This Week in Psychedelics - 10.7.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • FDA's Advice to the DEA on Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Why Public Health Experts Say Cannabis Should Be Treated Like Tobacco (Broadly)
  • How States Are Spending Their Marijuana Revenue (ATTN:)
  • Keith Stroup: Marijuana Smoking Up, Marijuana Arrests Down (ATTN:)
  • How cannabis could help the fight against Alzheimer's (Mirror)
  • Ancient Cannabis 'Burial Shroud' Discovered in Desert Oasis (National Geographic)
  • California's Marijuana Legalization Faces an Unlikely Foe: Growers (TIME)
  • Adult Use Ballot Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls (NORML)
  • Study: Cannabis production uses as much energy as data centers (Albuquerque Business First)
  • Meeting the Scientist Who Discovered THC (Reality Sandwich)
  • 'Cannabis' drug could help thousands of epilepsy sufferers following trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital (Mirror)
  • Like Barcelona, Bilbao is Taking Steps to Regulate Cannabis Social Clubs (Leafly)
  • A Big Shift Is Necessary to Successfully Market Cannabis to Minorities (The Huffington Post)
  • Calif. Newspapers Warm to Pot Legalization, Thanks to Taxes and Regulations (Reason)
  • Americans Are Still Getting Arrested for Marijuana Possession at Staggering Rates (Disinfo)
  • Cannabis Industry Technology Is Becoming That Prime Kush (Forbes)
  • Is Cannabis Safe to Use During Pregnancy? New Study Clarifies Risks (Leafly)
  • Where Voters Are Likeliest to Legalize Marijuana in a Month (Reason)
  • Colorado Gives Cannabis Candy a New Look to Avoid Confusion (Leafly)
  • Cannabis businesses dip their toes into world of franchising (The Denver Post)
  • Tennessee: Cities Move To Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties (NORML)
  • Cannabis reduces creativity, but user generally not aware (Daily Science)


Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms


  • Using MDMA to Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (VolteFace)
  • High Society: Ecstasy (VICE)
  • Miley Cyrus' Suggestion Sick Ellen Take MDMA Wasn't Insane (Inverse)
  • How taking ecstasy helped me mourn my mother (iNews)
  • Southend man collapsed outside Chameleon nightclub and died after taking MDMA (Essex Live)
  • Teenager, 18, froze to death after taking ecstasy and runing from a golf glub hotel into a LAKE wearing just his boxer shorts because he thought demons were in his hotel room (Daily Mail)


  • Ancient Medicine in a Modern World: How Ayahuasca Can Heal the Plague of Depression and Anxiety (Psychedelic Times)
  • Aya Quest Native Americas church holding Ayahuasca healing ceremonies in the USA (Digital Journal)


  • Ketamine As Medicine? Anesthetic And Club Drug Could Treat Migraines, Chronic Pain (Medical Daily)
  • New Study Compares Ketamine to Electro Shock Therapy in Treating Severe Depression (WKSU)
  • The Tulsa Effect: Chicago Officer Beaten Unconscious By Man On PCP (Law Officer)


  • How America Is Battling Its Horrific Opioid Epidemic (Wired)
  • Heroin is now legal in Canada – if you have a prescription (Idaho Statesman)
  • Health Canada approves non-prescription naloxone nasal spray (The Globe and Mail)
  • The Great Binge: Heroin, Cocaine and Opium Over the Counter (New Historian)
  • Not just for medics: Drugs that reverse opioid overdoses are being pushed to the masses (STAT)




  • Why Experts are Now Saying Kava is Not Only Safe, but Needed Now More Than Ever (PR Newswire)
  • Wait for endorsement of kava standards (The Fiji Times)


Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history (The Guardian)
  • DEA Paid Millions to Confidential Informants Who Could No Longer Be Trusted (Reason)
  • President Obama Shortens the Sentences of 102 Drug Offenders (TIME)
  • Addiction & Recovery: The Definitive Expert Resource Guide For You, Your Family, or Your Patients (Lumiere Healing Centers)
  • 12 legal drugs that will give you a psychedelic trip (The Daily Dot)
  • Choosing the Right Therapy: The Differences Between Psychedelic Integration and Recovery Coaching (Psychedelic Times)
  • LSU studies effects of psychedelic drugs, and other news of higher education (The New Orleans Advocate)
  • The Problem With Denying Organ Transplants to Drug Users (ATTN:)
  • Below the Mainstreaming: A Review of Beyond Psychedelics (Psychedelic Press UK)
  • Risky research could herald mindful revolution (Imperial College London)

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.