This Week in Psychedelics - 10.13.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • DEA Report: Marijuana Seizures Increased By 20 Percent In 2016 (NORML)
  • VA Secretary Shulkin Still Hasn't Responded to The American Legion's Call for Marijuana Research (NORML)
  • Al Sharpton defends pot at cannabis business expo (Wicked Local Framingham)
  • Data Dive: Alaska Cannabis Sales Continue to Rise (Leafly)
  • Is CBD Similar To Kratom And Opiates? (Kratom Guides)
  • Cannabis intoxication may be stopped with anti-obesity drug (Medical News Today)
  • Meet the People Who Sent Cannabis Into Space (Leafly)
  • Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions "Almost Obsessed With Marijuana" (NORML)
  • Cannabis in a Distinct Society: Quebec's Idiosyncratic Grapple With Legalization (Leafly)
  • Greg Barns: South Australia should become the first state in Australia to legalise recreational cannabis (The Advertiser)
  • MPs join medical marijuana protest outside Parliament, with activists smoking joints and demanding legalisation (The Independent)
  • Canadian Firm Invests in Massive Australian Cannabis Venture (Leafly)
  • NORML Founder Keith Stroup to Speak at First Annual Cannabis Fund Gala & Awards (NORML)
  • How Spain Influenced the America's With Cannabis (WeedReader)
  • Testimony Submitted By MassCann/NORML In Massachusetts To Cannabis Control Commission (NORML)
  • 'Worst year on record' for cannabis harvests amid widespread California wildfires (SFGate)
  • Can You Get Evicted for Legally Using Cannabis? (Leafly)
  • With cannabis legalization around the corner, Los Angeles contemplates another dumb move (Los Angeles Times)
  • Canada's Largest Cannabis Producer Is Doubling in Size (Leafly)
  • Los Angeles County Issues Its First Cannabis License (Forbes)
  • Cannabis consumption increases violent behavior in young people in psychiatric care (Science Daily)
  • Successful People That Smoke Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Group rallies for legalization of medical cannabis (Terre Haute Tribune Star)
  • Personality Quiz: How Open Are Cannabis Consumers? (Leafly)
  • Bob Dunning: No Cannabis Outlet Store? The killjoys... (The Davis Enterprise)
  • Cannabis Crunch – Gorilla Glue Sues, MMJ Pitfalls In NY, and FDA Looking Into Cannabis Claims (Psychedelic Times)
  • Legal pot opponents urge Cannabis Commission to 'protect the people' (Wicked Local Maynard)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Psilocybin-occasioned mystical-type experience in combination with meditation and other spiritual practices produces enduring positive changes in psychological functioning and in trait measures of prosocial attitudes and behaviors (Journal of Psychopharmacology)

LSD

  • LSD's Health Benefits Convince Norway to Relax Punishment For Possession (Tonic)
  • Only A Handful Of People In History Have Ever Overdosed On LSD. This Is What Happened To Them (IFLScience)
  • Watch: Mormon Missionaries Try LSD For The First Time (High Times)
  • Disneyland on LSD With A Giant Dog (The Austin Chronicle)

MDMA/Ecstasy

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • 50 Years Ago: Debate over peyote in passage of bill of rights (Navajo Times)

Dissociatives

  • If You Thought Ketamine Was Only About Rave Parties, Think Again (The Quint)
  • One Doctor's Ketamine Concern (Medscape)
  • Pharmacies selling ketamine get warning (The Times of India)
  • PD: Man naked, high on PCP fatally shot in Bridgeport (WTNH)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Pennsylvania man's drug rehab center was really a hub for heroin and fentanyl, feds say (The Washington Post)
  • How a generation of young athletes became addicted to heroin (New York Post)
  • Pennsylvania offering $5 million in naloxone kits to first responders (Philly Voice)
  • Bad Opioid Policy Is Killing So Many People That New Hampshire's Medical Examiner Is Quitting His Job (Reason)
  • Experts say Naloxone without prescription is helping save lives (WKRN)
  • 14 People Overdose on Fentanyl-Laced Heroin in Camden in Four Hours: Officials (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
  • Intranasal naloxone and related strategies for opioid overdose intervention by nonmedical personnel: a review (Dove Medical Press)

Kratom

Kava

Khat

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Scientists Grow Human Mini-Brains in Lab Then Dose Them With Psychedelic Drugs (Newsweek)
  • Psychedelic Drug Doses: From Mega to Micro (Rick Strassman MD)
  • The psychedelic renaissance is here. Will it last this time? (Massive)
  • Researching psychedelics (Dakota Student)
  • Club drugs are getting more powerful - so do police and the industry need to do more to prevent deaths? (Manchester Evening News)
  • Getting high to get happy? (Independent Online)
  • Woman jumps into fire after taking hallucinogenic drugs at music festival (Townsville 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.