This Week in Psychedelics - 11.24.17

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  • Study Finds Alcohol 10 Times More Deadly Than Cannabis on the Road (Leafly)
  • Michigan: Legalization Coalition Turns in 360,000 Signatures to Place Issue on 2018 Ballot (NORML)
  • California Weed Club Caught Pretending to Be a Church (TIME)
  • Study: Medical Cannabis Registrants More Likely To Cease Using Opioids Compared To Non-Participants (NORML)
  • California releases cannabis regulations, with no limit on farm size (Sonoma Index-Tribune)
  • Good News: Congo Is Ditching Conflict Metals For Cannabis (High Times)
  • Pennsylvania Couple Sues Drug Warriors Who Thought Hibiscus Was Marijuana (Reason)
  • Is The TSA More Chill About Weed Than San Francisco? (Reason)
  • Caffeine Is More Dangerous Than Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Pennsylvania Town Used Confidential Informant and Undercover Cops to Arrest a Man For Selling Bongs (Reason)
  • Bush-Era Attorney General Cautions Against Cannabis Crackdown (Leafly)
  • Cannabis Crunch – Ex-Cops Selling Weed, Dubious Marijuana 'Overdose' And Don't Trust Sessions (Psychedelic Times)
  • Don't Blame Wildfires for Rising California Cannabis Prices (Leafly)
  • Last stop for cannabis advertising on Muni buses, trains, stations and stops (SFGate)
  • Can The Standard Hotel Really Open a Cannabis Shop in Its Lobby? (Leafly)
  • Does medical marijuana really work? The truth behind the buzz. (HuffPost)
  • Massachusetts Towns Reject Cannabis Bans, Bucking Early Trend (Leafly)
  • RightSciences raises cash to develop cannabis and hemp-based medicinal patches (GeekWire)
  • Across State Lines: One Medical Cannabis Refugee's Journey to Colorado and Back (Leafly)
  • Talk About Marijuana At Thanksgiving This Year (NORML)
  • How One Painting Class Is Bringing Art, Cannabis, and People Together (Leafly)
  • Oakland reviewing 255 permit applications to cultivate, deliver cannabis (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Medical cannabis clinic, possible pot shop coming to Old Strathcona (Edmonton Journal)
  • Italian toddler hospitalized after mistaking cannabis for chocolate (The Local)


  • Observations from 4000 LSD Sessions: A Dialogue with Stanislav Grof (Reality Sandwich)
  • LSD is making a comeback, but not in the way you'd expect (My Fox Boston)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • The California Psilocybin Legalization Initiative Looks to put Magic Mushrooms on the Ballot (The Weed Blog)
  • Johns Hopkins studying effects of psilocybin on brains of long-term meditators (Psymposia)
  • Posttreatment Brain Effects of Psilocybin in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression (Psychiatry Advisor)


  • Psychedelics and Psychotherapy: Is There a Role for MDMA in the Treatment of PTSD? (Medical News Bulletin)
  • 'A Void No One Can Fill': Mum's heartbreaking tribute to daughter, 18, who died after 'taking MDMA at Newcastle nightclub' (The Sun)
  • 3 charged after cat allegedly abused and drugged with MDMA, with videos sent to family (CBC News)


  • Criminalization Makes It Harder to Study Ayahuasca, Scientists Say (VICE)
  • How Tripping on Ayahuasca Could Help People with Eating Disorders (Broadly)
  • What is DMT and why you should care. (Psychedelics Daily)
  • NM veterans vouch for ayahuasca therapy (Albuquerque Journal)
  • Wook Describes His Wild Method of Transporting DMT Crosscountry (Your EDM)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals


  • Your Healthy Family: Ketamine being used to treat PTSD and severe depression (KOAA)
  • The Effect of a Single Dose of Intravenous Ketamine on Suicidal Ideation: A Systematic Review and Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis (The American Journal of Psychiatry)
  • OKC grandmother arrested after child swallows PCP (KSWO)
  • Police: Driver arrested after crashing into vehicle while on PCP (The Herald-News)




  • Can Kratom Help With Withdrawal From Methadone? (Kratom Guides)
  • Using Kratom For Suboxone Withdrawal (Kratom Guides)
  • Seeking Alternative Addiction Treatment, Mainers Experiment With Kratom (Maine Public)
  • FDA finally rules on kratom: It's a potential killer (New York Post)
  • Where FDA Sees Deadly Drug, South Florida Advocates See Natural Alternative To Prescription Drugs (WUSF)
  • Denver bans sale of Kratom, drug often used as painkiller (9NEWS)
  • Mom of man killed by kratom calls for research, not ban (WTSP)


Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Hunting for the Most Potent Psychedelic Toad Venom on Earth (VICE)
  • Psychedelic Treatments for Cluster Headaches (Psychedelic Times)
  • What The Women's Rights Movement Shares With The Drug War (High Times)
  • Could Oregon Be the First State to Legalize Psychedelic Therapy? (Psymposia)
  • Psychedelic society launches in Glasgow to try to change the law on mind-altering drugs (The Herald Scotland)
  • Mainstreaming psychedelics. Are we there yet? (Rick Strassman MD)
  • Hallucination machine lets you blow your mind without taking psychedelic drugs (RT)
  • LAPD Officer Gaxiola Caught Allegedly Planting Cocaine on Suspect by Own Body Cam Footage (ATTN:)
  • Mind menders: how psychedelic drugs rebuild broken brains (New Scientist)
  • WATCH: Fox News host wants you to have a psychedelic experience before you die (Raw Story)

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.