This Week in Psychedelics - 10.26.18



  • Canada Nearly Runs Out of Weed After Legalization (Fortune)

  • Mexican Government Officials Visit Canada To Learn About Marijuana Legalization (Marijuana Moment)

  • New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent Of Americans Want Marijuana Legal (NORML)

  • Facebook Opens Its Doors To Cannabis Entrepreneurs (Forbes)

  • Cannabis oil improves Crohn's disease symptoms: study (CTV News)

  • Liverwort could prove to be more medically effective than cannabis, research suggests (Science Daily)

  • People With Marijuana Convictions Should Know About National Expungement Week (Marijuana Moment)

  • How Cannabis Prohibition Has Made Marijuana More Dangerous (Forbes)

  • When Will Marijuana Finally Be Legalized Nationwide? Researchers Have A Forecast (Marijuana Moment)

  • NEW POLL: Majority of North Dakotans Ready to Say YES to Legalization (NORML)

  • Police warning: Korean weed smokers in Canada to face criminal charge (The Korea Times)

  • Utah State Senator Tries Marijuana on Camera to Show Why State Should Support Legalization (TIME)

  • New York Bill Would Require Medical Marijuana Be Covered By Public Health Insurance (Marijuana Moment)

  • Is the Word ‘Marijuana’ Racist? (Reason)

  • Three New Studies Reveal How Legal Marijuana Can Help Curb Opioids (Marijuana Moment)

  • No Labels: Cannabis Branding Is No-Go In Canada (Forbes)

  • Anti-Marijuana Group Wants ‘Mandatory Assessment’ For Consumers (Marijuana Moment)

  • Chris Christie Finally Recognizes Marijuana Legalization As States’ Rights Issue (Marijuana Moment)

  • Alabama Wasted $21,000 to Jail a Man for 15 Months Over $10 of Cannabis (Civilized)

  • New York Liquor Stores Want To Sell Marijuana (Marijuana Moment)

  • 'Weed the People’ Explores Medical Marijuana for Kids With Cancer (TIME)

  • Marijuana Questions Will Drive Wisconsin Voters To The Polls In November, Survey Shows (Marijuana Moment)

  • One of the largest cannabis companies is going public on the New York Stock Exchange (Business Insider)

  • John Boehner Is Now Selling Marijuana Stock Tips (Marijuana Moment)

  • Washington Still Doesn’t Know What Good Marijuana Is (Or How To Test For It) (Marijuana Moment)


  • Bradenton man had bad reaction to LSD, fatally stabs victim, deputies say (Fox 13 News)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • COMPASS Pathways Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Psilocybin Therapy for Treatment-resistant Depression (PR Newswire)

  • Statement on MycoMeditations (Psychedelics Today)


  • The teenagers killed after taking MDMA ecstasy drugs in Devon and Cornwall (Cornwall Live)


  • A Film About Ayahuasca and PTSD Makes History in the US (PR Newswire)

  • Susan G. Komen President Achieves Total Breast Cancer Awareness During 3-Day Ayahuasca Retreat (The Onion)


  • Form of ketamine could soon be licensed for treatment-resistant depression (Pulse)


  • FDA Meeting Aims to Increase Availability of Naloxone for Reducing Opioid Overdose Deaths (Pharmacy Times)

  • First ever state-funded heroin injection centre will cater for 60 addicts a day (Irish Examiner)

  • Chicago Hospitals Send Opioid Patients Home with Naloxone (Bloomberg Law)


  • Can You Smoke Kratom Powder? What Are The Possible Effects? (Kratom Guides)


  • Harry and Meghan: Duke sips kava drink as royals land in Fiji (BBC)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Are Legal Psychedelic Therapies Next for Canada? (High Times)

  • 'War On Drugs' Has Been a 'Spectacular' Failure, Leading to Thousands of Murders and Human Rights Abuses, Report Says (Newsweek)

  • Free Water and Drug Education at Music Festivals Now Sanctioned by Department of Justice (Psychedelic Times)

  • Finally, there’s a group giving grants to students researching psychedelics (Psymposia)

  • It’s time to debunk prohibitionist narratives and calls for monopolies within psychedelic science (Psymposia)

  • Drug Overdose Deaths Have Fallen Over the Last Year, Data Shows (TIME)

  • Candidates Oppose Safe Injection Sites to Get an Edge Over the Other (Reason)

  • A brief history of American drug panics (The Spectator)

  • Why India's narco cops are finding it hard to crackdown on the new-age drug dealer (The News Minute)

  • Interview with French Psychedelic Society Founder Vincent Verroust (Psychedelic Times)

  • Kacey Musgraves Reveals Which Song She Wrote Under the Influence of Psychedelics (Pop Culture)

  • Psych Congress Opens With Deep Dive Into Psychedelics (Psych Congress Network)

  • Op-Ed: Microdosing psychedelics — Cure for hacks, hype, or what? (Digital Journal)

  • The woman who says psychedelic 'medicine' cured her PTSD (Radio New Zealand)

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.

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