [more inside]
My female friend's car was pulled over yesterday, and marijuana was found. They released her with some conditions. She is getting a lawyer, but we are wondering if what occurred is common, and where she should go from here. [more inside]
In this month's GQ, there's a longer update to the Milford High drug bust story, in which a 23-year-old private detective went undercover at a high school, leading to the eventual arrest of seventeen high school students. (The story inspired a decidedly banal MeFi thread.) My question--not covered in the previous thread, the news coverage, or the GQ article--is simple: how in the world is it legal for a private detective to buy drugs? And for the reported purchase of drugs to lead to an arrest? [more inside]
If you're driving while high (after smoking marijuana) and a cop pulls you over, is there any test they can perform to tell? [more inside]
In the U.S., some televised prescription drug ads tell you exactly what the drug is for. Others only allude cryptically to the drug's function. Still others just show a middle-aged, sweater-clad couple enjoying a sunset on a beach. Or Mike Ditka. Why?