1. Colombia's drug trade is worth US$10 billion. That's one-quarter as much as the country's legal exports.
  2. 31% of rock star deaths are related to drugs or alcohol.
  3. In the Netherlands, there are dozens of public facilities where you can bring recreational drugs including marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy to test if they are safe.
  4. Drug possession and trafficking are punished in Singapore with the death penalty.
  5. The Salema Porgy is a species of fish that can cause hallucinations when eaten. In Ancient Rome it was consumed as a recreational drug.
  6. In professional shooting, Alcohol is considered to be a performance-enhancing drug because it relaxes you and slows your heart rate enough to give you an edge.
  7. There's a nail polish that detects date rape drugs by dipping a finger into the drink.
  8. More than 100,000 babies are born addicted to cocaine each year in the U.S., due to their mothers' use of the drug during pregnancy.
  9. Marijuana is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.
  10. You are more likely to die as a drug dealer in Chicago than as a death row inmate in Texas.
  11. In 1994, a 75-pound bag of cocaine fell out of a plane and landed in the middle of a Florida crime watch meeting.
  12. Antidepressant drugs, already known to cause sexual side effects, may also suppress the basic human emotions of love and romance.
  13. Generic and brand name drugs are required by U.S. law to be equally effective.
  14. Ozzy Osborne had his genome sequenced to better understand how he's still alive after years of hard drug and alcohol abuse.
  15. In Texas, more than 16,000 people were incarcerated in 2015 for possessing less than one gram of drugs.
  16. Nazi German troops were routinely given a narcotic called Pervitin, which allowed them to march for longer than normal.
  17. Traces of nicotine and cocaine were found in Egyptian mummies.
  18. In 2015, over 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses—the most ever.
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