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This Week in Psychedelics - 2.2.18

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Cannabis

  • San Francisco to Clear Thousands of Marijuana Convictions Dating Back to 1975 (TIME)
  • How to Legally Buy Weed in D.C. Without Actually Buying Any Weed at All (Reason)
  • Study: Marijuana Smoke Exposure Not Linked To Poor Lung Health (NORML)
  • Idaho bill would allow use of cannabis-derived CBD oil (East Idaho News)
  • Marijuana: is it time to stop using a word with racist roots? (The Guardian)
  • California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs (Forbes)
  • Mondo Cannabis Powder Is Weed Made for Taking at Work (Bon Appetit)
  • California mulls state-owned bank for cannabis industry (Financial Times)
  • Which city in the world has the cheapest cannabis - and the most expensive? (The Guardian)
  • Canadian Cannabis Companies Set Their Sights On South America (Forbes)
  • A startup that makes cannabis oil for vaping wants to be America's first $1 billion 'marijuana unicorn' (Business Insider)
  • Cannabis 'Gifting' Economy Springs up in Massachusetts (Leafly)
  • Oakland selects winners of cannabis dispensary permits (SFGate)
  • Maine: Marijuana Moratorium Measure Expires (NORML)
  • Cannabis Stocks Begin To Reflect The Real Industry (Forbes)
  • Arizona May Finally Begin Lab Testing Medical Cannabis for Contaminants (Leafly)
  • Stronger cannabis linked to rise in demand for drug treatment programmes (The Guardian)
  • What Are CO2 Cannabis Extracts and How Are They Made? (Leafly)
  • The beginner's guide to cannabis (Well+Good)
  • This Texas Cop Is Risking His Career for Cannabis Reform (Leafly)
  • 'You Can't Roll a Joint on the Cover of a Digital Download': Cannabis Quotes of the Week (Leafly)
  • Can pot trigger hallucinations? Report of officers who allegedly ate edibles fuels debate (Luxora Leader)

LSD

  • Advice on Taking LSD from Seasoned Acid Afficionados (VICE)
  • When the LSD King Timothy Leary Hid in Africa with the Black Panthers (Daily Beast)
  • Michael Pollan Talks Farm-to-Table Food—and LSD (Austin Monthly)
  • Wormwood's Bad Trip Peddles CIA Conspiracies (Reason)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Study hints magic mushrooms can alter how you feel about nature (and politics) (Medical Xpress)
  • How Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Depression From An Entirely New Angle (Forbes)
  • Startup plans to give mushrooms to depressed patients (New York Post)
  • Can Magic Mushrooms Help Us Come To Terms With Death? (VICE)
  • Do Psilocybin Mushrooms Show Up on Drug Tests? (Psychedelics Daily)
  • Clinical interpretations of patient experience in a trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for alcohol use disorder (Frontiers)
  • Three Things To Know About Psychedelic Mushrooms (Psychedelics Daily)

MDMA/Ecstasy

Iboga/Ibogaine

Salvia Divinorum

  • Salvia Divinorum: The Globalization of a Sacred Psychoactive Plant (Reality Sandwich)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Man arrested on suspicion of poisoning and supplying a controlled drug after 'MDMA' hospital cases (The Isle of Thanet News)

Dissociatives

  • 'The fog is gone': How ketamine could help lift hard-to-treat depression (CTV News)
  • Israel Says Prison Time Possible for Possessing Unprescribed Ketamine, Fentanyl (Haaretz)
  • Man who allegedly murdered mom while he was high on PCP indicted (NJ.com)

Opiates/Opioids

  • FDA Cracks Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic (TIME)
  • Controversial Portland program uses marijuana and kratom to treat opioid addiction (Press Herald)
  • Why Colorado Tokers Love Opium (Westword)
  • History repeats itself with opioid epidemic (Shreveport Times)
  • The US is forgoing a powerful weapon in the war on opiates (The Boston Globe)
  • Don't Blame Pain Pills for the Opioid Crisis (Reason)
  • To combat opioid deaths, it's time to give away Naloxone for free (Jackson Clarion Ledger)

Kratom

Kava

  • I Tried Kava And It Was Nothing Like Xanax (Paper)
  • Kava, the drink soothing the stress of NY millennials (Daily Mail)
  • Kava thefts increase (The Fiji Times)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • If You Bought Drugs on the Silk Road Using Bitcoin, the Feds Might Know Who You Are (Reason)
  • Cryptocurrency and The War on Drugs: Interview with Brian Normand of Psymposia (Psychedelic Times)
  • Psychedelic Documentaries You Should Definitely Watch (Psychedelic Times)
  • Award-Winning Script On Psychedelic Research In The '60s Gets L.A. Staged Reading (Broadway World)
  • Pill Testing is proven. I Am Hardstyle shows how much we need it (The Guardian)
  • Hamilton Morris on high (quality) filmmaking (The Justice)
  • Vancouver forges new paths in revival of psychedelic research (The Georgia Straight)

Disclaimer: "This Week in Psychedelics" does not censor or analyze the news links presented here. The purpose of this column is solely to catalogue how psychedelics are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.

