This Week in Psychedelics - 11.11.16

Image by  Dahtamnay , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • Cannabis in the 2016 Election: Could a Pivotal Political Year Lead to New Psychedelic Policies? (Psychedelic Times)
  • How the 2016 Election Became a Watershed for Weed (TIME)
  • What Will Happen to Your Weed Under Donald Trump (ATTN:)
  • When Adults Can Legally Smoke in States That Legalized This Year (ATTN:)
  • Legal Weed Has Arrived. Get Ready for the Budweiser of Bud (Wired)
  • This Man Can Walk Again Because of Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Want Your Marijuana Startup to Succeed? Study Patent Law (Wired)
  • Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Gives Advice to States That Legalize Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Prop 64: Why so much of California's cannabis industry isn't ready (Mercury News)
  • Mom Treated Her Sick Kid With Weed—and Lost Custody (ATTN:)
  • Cannabis May Be Added to the Mix by Alcohol Giant as Laws Ease (Advertising Age)
  • More Big Markets OK Recreational Cannabis; Is the Event Industry Ready? (Special Events)
  • Wurk raises $1 million to help cannabis companies manage their people (TechCrunch)
  • Sheriff Admits He Issued a False Alarm About THC-Tainted Halloween Treats (Reason)
  • Cannabis growers tell court they joined Liberal Party to push legal marijuana (The Age)
  • New Luxury Cannabis Brands Bring Fashion, Accessories And Boutique Hotels (Dope Magazine)
  • Cannabis Corp.: Big pot's e-retail empire (CBS News)
  • Cannabis abuse possible cause of psychosis (Science Daily)


  • Would you take LSD to improve your performance at work? (The Times)
  • Iggy Pop Remembers Bob Dylan Wannabes, Ruining Joe Perry's Acid Trip (Rolling Stone)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms


  • MDMA may pose greater danger to women than men, say scientists (The Guardian)
  • Cops warning over 'poisoning' wave of MDMA pills after teen death on Bonfire night (The Sun)
  • Jordan Gratwick, of Hartley Wintney, dies from "toxic levels" of MDMA (Basingstoke Gazette)



  • The Health Risks of Ibogaine Treatment and What Every Ibogaine Provider Should Ask You For (Psychedelic Times)

Salvia Divinorum

  • Salvia Velada: Experiencing a Traditional Mazatec Shaman Ceremony (VICE)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • N Bomb, NPS's among hundreds of deadly new 'party drugs' on Australian market for summer, experts warn (ABC Online)


  • Nature Nate Returns to Rap After a Breakdown Spurred by a PCP-Laced Blunt (Dallas Observer)
  • Driver high on PCP in fatal wreck gets 20 years to life in prison (New York Post)


  • Feds Move to Bank Pink, Heroin Substitute That's Killed Dozens (NBC News)
  • Deaths of Utah 13-Year-Old Boys Blamed on Dangerous Drug Known as 'Pink' (TIME)
  • Recall issued for device that delivers overdose reversal drug Naloxone (Fox 13)
  • Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, now in most Ohio pharmacies: What you need to know (



  • Miraa merchants in Qatar face execution (The Star)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Heroin for Trauma and Psychedelics for PTSD: Meeting People Who Self-Medicate with Illegal Drugs (VICE)
  • Strange Brew: DMT Cinema goes Mainstream (Reality Sandwich)
  • Psychedelic researchers invite voters to 'Catharsis' (The Leaf Online)
  • Politics of drugs (The News on Sunday)
  • Commuted Sentence Shows Injustice of Crack Penalties and 'Three Strikes' Provision (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.