This Week in Psychedelics - 11.25.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • BREAKING: Anti-Marijuana Zealot Tapped for Attorney General (NORML)
  • Why Cannabis Is An 'Exit' Drug, Not A 'Gateway' (Civilized)
  • The U.K. Should Legalize Marijuana and Make $1.3 Billion a Year in Tax Revenue, Report Finds (TIME)
  • Trump's Choice For Top Law Enforcer Has Cannabis Proponents Fearing Future (NPR)
  • Marijuana Was Legalized In Your State? 5 Ways to Support Responsible Cannabis Usage (Psychedelic Times)
  • Colorado Regulators Ban Marijuana Use in Businesses That Serve Alcohol (Reason)
  • Cannabis a 'tantalising horizon' for combating severe seizures (The Irish Times)
  • Ga. mom taking lead on next push for legal cannabis oil (11 Alive)
  • 'Green Friday': Bay Area cannabis dispensaries promote one-day sales (East Bay Times)
  • States That Legalize Marijuana Need to Do This Too (ATTN:)
  • Pets on Pot: Cannabis for animals takes off in California (Los Angeles Daily News)
  • Oregon Charts an Uneven Course Toward Legal Marijuana Sales (Reason)
  • Marijuana Marketing Just Got Classier Thanks to This Cannabis Creative Agency (L.A. Weekly)
  • How Idaho's Drug Warriors Stole from Epileptic Kids (Reason)
  • Governor Christie Blocks New Jersey's Bridge to Legalization (NORML)

LSD

  • Win free acid! The darknet's largest LSD producer is holding an art competition and you can enter (Happy)
  • Should You Take Acid (a Very Small Amount) Before Work? (Esquire)
  • This guy made the best LSD of the '60s (New York Post)

MDMA/Ecstasy

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • It's Time for Cautious Excitement About Ayahuasca As Depression Treatment (New York Magazine)

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • Deadly pill peril: Illegal killer drug freely available online (Daily Star

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Bengaluru: There is a new drug in town; it's called NBOMe (Times of India)

Dissociatives

  • There's a new cure for migraines and stubborn headaches – ketamine! (Metro)
  • Marion Christopher Barry, son of infamous D.C. mayor, died of a PCP overdose, autopsy reveals (New York Daily News)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Heroin being replaced by this even deadlier drug (Asbury Park Press)
  • Two Men Overdosing On Heroin In McDonald's Parking Lot Captured On Facebook Live Stream (Inquisitr)
  • Virginia now allows anyone to buy naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote (WJLA)

Kratom

  • We Still Have a Chance to Stop Kratom Prohibition – And the DEA Actually Wants to Hear Your Thoughts (AlterNet)
  • Kratom Could Still Get Banned. Here's What You Need To Know (Forbes)

Kava

  • I Tried an Ancient Drug and It Didn't Work (The Rival)
  • Muller's launch Kava Academy to boost kava growing for export (Matangi Tonga)

Khat

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Psychedelics and MDMA are helping cure PTSD, addiction, depression and anxiety (Perth Now)
  • How Psychedelics Helped Me Deal with Excruciating Cluster Headaches (VICE)
  • Trump's Pick for Attorney General Is a 'Drug War Dinosaur' (Reason)
  • Should Teens Be Eligible for Psychedelic Therapy? (Psychedelic Times)
  • Setting Up a Rapé Ceremony: Honoring Intention and Ritual in Sacred Tobacco (Psychedelic Times)
  • Drug War Fail: Drugs Now Kill More People Than Car Crashes (AlterNet)
  • Saskatoon prof. hopes event highlights and destigmatize research of psychedelic drugs (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

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.