This Week in Psychedelics - 1.12.18

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Cannabis

  • Vermont State House Passes Marijuana Legalization (NORML)
  • More Americans Want to Legalize Marijuana Than Ever Before (TIME)
  • New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Marijuana Possession and Cultivation (NORML)
  • Australia to Allow Export of Cannabis-Based Medicines (Voice of America)
  • A Top Cannabis Lawyer on What Losing the Cole Memo Means (Leafly)
  • 'Sorry Bro.' Coachella Bans Marijuana Even Though California Just Made it Legal (TIME)
  • Democrats and Republicans Reject Recent Action by AG Sessions (NORML)
  • Kansas Rep. Steve Alford Apologizes for Racist Comments Linking Black People to Marijuana (TIME)
  • Fear of Mexicans, Not Blacks, Led Kansas to Ban Marijuana (Reason)
  • Will New York Finally Consider Legalizing Cannabis This Week? (Forbes)
  • The challenge of showcasing weed tech at CES (Engadget)
  • CHP Seizure of Legal Cannabis Outrages California Farmers (Leafly)
  • Oklahoma: Voters To Decide In June On Sweeping Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative (NORML)
  • 4 Things Congress Can Do to Stop a Cannabis Crackdown (Reason)
  • Here's Why a Marijuana Crackdown Could Spell Disaster for Republicans (TIME)
  • This Marijuana Reform T-Shirt Cost Iowa Taxpayers Half a Million Bucks (Reason)
  • Cannabis Crunch Monthly – What's In Store For Marijuana In 2018 (Psychedelic Times)
  • Unregulated sales of cannabis oil spike in Iowa (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Light-sensitive THC: Intoxicatingly light-sensitive (ScienceDaily)
  • NORML Endorses SQ 788: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Access Initiative (NORML)
  • Canopy Growth: Best Way To Play The Cannabis Industry (Seeking Alpha)
  • Federalists Can't Support a Cannabis Crackdown (Reason)
  • In the Fight Over LA Weekly, Cannabis Companies Are Caught in the Middle (Leafly)
  • SF cannabis stores open for city's first day of recreational pot sales (SFGate)
  • Cannabis Insiders Share 2018 Industry Wishes (Forbes)
  • 'Breeding Is an Art Form': An Interview with Cannabis Cup Champion, Exotic Genetix (Leafly)
  • California Cannabis Rush May Not Bring A Fortune For Stock Investors (Seeking Alpha)
  • Elderly Christmas Cannabis Couple Arrested Again, Facing New Drug Charges (NPR)

LSD

  • Wormwood review – LSD, the CIA and the mysterious death of an army scientist (The Guardian)
  • Nixon's Manhunt For The High Priest Of LSD In 'The Most Dangerous Man In America' (NPR)
  • Kacey Musgraves Says a Moving LSD Trip Inspired New Song (Wide Open Country)
  • California Man's Plot To Dump Tons Of LSD In L.A. Water Supply Thwarted By Police Is Fake News (Business 2 Community)
  • Viktor Ivanelo death: Former Croydon student was found hanged in tunnel after taking LSD (Croydon Advertiser)
  • Man who was Tasered while on LSD in 2012 loses lawsuit against Harris County (Chron)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Magic mushroom compound might treat depression by reviving emotional responsiveness in the brain (PsyPost)
  • A Spore No More: Magic Mushroom Use Reveals Effective Clinical PTSD Treatment (Sputnik International)
  • Hunting for Hallucinogenic Mushrooms in Eastern Europe (VICE)

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • Quarter of 'MDMA' pills tested turn out to be something else (Newshub)
  • Secret bitcoin philanthropist backs research of ecstasy as treatment for PTSD (Stripes)
  • Dangerously strong batch of ecstasy going around (Newshub)
  • Bank clerk, 29, who 'rarely went out drinking' died from an Ecstasy overdose after mixing the drug with alcohol, inquest hears (Daily Mail)
  • Tragic teenager died after taking ecstasy at Leeds Festival: Coroner warns taking illicit drugs like playing 'Russian roulette' (Yorkshire Evening Post)

