Drugs

What HAVE they been smoking? The dance music press would have you believe you can now smoke pot in London without risking arrest – but this isn’t the full story…

This week, the hopeless organism that is the dance music press have been getting overly excited by political news straight out of London. They seem to now think anyone caught in possession of cannabis on the streets of Britain's capital city will now be left alone by the police. Unfortunately…

Read more

After London says goodbye to another club with The Cause’s closure, is it sad news for the charities who benefitted – or jumping the plank before being pushed by the licensing authorities?

This blog came in for some stick when I reported on the troubles that London club The Cause were having last year. I initially ran an article on August 2nd last year about the death of a 21-year old clubber who fell ill on the premises, later named as Bill…

Read more

So how many drinks out there ARE being spiked and who’s doing it? Nobody knows, so the UK Parliament’s Home Affairs committee is going to try and find out…

A few months ago, reports started surfacing across the British media about spiking. The economy reopening and bars and nightclubs trading again brought a slew of headlines about drinks being laced with drugs - and in particular, much talk about the seemingly new crime of needle spiking. It was all…

Read more

Is that the line you’re taking? Plague rave agency which tried to gag this blog sends out email to its staff telling them to stop leaving “cookies” in the office – and they don’t mean the chewy biscuit!

The plague rave agency which periodically gets mentioned on this blog - although never by name - haven't had a good year. Firstly, one of their DJs admitted to me that he'd been doing plague rave at their insistence - writing about the experience and answering my questions afterwards. Shortly…

Read more

So how many of your MPs will lose theirs, Mr Johnson? The question as British PM proposes drug users should have their driving licences and passports cancelled…

Politicians and drugs make for an unusual duo. There's a fair number of politicians out there who don't mind dabbling with drugs - and drugs don't seem to mind being dabbled with by the politicians, either. But their private and public attitudes often don't match up. Which has put British…

Read more

No security guard was drugged at Astroworld at the human crush that killed eight people – so why did it take Texas’s Houston Police THREE days to dismiss this bizarre theory?

Ever since details started coming out last Friday night local time of a disaster unfolding at the Astroworld festival in the USA, a rumour started to spread on social media that a security guard at the venue was injected with drugs. I chose not to report it, because I found…

Read more

Clever way to stop spiking or depressing sign of the times? I can’t decide what to make of Cardiff’s Slug & Lettuce offering stick-on covers on drinks…

Ever since nightclubs reopened in numerous countries around the world, most people have been happy to see their return. But one thing it's safe to say which wasn't missed when they were closed was the threat of having your drink spiked by someone with a potentially very dangerous agenda. Not…

Read more

Do they use the same publicist as Diplo? Sacha Lord’s Warehouse Project FINALLY speak out about what happened at the club two weeks ago – and it quickly became a PR disaster…

Two weeks ago, a 20-year old man died at the Warehouse Project after taking drugs. The club made no comment on their social media pages, something which irked me on the Sunday after it happened - and irked me even more the following week. Nearly two weeks later, Warehouse Project…

Read more