This Week in Psychedelics - 1.13.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • Sessions Evades Firm Answer on State Marijuana Laws, Leaves Door Open for Federal Enforcement (NORML)
  • Massive scientific report on marijuana confirms medical benefits (Ars Technica)
  • LA Police Arrest 'Prankster' Who Changed Hollywood Sign to 'Hollyweed' (TIME)
  • This DEA tweet accidentally reveals one of the big arguments for legalizing marijuana (Vox)
  • Nebraska Medical Cannabis Initiative For 2017 (Weed News)
  • Kiwi entrepreneurs call for legalisation of cannabis, following worldwide success (
  • Pro Sports Leagues Support Systemic Racism By Prohibiting Cannabis (Weed News)
  • How to Smoke Weed Legally in Your New Legal State (ATTN:)
  • More older Americans using cannabis, underscoring need for research (Science Daily)
  • Rhode Island Lawmakers Want to Legalize Recreational Marijuana (TIME)
  • Wisconsin: GOP Lawmakers Consider Support for Marijuana Law Reform Legislation (NORML)
  • Sustainable Gardening Practices for Growing Cannabis (Leafly)
  • Tools That Will Help You Perfect Your Cannabis Experience (Merry Jane)
  • What Happens When You Eat Your Weed (ATTN:)
  • I made my autistic son cannabis cookies. They saved him. (Chicago Tribune)
  • How to Germinate Cannabis Seeds (Leafly)


  • How LSD Saved One Woman's Marriage (The New York Times)
  • My First Day Microdosing With LSD (New York Magazine)
  • The middle class woman who took LSD to cope with the menopause: controversial book claims hallucinating drug can help older women in tiny doses (Daily Mail)
  • Here's Why You Might Want to Drop Acid at Work (Maxim)
  • The Acid Test (VolteFace Magazine)
  • Dropping LSD 'could have same benefits as doing yoga' (Metro)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Hallucinogenic drug found in 'magic mushrooms' eases depression, anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer (Knowridge Science Report)


  • Another Argentinian City Has Banned Electronic Music Events Following Ecstasy-Related Deaths (SPIN)
  • Schoolgirl, 16, says she is 'lucky to be alive' after her first ever Ecstasy pill put her into a coma (Daily Mail)
  • Newton Aycliffe soldier, 24, died from the "toxic effects" of MDMA (The Northern Echo)


  • Using Sananga to Enhance Ayahuasca Visions and the Possible Connection to Iboga (Psychedelic Times)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • Pot, Peyote, and Snakes: the Rise of Northern Mexico's Best Drink (Roads & Kingdoms)


  • Why is This Powerful Addiction-Fighting Substance Banned in the US? (AlterNet)


  • Man High on PCP Shot And Killed By Police (Law Officer)


  • How an 'abuse-deterrent' drug created the heroin epidemic (The Washington Post
  • New program in Oklahoma provides naloxone at no charge to at-risk youth (News OK)
  • The Problem With These New Harder-To-Abuse Painkillers (ATTN:)


  • Understanding Dermaseptin, Kambo's Antiviral Peptide that May Treat Herpes (Psychedelic Times)


  • Bill filed in Florida House to make Kratom a controlled substance (Saint Peters Blog)


  • Kava Is An Effective Treatment for Anxiety (ProHealth)


  • Harvesting amphetamine-like leaves from BOP backyards (

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Researchers are giving religious leaders hallucinogenic drugs to understand mystical experiences (Business Insider)
  • Exploring Psilocybin Therapy as a Treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) (Psychedelic Times)
  • These Photos Show How Legalization Is Affecting International Drug Trafficking (ATTN:)
  • DEA Experts Call for Better Link Between Drug and Terrorism Policy (The Loudoun Tribune)
  • Students microdose to study and clear their minds (The State News)
  • A Psychedelic History (VolteFace)
  • A comedian explains why we need to challenge the stigma of psychedelics (The Canary)
  • Murray Hill Center Wants To Help You Process Your Psychedelic Trip (Gramercy Patch)
  • A Good Trip: 5 Books on the Upside of Psychedelics (Signature)

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.