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • How Ayahuasca Made This CEO Unplug from the Matrix (High Existence)
  • I Took Ayahuasca and It Did Nothing (Tonic)

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • The Ibogaine Conversation Pt 11: Is ibogaine the cure for opioid addiction? It's not that simple. (Psymposia)

Salvia Divinorum

  • Salvia Leads Chemists on a Psychedelic Existential Journey (Wired)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Drugs tested at festivals found to be 'much more potent' (Radio New Zealand)
  • More festival-goers testing drugs as MDMA substitutes plague black market (TVNZ)

Dissociatives

  • Ketamine May Represent an Effective Treatment for the Management of Chronic Noncancer Pain (Clinical Pain Advisor)
  • Ketamine shots are a 'powerful' treatment for depression, doctor says (Metro)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Scientists Just Solved a Major Piece of the Opioid Puzzle (Wired)
  • Could Prescription Heroin And Safe Injection Sites Slow The Opioid Crisis? (KAZU)
  • Doctor Had Wife Killed to Keep Her Quiet About Opioid Drug Ring, Police Say (TIME)

Kratom

  • Using Kratom To Get Off Alcohol And Withdrawal Symptoms (Kratom Guides)
  • CBD Kratom's Customers Swear By Its Product. The Feds Want to Make It Illegal (Riverfront Times)
  • Kratom And 5-HTP: Best Supplements To Use For Your Positive Mood And Relaxation (Kratom Guides)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Continuing Further Education with Psychedelics (Psychedelic Times)
  • Google makes millions from plight of addicts (The Times)
  • The Joy of Psychedelic Healing: Interview with Julian Vayne (Psychedelic Times)
  • Hamilton's back to use his body as a test subject for the world's craziest drugs (SBS)

Disclaimer: "This Week in Psychedelics" does not censor or analyze the news links presented here. The purpose of this column is solely to catalogue how psychedelics are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.

This Week in Psychedelics - 12.29.17

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Cannabis

  • These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018 (Forbes)
  • The Top 10 Cannabis Stories of 2017: Canada & Jeff Sessions Lead the List (Leafly)
  • Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (NORML)
  • Will Legal Cannabis Thrive Or Get Shutdown? 2018 Will Tell (Forbes)
  • How were Americans looking for weed (or "marijuana" or "cannabis") in 2017? (The Cannabist)
  • Adult Use Retail Sales To Commence In California (NORML)
  • Nevada's Recreational Marijuana Market Hits $38M, Soars Past Colorado (Forbes
  • Warning: Don't Bring Your Legal Marijuana Through Internal Checkpoints in California (Reason)
  • People Are Successfully Replacing Vicodin, Xanax and Ambien With Marijuana (ATTN:
  • New state law to prohibit drivers, passengers from smoking cannabis while driving (KIEM)
  • Raring to buy recreational pot in Los Angeles? (Not so fast) (Los Angeles Times)
  • Part 1, The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017 (Leafly)
  • Marijuana Stops Boy's Seizure in 30 Seconds (ATTN:)
  • Dear Prime Minister: 'Tis the Season to Discuss Cannabis Advertising (Leafly)
  • Man gets into police car carrying 1,000 cannabis joints because he thought it was a taxi (The Independent)
  • Your Regional Guide to Growing Healthy Cannabis Plants Outdoors (Leafly)
  • With the groundwork laid, the cannabis business likely to take off in 2018 (Wicked Local Natick)
  • Grandmother says cancer has almost gone after taking cannabis oil - now she wants the Government to act (Derby Telegraph)
  • Elderly Couple Busted With 60 Pounds of Christmas-Present Cannabis (The Drive)
  • Does Religious Freedom Mean You Can Smoke Pot? (World Religion News)
  • 'No Rush' to legalise medical cannabis (The Daily Telegraph)

LSD

  • 'Wormwood' Is an LSD-Soaked True Crime Masterpiece (Motherboard)
  • These Troops Were Ordered To Take LSD (Inverse)
  • The Grateful Dead, with a side of LSD-laced venison stew (Salon)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • The Grand Humbling of the Third Eye: A Review of Adam Strauss's One Man Show "The Mushroom Cure" (Reality Sandwich)

