The Guardian's Drug Issue is out, and it's laced (that's editor Steven T. Jones' word, not ours) with "good shit" ranging from a piece about women's meth use on the rise in SF; a roundup of trippy literature; the requisite piece about marijuana decriminalization; a meditation on the evolution of nightlife drugging by Marke B; and a handy guide to hallucinogen use at Burning Man--especially handy for those, like us, who weren't previously familiar with the terms "candy-flipping" (using LSD and ecstasy together) or "hippie-flipping" (shrooms and ecstasy).
But honestly the most shocking takeaway we found in these pages is the revelation that fewer San Francisco high schoolers are doing drugs than their counterparts twelve years ago. To wit: "The number of students who have tried marijuana dropped from 33 percent [in 1997] to 22.8 percent, and habitual use has dropped from 17.1 percent to 11.4 percent." WTF, high schoolers? You've got more important things to do with your time than smoke pot? You're giving this town a bad name!