Alaska Medical Examiner Refusing to Test Product Most Likely Responsible for a Wasilla Death

By Karen Dobner In the first case of it’s kind, Alaska Coroner has refused to test the Spice product that most likely killed a young man to determine the chemical responsible for his death.  Not too surprisingly, toxicology screenings were … Continue reading

International Criminal Mastermind of Silk Road Taken Down by FBI

Ross William Ulbricht, the 29-year-old entrepreneur, mastermind behind the anonymous black market drug website known as Silk Road, the Amazon of the drug market, has been known to describe his narcotics bazaar as a victimless libertarian experiment. In two years, … Continue reading

United Nations Report: New Psychoactive Substances “Threaten the Health and Welfare of Mankind”

By Karen Dobner (updated 9/17/13) New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) “threaten the health and Welfare of Mankind.” “The threat of synthetic drugs is one of the most significant drug problems worldwide,” according to the Global SMART update, Volume 10, September 2013 … Continue reading

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Hearing on Dangerous Synthetic Drugs

Watch the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control video on YouTube Press Release: … Continue reading

CNN Reports on Synthetic Drugs with Robin Smith

Stay tuned for more of Robin Smith’s extraordinary story here on the To the Maximus Foundation Blog within the next few weeks. … Continue reading

Federal Judge upholds Duluth Rule on City License for Synthetic Drugs

A federal magistrate judge in Duluth, Minnesota upheld a local ordinance requiring Jim Carlson, owner of Last Place on Earth, and other retailers to carry a city license for selling synthetic drugs, which includes many rigorous regulations.  The ordinance went … Continue reading

Popular Synthetics: The Class of 2013

We’ve definitely been guilty of neglecting the category of synthetic drugs/designer drugs that are not synthetic cannabinoids.   Therefore, we’re very happy to share this article by neuroscientist, Dirk Hanson, who has been a leader in educating us about ‘research chemicals.’ Hanson does … Continue reading

Stories from the Busts! $51,000,000 . . . and Counting

On June 26, 2013 Federal Agents conducted “Project Synergy,” swooping in to arrest those involved in the retail sales, manufacturing, and distribution of synthetic drugs across the nation and even in foreign countries. Not only did they seize drugs, they also … Continue reading