Golden Hookah: Feds Spent $3.6 Million to Study Drug-Smoking, Menstruating Monkeys

June 9, 2011 - 5:49 PM
This week's Golden Hookah Award for wasteful government spending goes to the National Institute on Drug Abuse for studying drugged monkeys.
This week's Golden Hookah Award winner for wasteful government spending is The National Institute on Drug Abuse for spending $398,873 on a study that teaches monkeys how to smoke and drink hard drugs like heroin, meth, PCP, and cocaine - then studies how the monkeys' drug consumption varies during different phases of their menstrual cycles.