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Ripped Rizla Packet

Ripped Rizla Packet

Does this torn Rizla packet look familiar? If so, you sicken me.

You need to stop rolling joints like a savage and learn how to use roach cards!

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Comments | Posted in Advice and Information By John Clarke

As a general internet-guy, I have lots of interesting data available to me. Previously, I summarised all the reviews on the site in this wordcloud - and I liked the result. Since then, I've been thinking what other data sources I could use to generate more lovely images. Then it hit me - the entire database of Salvia-Trip.net (a place people can go and write up their Salvia divinorum experiences) would make an excellent subject for a new wordcloud.

This shows the most frequently used words in all 700 or so salvia divinorum experience reports:

Salvia Trip Wordcloud

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Coffeesh0p Reviews Wodcloud

Coffeesh0p Reviews Wodcloud

 

The above wordcloud contains the top 100 most used words from every single customer review submitted to the site. I feel rather proud

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View From The Office: Sunrise

View From The Office: Sunrise

View from the Coffeesh0p Office: Sunrise

To mark the launch of our new Facebook Page, I shared a couple of photos of the view from our office and asked you guys to do the same for a chance to win some Squidgy Black. A 1g bag went to the person who submitted the most beautiful view - in order to help them appreciate the view even more - and another 1g bag to the most depressing view - because we wanted that person to have something to be cheerful about at least! Here are the winners:

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Comments | Posted in News By John Clarke

You're at a party. All the beer has gone. Things are winding down. Out of nowhere, a mate busts out something that could be interesting when lit and the smoke inhaled. Amazing! Unfortunately, this mate of yours has no way to smoke this potentially interesting material. Perhaps there's a world-wide tree shortage. Perhaps your mate just forgot to buy any papers. 

YOU can be the hero in this situation. Read on to find out how.

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1 Comments | Posted in Advice and Information By John Clarke

Follow/Like/Share/+1 Coffeesh0p

17 Jun 2013 15:25:12

Follow Coffeesh0p on Twitter, like us on Facebook and +1 our Google+ page!  There's also a 10% discount available and a competition to enter...

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Comments | Posted in News By John Clarke

Salvia Divinorum Effects

12 Jun 2013 14:56:13

The following post is a summary of a paper published last year in the journal Psychopharmacology entitled "Acute and post-accute behavioral and psychological effects of salvinorin A in humans", by Peter H Addy.

Introduction

The paper begins with a bit of background on Salvinorin-A, the active compound in Salvia divinorum. Unlike "classic" hallucinogens such as psilocin, LSD, etc, salvinorin-A does not bind to the 5-HT2A receptor, but instead binds specifically to the kappa opioid receptor. In the body, very little is known about the effects produced by the kappa opioid receptor, but synthetic drugs that bind to it tend to cause dysphoria (ie the opposite of euphoria, so not very nice), hallucinations and other effects we'd associate with Salvia divinorum including perceived distortions in space and time and uncontrollable laughter.

Up to the point this paper was published, the author mentions the four clinical studies of Salvia divinorum on humans, only one of which was a placebo-controlled study (where an inactive dose or dummy substance is used as well), however, this particular study only had four participants - such a small sample size is too small to draw any major generalised conclusions from. There has also been relatively little research done on the subjective experiences from Salvia divinorum use, or the after-effects of use in humans.

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0 Comments | Posted in Scientific Research By John Clarke

Back in 2008, I gave a presentation about Salvia divinorum's background and pharmacology. It was obvious when I was doing the research that scientific interest in the matter was only just developing, with papers being published at the time on topics such as which receptors in the brain the active compound, Salvinorin-A, binds to, molecular structures and plenty of speculation on what the future may hold for such a unique plant.

Almost five years later, I thought it might be interesting to see how far the research has progressed - have any of the hopeful speculations been realised - so, the first thing I did was look at how many more papers have been published on salvia since then. Turns out it's a lot!

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Of course Salvia divinorum should be banned! Read this Top 8 List of reasons to find out why!

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Woman Sues Drug Dealer

28 May 2013 10:31:52

A Canadian woman has successfully sued a drug dealer who sold her methamphetamine (crystal meth). The woman suffered a heart attack and spent 23 days in a coma after taking the drug.

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