1. Colombia's drug trade is worth US$10 billion. That's one-quarter as much as the country's legal exports.
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  2. 31% of rock star deaths are related to drugs or alcohol.
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  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.
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  4. Drug possession and trafficking are punished in Singapore with the death penalty.
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  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.
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  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.
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  7. There's a nail polish that detects date rape drugs by dipping a finger into the drink.
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  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.
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  9. Marijuana is legal and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea.
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  10. You are more likely to die as a drug dealer in Chicago than as a death row inmate in Texas.
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  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.
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  12. Antidepressant drugs, already known to cause sexual side effects, may also suppress the basic human emotions of love and romance.
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  13. Generic and brand name drugs are required by U.S. law to be equally effective.
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  14. Ozzy Osborne had his genome sequenced to better understand how he's still alive after years of hard drug and alcohol abuse.
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  15. In Texas, more than 16,000 people were incarcerated in 2015 for possessing less than one gram of drugs.
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  16. Nazi German troops were routinely given a narcotic called Pervitin, which allowed them to march for longer than normal.
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  17. Traces of nicotine and cocaine were found in Egyptian mummies.
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  18. In 2015, over 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses—the most ever.
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  19. From 1953 to 1964, the CIA conducted completely uncontrolled tests in which they drugged people unknowingly, then followed and watched them without intervening.
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  20. On a typical day along the U.S.-Mexico border, Customs and Border Protection seizes an average of 7,910 pounds of drugs.
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  21. 75% of all suicide attempts are by self-poisoning with drugs, and 97% of those cases survive.
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