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  1. Amar Pai Amar Pai says:

    This is an informative book If you have any interest in drugs culturally, personally, economically, or pharmacologically you should read it bath salts turns out these are not actually bath salts it s just a fig leaf that generally stands for substituted cathinones but there s no regulation so sometimes it s other variants of designer drugs designer drugs man MAN this book really opened my eyes to how many designer drugs are out there now and why basically, it was the perfect s This is an informative book If you have any interest in drugs culturally, personally, economically, or pharmacologically you should read it bath salts turns out these are not actually bath salts it s just a fig leaf that generally stands for substituted cathinones but there s no regulation so sometimes it s other variants of designer drugs designer drugs man MAN this book really opened my eyes to how many designer drugs are out there now and why basically, it was the perfect storm of readily available chemical expertise and cheap manufacturing of custom chemicals for instance in post soviet eastern bloc countries, or china , plus the internet, which allow for relatively anonymous commissioning of chemicals, plus govt bans on particular chemical structures, whichon that in a sec but basically bath salts are just the tip of the iceberg, there s a million of these analogues bans on certain classes of drug often come down to bans on particular chemical structures so naturally this leads chemists to create alternate versions by substituting a benzene ring or adding a group or whatever bath salts were made by looking at the chemical structure of ecstasy and cocaine and meth some two of those three, I forget which and devising something similar a lot of designer drugs were devised along such lines legal highs analogues that don t contravene drug laws are favored by a segment of the population who don t want to risk breaking the law, but ironically the legal highs can be much less safe than illegal highs, because they re not that tested and dosage info is hard to get this is in part because for legal reasons the designer drugs have to be marketed as plant food or bath salts or whatever, if they put proper dosage info it would make the drugs illegal it s a perverse effect of our farcical drug laws that it leads topeople in danger cos providing life saving info breaks the law silk road man i thought this was a scam but apparently it really worked you could order heroin, LSD, or whatever else, anything under the sun, and have it fed exed to you imagine a drug market with seller feedback and trust ratings likejust crazy There s just a lot of information in Drugs 2.0, and much of it is stuff that I haven t seen reported anywhere else certainly not with intelligent commentary and rational analysis Highly recommended.P.S Donate to the Drug Policy Alliance, please help end the madness that is our War on Drugs


  2. Gwern Gwern says:

    Journalistic history of the development of designer drugs research chemicals , with focus on past two decades and Internet based RC communities This is a topic you might think I d know all about, but actually I don t, because my focus was always Silk Road the dark net markets, where research chemicals often showed up after being banned, but I didn t know much about what went on before they became normal illicit drugs So this filled in a lot of holes for me.Power starts with the Western di Journalistic history of the development of designer drugs research chemicals , with focus on past two decades and Internet based RC communities This is a topic you might think I d know all about, but actually I don t, because my focus was always Silk Road the dark net markets, where research chemicals often showed up after being banned, but I didn t know much about what went on before they became normal illicit drugs So this filled in a lot of holes for me.Power starts with the Western discovery of psychedelics and LSD, giving an engaging potted history of the period to focus on the late Alexander Shulgin Shulgin is the central figure in research chemicals for demonstrating that variants and twists on old drugs are almost as easy as falling off a log, one would think, coming up singlehandedly with dozens of stimulants and psychedelics and drugs with unclassifiable effects the one which makes everything sound 1 octave lower always amuses me , all documented in his famous PIHKAL and TIHKAL Shulgin s work and other chemists including the still mysterious discoverer of MDMA lit a long fuse that finally detonated with Usenet now there s a name you probably haven t heard in a while showing that the Internet could document and spread knowledge about drug use through newsgroups and forums, and eventually, in a miracle of globalization, chemists with foreign chemical laboratories with customers online Here Drugs 2.0 really gets moving, covering Erowid, the Hive, Chinese labs doing dodgy syntheses, discussion of what chemical analogues are and how these grey market communities can come up with literally scores of new substances every year, faster than they could be banned, interviews in person or email with some of these amateur chemists and Chinese lab operators and the intermediary businessmen, and of course, Silk Road 1 Power s chapter on it, while unavoidably obsolete in 2016, was one of the better writeups around when it was published The focus tends to be on the UK, but that s fine by me, as the UK sexplicit drug policy makes changes easier to describe, and Power includes interesting material on fads in the UK drug consumer market and how it affected choices the safrole oil shortage s effects on MDMA and finding substitutes is a good one.Where I m left a little dissatisfied is in descriptions of effects of the various RCs which have been discovered By the end, you don t know too much about how the various drugs differ, or how many could be considered to have found a niche of their own asthan just a formerly legal analogue of something like psilocybin Like a biography of a scientist which doesn t go into much depth about what their ideas or discoveries were, it feels incomplete.Disclosure Mike Power has interviewed or quoted me on several occasions about the dark net markets, and gave me a free PDF of Drugs 2.0 back in 2014 or something But it was so hard to read because of publisher watermarking, that I downloaded a better copy from Libgen and read that instead