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • Man high on ecstasy ends up stranded in the middle of a lake, cops say (Fox 32 Chicago)
  • Boy, 17, dies 'after taking ecstasy tablets' days before Christmas as police launch warning over drugs (Mirror)

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • WATCH: Oddball Artist Explains What Painting On DMT Is Like (Trill)
  • Ayahuasca: A Skeptic's Notes (Psychedelic Frontier)
  • Exotic Hallucinogen Has Everyday Israelis Tripping. But Is It Legal? (Haaretz)

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • An End to the Opioid Epidemic? New Study Suggests Ibogaine Treatment Could Be a Game Changer (Psychedelic Times)

Dissociatives

  • New Ketamine Findings Give Hope To People Seeking Relief From Suicidal Thoughts (The Fix)
  • Would You Try This Party Drug To Relieve Depression And Suicidal Thoughts? (Alternative Daily)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Portugal Ended Their Heroin Epidemic Through Treatment and Decriminalization (ATTN:)
  • India concerned at record opium production in Afghanistan (United News of India)

Kratom

Kava

Khat

  • Global Khat (Plant) Sales is Growing at 6% CAGR to 2019 - Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast (Island Post Gazette)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Pineapple Fund Donated 60 Bitcoin to MAPS in Delicate Time for Crypto and Psychedelics (Psychedelic Times)
  • Ross Ulbricht Files Appeal to the Supreme Court on His Life Sentence Without Parole (Reason)
  • Party drugs such as Molly, Meow Meow more popular but ganja most seized in India (Hindustan Times)

Disclaimer: "This Week in Psychedelics" does not censor or analyze the news links presented here. The purpose of this column is solely to catalogue how psychedelics are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.

This Week in Psychedelics - 12.22.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • Legal Pot: Mexico to Sell Space Cakes, Cannabis Drinks and Marijuana Lipsticks (Newsweek)
  • World Health Organization clashes with DEA on marijuana compound CBD (Ars Technica)
  • The Safety of Dabbing: An Honest Terpene Story (Psychedelic Times)
  • Bitcoin offers the cannabis industry an alternative to banks (CNBC)
  • Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine (Reuters)
  • Move Over California -- Canada's Opening Its Own $5B Cannabis Market In 2018 (Forbes)
  • DEA Releases Report Citing No Deaths From Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Study: CBD Effective As Adjunctive Therapy For Psychosis (NORML)
  • Mass. Recreational Pot Industry Won't Just Line Pockets Of Big Businesses, Regulators Say (WBUR)
  • Cannabis as a Tool to Fight the Opioid Epidemic (Reality Sandwich)
  • New Policy Lets V.A. Docs Talk to Veterans About Medical Marijuana Use (Reason)
  • An 11-Year-Old Is Suing the Government Over Medical Marijuana Legalization (ATTN:)
  • A marijuana salve won best in show at a cannabis convention this weekend (Boston Globe)
  • Portland Companies are Fighting a Secret Plot to Monopolize Cannabis (The Potlander)
  • Massachusetts May Leap Ahead on Cannabis Cafes (CT Post)
  • Even Without the Rider That Protects Medical Marijuana, a Pot Crackdown Is Unlikely (Reason)
  • These Kids Prove Marijuana Is Medicine (ATTN:)
  • Cannabis and Mental Health: Cause, Cure, or It's Complicated? (Yes) (Leafly)
  • Here's how marijuana does, and doesn't, affect your health (The Mercury News)
  • Universities Are Offering Marijuana Business Classes (ATTN:)
  • This cannabis-infused wine promises to prevent hangovers (Moneyish)
  • A Utah Grandma Explains Why She Gave Her Grandson Medical Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Part 1, Leafly's Faves 2017: Our Strain, Product, and Brand Picks (Leafly)
  • EnviroGrow expands reach in cannabis industry (CT Post)
  • Jury Rejects Damages for Victims of Pot Raid Based on Wet Tea Leaves (Reason)
  • How to Make the Most of Cannabis Plant Count Grow Limits (Leafly)
  • Cannabis Regulators Busy Rolling Out the Rules for Legal Pot (U.S. News & World Report)
  • NORML "Rolls Out" New Rolling Papers (NORML)
  • Cannabis Crunch – Arizona MMJ Battle Ends, Denver Closes 26 Legal Dispensaries And WHO Ok With CBD (Psychedelic Times)

