This Week in Psychedelics - 10.21.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • WikiLeaks Shows Hillary Clinton Was Against Pot Legalization In 'All Senses Of the Word' (Reason)
  • What Does California's Prop 64 Say About Home Marijuana Cultivation? (Root Simple)
  • Germany's First Legal, Homegrown Cannabis Is Being Sown Now (Leafly)
  • Why Some Growers Oppose Marijuana Legalization (ATTN:)
  • Turkey legalises controlled cannabis production in 19 provinces (The Independent)
  • Does Cannabis Increase Creativity? Studies Suggest It Depends on Dose and Personality (Psychedelic Times)
  • SNP backs decriminalising cannabis for medical use (BBC)
  • Medical Cannabis in Israel: Patients & Caregivers (Dope Magazine)
  • British Regulator Declares Cannabis Compound a Medicine (Reason)
  • NORML Sues Over Missing Ballot Item in Florida (NORML)
  • Two Major Surveys Find Record Support for Legalizing Marijuana (Reason)
  • Cannalytics Survey: Cannabis Consumers Most Likely To Identify As Independent Voters (NORML)
  • Report: Tax Revenue From Retail Marijuana Exceeds Expectations (NORML)
  • Six False Claims About Marijuana From Maine's Governor (ATTN:)
  • Richard Branson to cannabis advocates: Fight to legalize it. (CNET)
  • Not Your Average Medication: Self-Titrating Cannabis Safely (Dope Magazine)
  • Cannabis Company Files To List On The New York Stock Exchange (Forbes)
  • Colorado Cannabis Companies Still Jump Through Financial Hoops (WRTV)
  • Cannabis Opponents in Massachusetts Launch Ludicrous Ad to Combat "Question 4" (Merry Jane)
  • Investors seek high returns in marijuana stocks (CNBC)
  • Publisher launches online cannabis magazine (Page Six)
  • Cannabis users five times more likely to develop schizophrenia than someone who has never smoked it (Daily Mail)


  • Man 'high on LSD' rescues dog from imaginary fire (Metro)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms


  • Ecstasy warning after teenage girl dies following house party (The Independent


  • Ayahuasca: Drink The Jungle, New Must-See Documentary (
  • It's Tea, Not Drugs! Detained Brazilian Healer Appeals to Temer, Putin for Help (Sputnik News)


  • Iboga and the Heart of Harm Reduction: An Interview with Dimitri Mugianis (Psychedelic Times)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Myster drug that put 16 people in hospital at the weekend was hallucinogen N-bomb and not 'flakka' (Daily Mail)


  • Scientists are increasingly excited about ketamine, a party drug that could prevent depression (Business Insider)
  • Ketamine: an essential veterinary and medical drug that doesn't need further controls (The Telegraph)
  • Chicago PD Releases Graphic Video Footage of Suspect on PCP Attacking Female Police Officer (PJ Media)
  • Naked Cleveland man high on PCP to police: 'I am the Incredible Hulk' (


  • Ultra-potent synthetic heroin is spreading across America (VICE News)
  • Bill to legalise opium, marijuana cleared for tabling in Parliament (Hindustan Times)
  • Naloxone without prescription now offered at 1,300 Ohio pharmacies (The News-Herald)


Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • We Spoke to a BC Researcher Who Wants to License Psychedelic Trip Sitters (VICE)
  • Philippine President Defends Killing of Children in Drug War—Says They're 'Collateral Damage' (Reason)
  • What Neuroimaging of the Psychedelic State Tells Us about the Mind-Body Problem (Reality Sandwich)
  • Finding Meaning in Difficulty: People Say Their Challenging Psychedelic Experiences are Still Positive (Psychedelic Times)
  • How the War on Drugs Fuels Brazil's Deadly Prison Riots (TIME)
  • In the Zendo Tent: Joe Mattia Talks Psychedelic Harm Reduction at Burning Man (Psychedelic Times)
  • This Is What Drug-Abuse Education Looks Like in Indonesia (TIME)
  • Politicians Should Try Drugs—and Honesty (Reason)

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 (and other psychoactives) are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.