[ibogaine] Fw: [drugwar] Ibogaine gets the Reefer Madnesstreatment in UK newspaper

Tommy tgoodson7 at cox.net
Sun Aug 1 12:01:35 EDT 2004


Hello,

Tommy Goodson is not able to respond at this time because of sickness.

Sorry,

James Goodson, brother
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Preston Peet" <ptpeet at nyc.rr.com>
To: <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2004 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: [ibogaine] Fw: [drugwar] Ibogaine gets the Reefer
Madnesstreatment in UK newspaper


> Thanks kindly Hattie,
>     This is a bit of a relief I guess.
> Peace,
> Preston
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Hattie" <epoptica at freeuk.com>
> To: <ibogaine at mindvox.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2004 3:31 AM
> Subject: Re: [ibogaine] Fw: [drugwar] Ibogaine gets the Reefer
> Madnesstreatment in UK newspaper
>
>
> > >Hey Preston,
> >
> > The Sunday Mercury is marginal..... I had never heard of it until now! I
> was
> > contacted by a reporter in the midlands a few weeks ago who said she was
> > writing for a local paper up there which must be this.
> >
> > Local papers don't get read that widely and certainly noone in the south
> of
> > the country would ever get to see it. Slightly worrying about the
> discussion
> > with the department for health. However we have to remember there has
been
> > loads of really positive press recently most of which has been in the
> > mainstream media - The BBC, The Observer and the Daily Mirror.
> >
> > The Mercury......well someone was bound to write that type of piece and
> > luckily it was only a local.
> >
> > Hattie
> >
> >
> > >   Here's comes that slightly trepidatious feeling again.
> > >   But hey, no risk, no gain, right?
> > > Peace and love,
> > > Preston
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Robert Merkin" <bobmerk at earthlink.net>
> > > To: <drugwar at mindvox.com>
> > > Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 2:03 PM
> > > Subject: [drugwar] Ibogaine gets the Reefer Madness treatment in UK
> > > newspaper
> > >
> > >
> > >> Don't think i'm subscribed to ibogaine List, so can someone please
> forward
> > >> this to ibogaine at mindvox.com ?
> > >>
> > >> It seems the Sunday Mercury, with this one story, has just discovered
> the
> > >> existence of ibogaine, and has determined it is Bad & Dangerous.
> > >>
> > >> Elmer
> > >>
> > >> URL: http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v04.n1062.a02.html
> > >> Newshawk: Herb
> > >> Pubdate: Sun, 18 Jul 2004
> > >> Source: Sunday Mercury (UK)
> > >> Copyright: 2004 Sunday Mercury
> > >> Contact: SundayMercury at mrn.co.uk
> > >> Website:
> > >> http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/2050ourpapers/0300sundaymercury/
> > >> Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/3167
> > >> Author: Caroline Wheeler
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> DEADLY 'CURE' FOR JUNKIES
> > >>
> > >> A 'miracle drug' which claims to cure heroin addicts in just ONE day
> has
> > >> already been linked to four deaths.
> > >>
> > >> Although it can be obtained officially only on prescription, the
Sunday
> > >> Mercury was able to buy some for UKP 30 on the internet.
> > >>
> > >> Manufacturers say Ibogaine works by instantly relieving withdrawal
> > > symptoms
> > >> and suppressing cravings for heroin and cocaine.
> > >>
> > >> The toxic substance is so powerful that it can only be prescribed by
> > >> doctors - but our reporter was able to buy a derivative of it over
the
> > >> internet with no questions asked.
> > >>
> > >> In the past, Ibogaine treatment has only been available privately at
> UKP
> > >> 500 a time.
> > >>
> > >> But the Sunday Mercury has discovered that Midland addicts are buying
> it
> > >> illegally from an online herbalist.
> > >>
> > >> Now Ibogaine therapists, who offer expensive treatment programmes,
are
> > >> warning the DIY detox approach could kill.
> > >>
> > >> "It is not advisable for drug addicts to attempt an Ibogaine
treatment
> > >> programme on their own," one therapist said.
> > >>
> > >> "Everyone reacts differently to Ibogaine and it could be dangerous if
> you
> > >> don't know what you are doing.  It has been known for people to die
> after
> > >> taking Ibogaine."
> > >>
> > >> It is believed four people have died from taking the drug, including
> one
> > > in
> > >> Britain.
> > >>
> > >> Ibogaine is an unlicensed drug in the UK, and cannot be sold without
a
> > >> prescription.  But despite this restriction, one UK distributor
> continues
> > >> to sell a derivative of the drug online.
> > >>
> > >> Last week, the Sunday Mercury bought 10 grammes of Iboga root bark
> > > capsules
> > >> for UKP 28.98.
> > >>
> > >> In an e-mail exchange the webmaster told our reporter: "I am the only
> > >> salesman of Iboga in England and supply it to people all over the
> country,
> > >> including in the Midlands.
> > >>
> > >> "Most of my customers have been mothers who are desperate to get
their
> > > kids
> > >> off drugs.  One of them told me she has a son who was hooked on
heroin
> and
> > >> crack.  Iboga got him off the stuff."
> > >>
> > >> We contacted the seller later to tell him what he was doing was
> illegal.
> > >>
> > >> "I was unaware that the Department of Health said selling Ibogaine is
> > >> illegal," he claimed.  "Thanks for the tip.  However, I only sell
> Ibogaine
> > >> root bark so it should be OK."
> > >>
> > >> Last night, a spokesman for the Department of Health advised our
> reporter
> > >> to alert the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
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