LSD

  • How Dock Ellis, Player Who Pitched a No-Hitter on LSD, Is Misremembered (Rolling Stone)
  • Errol Morris talks about teaming up with Netflix to delve into the LSD-laced mystery of a CIA scientist's death (Business Insider)
  • Government staffer's LSD work 'pick-me-up' (NT News)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Santa Is a Psychedelic Mushroom (The New York Times)
  • Are Modern Religions All Modeled Off Amanita Mushroom Trips? (Disinfo)
  • After Cannabis is Legal, Could Magic Mushrooms be Next? (Good Times)
  • 7 mind-bending facts about magic mushrooms (Brinkwire)

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • Anonymous Bitcoin philanthropist donates $1m to prove health benefits of ecstasy (International Business Times)
  • Can the use of MDMA to help treating alcohol addiction make an impact in psychiatric treatment methods? (MIMS)
  • Flamefest raver Steven Graves 'took lethal MDMA dose' (BBC)

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • Ayahuasca Retreats Offers Magical Healing Sessions Based on Sacred Plant Medicine (MilTech)
  • 5-Methoxy-N,N-Dimethyltryptamine (5-MeO-DMT): Patterns of use, motives for consumption, and acute subjective effects (ResearchGate)
  • 'HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA' Digs into the Origins of DMT (VICE)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • Huachuma: Healing Medicine For Modern Times (Reset.me)

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • The Ibogaine Conversation Pt 7: Former underground provider, Dimitri Mugianis, on the regulation of ibogaine (Psymposia)
  • The Ibogaine Conversation Pt 8: How Not to Do Ibogaine 101 with Juliana Mulligan (Psymposia)
  • The Avante Institute Pioneers Ibogaine Plant-Based Therapy for Addiction in a Beautiful and Tropical Environment in the Bahamas (Digital Journal)
  • Johnny Tabaie Explains How the Holistic Sanctuary Got a 90% Addiction Recovery Rate (Newswire)

Dissociatives

  • Ketamine Relieved Suicidal Thoughts Within Hours in Hospital Study (Gizmodo)
  • Who Laced The Titanic Cast's Chowder With The Hallucinogen, PCP? (Refinery29)
  • Synthesis of methoxetamine, its metabolites and deuterium labelled analog as analytical standards and their HPLC and chiral capillary electrophoresis separation (Royal Society of Chemistry)
  • Oklahoma City woman believed to have passed out on PCP arrested for child neglect (KFOR)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Experimental Heroin Vaccine Triggers the Immune System So Mice Can't Get High (Gizmodo)
  • Tech Alone Can't Solve the Opioid Crisis (Wired)
  • Why is Big Pharma Raising Prices on Naloxone? (The Fix)
  • What's the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids? (Pain News Network)
  • Afghanistan has Reached a Record on the Production of Opium Poppy (Novinite)
  • The Opium Wars still shape China's view of the west (The Economist)
  • Vermont's U.S. Attorney Says Injection Sites Encourage Illegal Drug Use. The Research Shows She's Wrong. (Reason)

Kratom

  • Findings suggest kratom's potential to treat opioid addiction (Medical Xpress)
  • Kratom: An old plant sparks a new challenge (Capital Gazette)
  • Why Banning Kratom May Make the Opioid Epidemic Even Worse (MSN)
  • Polis asks FDA to lift public health warning on Kratom (Jared Polis)

Kava

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Gordon Wasson's Hidden Ties to the Vatican: Interview with Jerry Brown (Psychedelic Times)
  • Ben Carson Admits War on Drugs Conflicts with War on Poverty (Reason)
  • Microdosing LSD and Mushrooms: Guide To A Better Life (Psychedelics Daily)
  • These Ten Foods Can Trigger Hallucinations if Over-Consumed (Netralnews)

Disclaimer: "This Week in Psychedelics" does not censor or analyze the news links presented here. The purpose of this column is solely to catalogue how psychedelics are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.

