This Week in Psychedelics 10.9.15

  Image by  Dahtamnay , courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • How Marijuana Use Affects Pregnancy (ATTN:)
  • 3 Medical Marijuana Growers in Washington Get Federal Prison Terms (Reason)
  • Cannabis Coming to Uruguary Pharmacies—At Last (High Times)
  • Ohio Teen Committed Suicide After Being Accused of Smoking Pot (ATTN:)
  • Cannabis coffee shops given red light in Berlin (The Local)
  • UFC veteran Nick Diaz named guest judge for California cannabis contest (SB Nation)
  • Pot policy: Harper, Trudeau clash over marijuana legalization (CTV News)
  • Marijuana recipes: how to make a cannabis coconut mojito (SF Gate)
  • Free medical marijuana offered to victims of Northern California's Valley Fire (Boing Boing)
  • Why This Convicted Marijuana Felon Wants His Life Back (ATTN:)
  • Metro-east's medical cannabis industry set to bloom (Belleville News-Democrat)
  • Puff, pass, paint: Cannabis and creativity (Sun Times Extract)
  • Smoking cannabis daily 'IS safe when treating chronic pain - but only if you're an experienced user', study finds (Daily Mail)
  • Proposed California Marijuana Initiative Allows Cannabis Cafés (Reason)
  • Scientists Asked the Stoners: What Type of Pot Helps You Sleep Better? (Brain Decoder)
  • Cannabis 'safe to treat pain' but no proof it helps (National Health Service)
  • Seniors Turn To Cannabis For Treatment (
  • Here's What Marijuana Does to Your Erection (ATTN:)
  • Dried medical pot producers await approval to sell now-legal cannabis oils (CBC News)
  • Cannabis Club TV: Perfect buds of useful pot-themed programming (Los Angeles Times)
  • The Medical Minute: How Cannabis Could Help Solve The Substance Abuse Epidemic (Leafly)
  • Board rejects marijuana legalization (Daily Call)
  • New Brain Effects behind "Runner's High" (Scientific American)
  • The sweet smell of Amsterdam ... and it's not just cannabis, say odour mappers (The Guardian)
  • Tasmanian mother using medicinal cannabis to treat daughter's seizures doesn't want part in NSW trial (ABC News)
  • Group pushes for medical cannabis legalization at Mason City forum (Mason City Globe Gazette)
  • Australian girls in B.C. for cannabis oil treatment (CTV News)
  • Parents turn to cannabis oil after son's seizures (Wave3 News)


  • Documentary: President was in LSD experiment (Prague Post)
  • The Trip That Never Ended: The Really Good, the Bad and the Ugly Faces of LSD (The Daily Nexus)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms


  • Why Molly May Be More Dangerous and Deadly If You're a Woman (Vice's Broadly)
  • Parents concerned ecstasy could be disguised as Halloween candy (WREG)
  • Amsterdam Dance Event revelers warned of partying dangers (NL Times)


  • Personal Story: Ayahuasca Taught Me To Overcome Obstacles And Become The Mountain (
  • DMT: A Lost History FULL DOCUMENTARY (YouTube: Chris Rice)


  • 9 Reasons to head to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's beachy resort (The Huffington Post)
  • Two social movements your high school textbook probably missed (Daily Bruin)

Salvia Divinorum

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Synthetic Psychedelic Drug Bought Online Kills Teen - High School Senior Dies After A Painful Seizure (Inquisitr)
  • Man in critical condition after taking N-bomb (
  • Friendswood police warn parents about synthetic LSD (KHOU)
  • Police issue warning about synthetic LSD (KPRC Houston)
  • Albany man ordered hallucinogenic drugs from China (Albany Times Union)
  • Police warn about illegal synthetic drug (Radio New Zealand)






  • Miraa yoghurt, new silk farms among top innovations at Nairobi Show (The Star)
  • Second arrest made following paraphernalia seizure (The Daily Sentinel)
  • Authorities concerned about foreign drug found in Pine Belt (WDAM-TV)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • 6,000 inmates to be freed as US eases drug sentences (Boston Globe)
  • The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics (The Huffington Post)
  • How to Make Paintings from Psychedelic Drugs (Vice's The Creators Project)
  • Benga says ecstasy, ketamine use and 'unnecessary benders' led to mental health issues (NME)
  • Not your stereotypical psychedelic drug user (Al Jazeera)
  • Ocean life or acid trip? Photos of psychedelic jellyfish (Boing Boing)
  • Steady rise in circulation of psychedelic substances (The Hindu)
  • Rebooting Psychedelic Science (Al Jazeera)
  • Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy - The Mental Health Trip of the Future? (Brain Blogger)

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.