This Week in Psychedelics - 11.10.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • Poland legalises medical cannabis (The Independent)
  • Maine Governor Vetoes Retail Legalization Implementation (NORML)
  • Election: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana (NORML)
  • Here's how to solve the NHS' chronic underfunding: legalise cannabis (The Guardian)
  • Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A New Market Matters (NORML)
  • Cannabis inhaler could help send Brits suffering with insomnia to sleep in ten minutes, inventors claim (The Sun)
  • Election 2017: The Cannabis Races We're Watching Closely (Leafly)
  • IBM's plan to regulate pot with blockchains isn't as crazy as it sounds (Ars Technica)
  • Why Cannabis and Cryptocurrency Have Yet to Hit It Off (Leafly)
  • FDA cracks down on claims that cannabis can cure cancer (CNN)
  • Data Dive: Alaska's Cannabis Industry Grows for 7th Consecutive Month (Leafly)
  • Election: Pro-Legalization Phil Murphy Wins NJ Governor Race (NORML)
  • Scott Wiener says SF supervisors seem to be squelching cannabis industry (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Announcing Our First Book, 'The Leafly Guide to Cannabis' (Leafly)
  • The Global Marijuana Market Will Soon Hit $31.4 Billion But Investors Should Be Cautious (Forbes)
  • Marijuana Patients Shouldn't Be Denied Transplants (ATTN:)
  • Snoop Dogg Joins The Cannabis Lab-Testing Game (High Times)
  • Conservative Chinese push for SF cannabis ban could spark serious political benefits (San Francisco Examiner)
  • Massachusetts Is Searching For A Cannabis Inspector (High Times)
  • Anti-Marijuana Site Features Pro-Legalization Politician (For Some Reason) (Marijuana Moment)
  • Cannabis ad brilliantly parodies prescription drug commercials (Boing Boing)
  • Australian Cannabis Stocks Climb Amid Licensing Announcements (Leafly)
  • Oakdale step closer to making way for cannabis businesses (KCRA)
  • After Colorado Legalized Weed, Opioid Deaths Decreased (ATTN:)
  • The Canadian Cannabis Act's Final Hurdle: A Contentious Senate (Leafly)
  • SF supervisors offer more changes to recreational cannabis legislation (SFGate)
  • The Witchy Woman Social Is A Supernaturally Feminine Celebration of Cannabis (Willamette Week)
  • Cannabis activists say they still have work to do after legalization (Red Deer Advocate)
  • The Real Risk of Buying Medical Marijuana Online (TIME)
  • South Carolina Compassionate Care Alliance's Medical Cannabis Symposium (WPDE)
  • Cannabis Crunch — FDA Warns CBD Companies, Maine Vetoes Pot Law And Poland Legalizes Medical Marijuana (Psychedelic Times)
  • Arvin City Council moves forward with cannabis ordinance (The Bakersfield Californian)

LSD

  • Watch Mormon Missionaries Try LSD for the First Time (Psychedelic Frontier)
  • LSD Increases Primary Process Thinking via Serotonin 2A Receptor Activation (Frontiers in Pharmacology)
  • Norway Relaxes Punishment For LSD Possession From Jail To Community Service (Konbini)
  • In Silicon Valley, LSD is Becoming All the Rage (National Monitor)
  • John Mayer is Ready for Dead & Company Tour Because He's Dropping LSD Jokes on Twitter (Relix)
  • LSD is making a comeback, but not in the way you'd expect (WSB-TV2 Atlanta)
  • Colorado Walmart gunman had voices in his head caused by bad LSD trip decades ago, stepsister claims (Fox News)
  • Hallucinogenic Narcotics LSD Causes Constriction of Blood Vessels (Netral News)
  • Naked Man on LSD Arrested (WGNS)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

MDMA/Ecstasy

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • Why Won't DMT Go Away? (Rick Strassman MD)
  • Ayahuasca Appropriation and the Divine Feminine: A Conversation with Eleonora Molnar (Psychedelic Times)
  • Treatment for Depression and Alcoholism Discovered in Psychedelic Plant-Based Drug Ayahuasca (Newsweek)
  • Psychedelic shaman potion could cure mental illness (New York Post)
  • The pineal gland and higher consciousness (Inquirer)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • From Chocolate to Peyote: Hendrix Professor Co-edits New Book on the Desire for Ingestible Commodities (Hendrix College)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Rogue Pill Testing Finds Deadly Substances In Party Drugs at Music Festival (YourEDM)
  • German therapist faces trial for handing out banned hallucinogens (The Telegraph)

Dissociatives

  • Controversial drug changing lives of patients with chronic pain, depression (WGRZ)
  • We visited a clinic that delivers 45-minute ketamine infusions for depression – here's what it was like (Business Insider)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Denver heroin users could use supervised injection site if proposal passes multiple hurdles (The Denver Post)
  • In clinical trials, medications show promise for treating heroin addiction (The Washington Post)
  • Basic Painkillers Are Just As Effective as Opioids, Study Finds (TIME)
  • In Uruzgan, Afghan Mothers Feed Their Children Opium to Make Them Sleep (Al-Bawaba)
  • Markos Koulanakis: China uses fentanyl in 'Opium War' against America (The Morning Call)
  • Walgreens Stocking Overdose Reversal Drug in Stores Nationwide, No Prescription Needed (The Joint Blog)
  • We've Known for 40 Years How to Help Heroin Users (Reason)
  • America's opioid crisis & modern anxieties prove the limits of capitalism (RT)

Kratom

  • Is Kratom The Solution To The Opioid Epidemic? (Kratom Guides)
  • Kratom: Herbal supplement or dangerous drug? (KSDK)

Kava

  • How To Use Kava For Opiate Withdrawal? Does It Really Work? (Kratom Guides)

Khat

  • Miraa farmers in court to challenge Nacada's 'mututho' time (Zipo)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Whitewashing Psychedelics: A Lack of Diverse Voices in the Psychedelic Movement (Psymposia)
  • Psychedelic drug use linked to decreased criminal behavior (Healio)
  • YouTube under fire for featuring programme that shows Dutch presenters taking MDMA and cocaine (International Business Times)
  • Hot Digital Shaman: New App Wavepaths Guides Users Through Therapeutic Trips (Rolling Stone)
  • Treating Drug Overdoses As Homicides May Be Deadly (Reason)
  • Ecstasy pill tests 'will save lives', says Perth researcher (Perth Now)
  • A day in the life of a consultant psychiatrist and psychedelic drug researcher (Psymposia)
  • Adderall Found in 8-Year-Old Girl's Halloween Candy, Police Say (TIME)
  • This Activist is Prying Loose Missouri Drug Task Force Records One Lawsuit At a Time (Reason)
  • Anti-drugs awareness campaign (The Arunachal Times)

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.