This Week in Psychedelics - 12.15.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (NORML)
  • 8 States Let You Smoke Weed, But Massachusetts Might Be the First to Make it Easy (Reason)
  • Could Cannabis Be A Treatment For Dementia? (High Times)
  • Ontario Passes Legislation to Ensure Safe Transition to Federal Cannabis Legalization (Government of Ontario News)
  • WHO Report: No Public Health Problems Attributable To CBD (NORML)
  • California Now Accepting Cannabis License Applications (Leafly)
  • Following marijuana legalization, teen drug use is down in Colorado (The Washington Post)
  • Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver's First Legal Cannabis Club (Leafly)
  • Broccoli, lifestyle magazine for women who love cannabis (Boing Boing)
  • Cannabis Project Aims To Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients (High Times)
  • With New Cannabis Cafes, You Can Smoke 'Em Where You Bought 'Em (New England Public Radio)
  • Emerald Cup cannabis festival: Better plants, bigger businesses, new rules (The Cannifornian)
  • Stoner Sterotypes Contradict the Truth (ATTN:)
  • These Are the Fastest-Trending Cannabis Products in Every State in 2017 (Leafly)
  • PharmaCann Challenges "Racial Quotas" for Ohio Medical Marijuana Licenses (Reason)
  • Cannabis Crunch – How Alcohol And Opioids Are Falling To Cannabis, Plus Weed Nasal Sprays, Guns In Hawaii (Psychedelic Times)
  • 'It Is Not a Major Public Health Hazard': The Week in Cannabis Quotes (Leafly)
  • Indigent Marijuana Defendants Will Be Covered Under Amended Contract Between Kansas City and Legal Aid of Western Missouri (NORML)
  • Cannabis cultivation may threaten mountain lions of Santa Cruz mountains, scientist says (Santa Cruz Sentinel)

LSD

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Peter Thiel's Unusual Bet on Magic Mushrooms For Treating Depression Is About to Be Tested (Fortune)
  • Counselor Couple Pushes to Legalize 'Magic Mushrooms' in Oregon (Legal Reader)
  • The Secret Psychedelic Mushroom Initiations of Early Christianity: Interview with Jerry Brown (Psychedelic Times)
  • Psychedelic Scientists Put Together the Squarest Psilocybin Playlist Imaginable, On Purpose (Disinfo)

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • Defending MDMA as a Treatment for PTSD (Medscape)
  • How clubbing drug MDMA has left a trail of tragedies in the South West (Plymouth Herald)
  • Two teenagers die tragically thought to have taken MDMA (Devon Live)
  • Warning over ecstasy pills with Ikea and Rolls Royce logos after girl, 16, is left seriously ill (The Sun)

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • Ayahuasca Retreats Gains Phenomenal Popularity Among Spiritual Seekers In USA (MENAFN)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • Peyote's Complicated History (Digg)

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • Dying to get clean: is ibogaine the answer to heroin addiction? (The Guardian)
  • The Ibogaine Conversation Pt 4: We are Bwitists and healers in Gabon. Here's what we think of the global interest in iboga. (Psymposia)
  • The Ibogaine Conversation Pt 5: Talking ibogaine research for opioid addiction with Thomas Kingsley Brown (Psymposia)
  • The Ibogaine Conversation Pt 6: Patrick Kroupa, hacker and ex-heroin 'junkie', on microdosing and the medicalization of ibogaine (Psymposia)

Dissociatives

  • Ketamine Rapidly Reduces Suicidal Ideation (Medscape)
  • Ketamine provides short term relief from chronic migraine (The Pharmaceutical Journal)
  • My Life as an International Ketamine Smuggler (VICE)
  • Thinking of doing ketamine? Here's what you need to know about the drug that wrecks your bladder (Somerset Live)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Watch : U.S. Military Pulverizes $4 Million-Worth of Taliban Opium in Afghanistan (Breitbart)
  • Myanmar sees a 'significant' decrease in opium cultivation (Newstalk)
  • If police use naloxone and someone dies, will they be in trouble? (CBC)

Absinthe

  • From Wormwood Tinctures to Absinthe Mixtures: The Instability of Absinthe in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture (eScholarship)

Kambô

Kratom

  • Inside Kratom, the Gas Station Drug That Could End the Opioid Crisis (VICE)
  • FDA Head Tweets New Warning About Kratom (Pain News Network)
  • Despite DEA and FDA warnings over kratom use, substance remains legal for now (The Columbus Dispatch)
  • Getting High on a Thai Tree with Psychoactive Leaves (VICE)

Kava

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Important Psychedelic Organizations You Should Check Out (Psychedelic Times)
  • States Spent $1.3 Million Drug Testing People on Welfare Last Year, Only 369 Tested Positive (ATTN:)
  • The Government Has Analysed Our Poo To Find Out What Drugs We're All Taking (Junkee)
  • How a Drug-Free School Zone Sent a Tennessee College Student to Prison For 17 Years (Reason)
  • Gnosis Journey: Knowledge of Spiritual Mysteries (The Costa Rica News)
  • Andrew Garfield only takes hallucinogens in 'safe' place (The Gonzaga Bulletin)

Disclaimer: "This Week in Psychedelics" does not censor or analyze the news links presented here. The purpose of this column is solely to catalogue how psychedelics are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.