  3. Leanne Ford Leanne Ford says:

    This is an excellent read if you have any interest in drug policy and the situation surrounding the current glut of legal highs and their widespread availability through the web The book presents opinions and information from a range of sources including manufacturers of legal highs, scientist, front line drug workers and health professionals, users and law enforcement officials It is both objective and rational as well as very well written Power has pitched the science at exactly the righ This is an excellent read if you have any interest in drug policy and the situation surrounding the current glut of legal highs and their widespread availability through the web The book presents opinions and information from a range of sources including manufacturers of legal highs, scientist, front line drug workers and health professionals, users and law enforcement officials It is both objective and rational as well as very well written Power has pitched the science at exactly the right level to enable the reader to understand the context and means by which these chemicals have come to existence


  4. Nick Carnac Nick Carnac says:

    How the web has changed the way Research chemicals and natural highs are produced and consumed in this cyber era , including analysis of bitcoin , the Silk Road and the results of this Wild West , unregulated late flowering of the Hippy Ethos San Francisco is again the beating heart Why Ross Ulrich must rot in jail for Silk Road even though the underlying motive was indeed noble.


  5. Amy Amy says:

    What a facinating look into the online world of buying and selling new designer chemicals This in depth study of the developing market for new and creative ways to get high was an eye opener for me While as a pharmacist I was aware of the ever increasing use and abuse of prescription drugs and the risks that come with it, I had no idea that there were this many designer chemicals available so easily With just a simple click of the enter button on the computer a person can order almost any typ What a facinating look into the online world of buying and selling new designer chemicals This in depth study of the developing market for new and creative ways to get high was an eye opener for me While as a pharmacist I was aware of the ever increasing use and abuse of prescription drugs and the risks that come with it, I had no idea that there were this many designer chemicals available so easily With just a simple click of the enter button on the computer a person can order almost any type of drug he wants, unfortunately quality is not guaranteed The background history is well explained and the various laws regarding these chemicals in the US and UK are thoroughly examined I gained a lot of great information from this book


  6. Christine Yen Christine Yen says:

    Fascinating Another book which makes me wish I d kept up with my chemistry knowledge.


  7. Thomas Thomas says:

    Mike Power is a man with a huge amount of knowledge to share He s not alone there are plenty of books about modern drug culture and economics that underline the structural role the business of drugs plays in our society Here we are certainly in the hands of an expert Power outlines his intentions with a fierce, structured security He writes with the certainty of knowledge Unlike Polan s How to Change Your Mind where the author is journeying into the personal unknown, or Saviano s ZeroZeroZ Mike Power is a man with a huge amount of knowledge to share He s not alone there are plenty of books about modern drug culture and economics that underline the structural role the business of drugs plays in our society Here we are certainly in the hands of an expert Power outlines his intentions with a fierce, structured security He writes with the certainty of knowledge Unlike Polan s How to Change Your Mind where the author is journeying into the personal unknown, or Saviano s ZeroZeroZero where the danger involved and the sense of discovery and shock gives the book a drama and a tension, Drugs 2.0 is a calm, informed account of how new forms of old drugs are changing the way people take drugs, the way they buy and sell them and the way it is affecting the underlying structures of our economy Mike Power has been here for a while, has been part of the ecstasy craze, has written about new developments in the emergence of new designer drugs Here he shares his knowledge in an articulate and fascinating book.Despite the focus on designer drugs and new chemical compounds, both legal and illegal, Power also looks back over important developments in the history of human drug taking Plenty of it is common knowledge but Power strikes a good balance between the telling and the analysing, making it a very interesting tale of human experimentation and exploration He puts a lot of focus on the history of drug legislation, something missing elsewhere in debates about the legalisation of drugs It connects well with the modern story of internet buying and selling, of the permanent race of chemists against the law It s a almost farcical battle in a failing system and a near perfect argument for the futility of illegalisation He goes even further and outlines how the legislation and the race to create something new is actually posesanddangers for drug users as compounds becomeanddistant from the original,traditional drugs.More difficult to explain and clarify are the stories of the chemicals themselves and the story of the Dark Web It is not Power s intention to make such difficult, technical areas understandable for the uninitiated for me the explantions of the Dark Web and the technology around it went very much over my head What remains is the cultural, social and economic effects of such advancement, seemingly unseen by the person on the street It becomes apparent, however, that such changes in an underground world are far reaching and affect those who, in their daily life, have no interest or contact in drugs at all Power doesn t dwell on topics It makes the book a little overbearing and overreaching at times, central figures only vaguely sketched, tragic events very coldly retold, but the bredth of his research and involvement in the topic is impressive and very interesting It tells a story of mankind s determination to discover newness and the individuals intense desire to work against the system even when they are locked in it.In a world library filled with intense, intelligent, well researched and vital non fiction, Drugs 2.0 can firmly stand up on the shelf of recommended books to read for those who want to expand their mind and their knowledge of how the world works 7


  8. Steph Steph says:

    Drugs Unlimited is an informative, exhaustively researched journalistic expose on the history of recreational drug use and innovation, from Alexander Shulgin and the early days of drug synthesis, to the emergence of rave culture and MDMA, to the present day web based culture of experimentation with designer drugs Power illustrates how the drug trade grew up with the Internet, and how technology, the war on drugs, and sluggish drug legislation created the conditions for the designer drug movemen Drugs Unlimited is an informative, exhaustively researched journalistic expose on the history of recreational drug use and innovation, from Alexander Shulgin and the early days of drug synthesis, to the emergence of rave culture and MDMA, to the present day web based culture of experimentation with designer drugs Power illustrates how the drug trade grew up with the Internet, and how technology, the war on drugs, and sluggish drug legislation created the conditions for the designer drug movement His message is clear the ingenuity of chemists, dealers, and users will forever outstrip the ability of legislation to control innovation in this arena policies of drug prohibition and criminalization have outright failed to keep usage in check and reduce harm to users, while leading to a massive spike in incarceration and encouragingdangerous behavior


  9. Niklas Niklas says:

    Koukuttava ja hyvin kirjoitettu teos nykyisist muuntohuumeista ja huumekaupasta internetin aikakaudella Kirjassa k yd n ansiokkaasti ja lyhyesti l vitse huumeiden kriminalisoinnin historia, sek kerrotaan kuinka kemiallisen tutkimuksen my t niit kehitet n yh kiihtyv ll tahdilla lis Kun valtiot kriminalisoivat yh uusia huumeita, tulee markkinoille entist kin v hemm n testattuja ja arvaamattomia kemiallisia yhdisteit , joita k ytt vien kuolleisuus on aivan toista luokkaa kuin pidemp n Koukuttava ja hyvin kirjoitettu teos nykyisist muuntohuumeista ja huumekaupasta internetin aikakaudella Kirjassa k yd n ansiokkaasti ja lyhyesti l vitse huumeiden kriminalisoinnin historia, sek kerrotaan kuinka kemiallisen tutkimuksen my t niit kehitet n yh kiihtyv ll tahdilla lis Kun valtiot kriminalisoivat yh uusia huumeita, tulee markkinoille entist kin v hemm n testattuja ja arvaamattomia kemiallisia yhdisteit , joita k ytt vien kuolleisuus on aivan toista luokkaa kuin pidemp n tunnetuilla ja testatuilla valmisteilla Syntyy noidankeh , jossa suurimmat h vi j t ovat ihan tavalliset ihmiset ja seikkailulliset teinit, jotka pyrkiv t saamaan huumaavia aineita laillisesti


  10. Dan Watts Dan Watts says:

    I went into this book knowing next to nothing about recreational drugs, so almost all of it was news to me As such, it was an eye opener and a compelling overview of the recent history and current well, as of 2013 state of the drug trade I suspect that those who are familiar with the Internet fueled explosion of drug analogues will find the book less enlightening, though.I debated whether to give this book 5 stars The only problems I had with it are that it s UK focused and somewhat out o I went into this book knowing next to nothing about recreational drugs, so almost all of it was news to me As such, it was an eye opener and a compelling overview of the recent history and current well, as of 2013 state of the drug trade I suspect that those who are familiar with the Internet fueled explosion of drug analogues will find the book less enlightening, though.I debated whether to give this book 5 stars The only problems I had with it are that it s UK focused and somewhat out of date


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