This Week in Psychedelics - 11.4.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • Study: Recreational Marijuana in Canada Could Generate More Money Than Booze (TIME)
  • What We Know About the Other Components of Cannabis (ATTN:)
  • Fake Memes About Hillary Clinton's Marijuana Policy Are Spreading (ATTN:)
  • Watch Pusha T's PSA Supporting Cali Marijuana Bill (Rolling Stone)
  • Medicinal cannabis crops now legal in Australia (The Guardian)
  • Why Big Pharma is Spending so Much Money to Defeat Marijuana Initiatives (Reason)
  • Study: Marijuana Retailers Not Selling To Youth (NORML)
  • Lower Taxes Will Help Bring Legal Weed out of the Black Market (Reason)
  • Studies: Changes In Marijuana's Legal Status Not Associated With Increased Use By Young People (NORML)
  • New Study Shows Cannabis May Improve Night Vision (Merry Jane)
  • Colorado Politicians Lend Lies to Pot Prohibitionists in Arizona and California (Reason)
  • Here's Why Fears About Weed in Halloween Candy Are Overblown (ATTN:)
  • Cannabis Tampons: 4 Facts To Know, Including Pain And Anxiety Relief (Medical Daily)
  • California's Marijuana Initiative Is Needlessly Punitive and Restrictive (Reason)
  • 5 Cannabis Stocks to Invest in Before Election Day (Leafly)
  • Willie Nelson: The Outlaw Country legend reflects on his personal cannabis history (The Denver Post)
  • Illinois Sheriff Passes Off Japanese Candy As Marijuana-Infused Halloween Treat (Reason)
  • Will Seattle cannabis tourism take a hit if other states legalize weed? (
  • Why You Shouldn't Buy Cannabis on the Streets of Prague (Leafly)
  • Healing with Massage and Cannabis (The Stranger)
  • Texas cannabis oil businesses face staggering fee increase for licensing (The Denver Post)
  • Costs of Growing Cannabis at Home vs. Buying Bud at a Dispensary (Leafly)
  • MS sufferer avoids jail after she tells judge she thought cannabis was OK because Prince Charles talked of its benefits on TV (The Telegraph)
  • Eagles' Josh Huff Latest NFL Player with Marijuana Problem (Reason)
  • North Coast cannabis industry runs on cash (The North Bay Business Journal)
  • San Diego Police Seize Family's Bank Accounts Because the Dad Ran a Medical Marijuana Business (Reason)
  • Cannabis addiction support centre to close doors after government cuts funding (ABC Online)
  • Marijuana's Catch-22: Is There No Way for Cannabis to Succeed? (Fox Business)


  • Transhumanist Proves Schrödinger's Cat Experiment Isn't Better on LSD (Inverse)
  • Tom Wolfe interview: 'I never took LSD – it was far too dangerous' (The Telegraph)
  • Unforgettable photos of psychedelia and debauchery from the golden age of LSD (CNN)
  • Music Composed & Played by LSD-Influenced Musicians (Los Angeles Free Press)
  • Filmmaker Roger Corman talks about his lovely LSD trip (KPCC)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms


  • Staying Hydrated on Molly: The Tricky Relationship Between MDMA and Water Intoxication (Psychedelic Times)
  • Why Couples Are Taking Illegal Drug MDMA To Save Their Marriages (Your Tango)


  • The Nuclear Option: A Personal Story of Treating Social Anxiety with 5-MeO-DMT Psychedelic Therapy (Psychedelic Times)
  • Brazil's Psychedelic Rehab Center Treats Drug Addicts With Ayahuasca (Motherboard)
  • Was Moses tripping when he saw the burning bush? Should you try? (The Times of Israel)
  • Millennials boost Columbia tourism in search for hallucinogenic plant (Metro)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • 'Doctor Strange' includes an Easter egg about tripping on mescaline (The Daily Dot)


  • An Anti-Addiction Drug Called Ibogaine Could Be a Wonder Cure—Or an Addict Killer (Scientific American)



  • What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About the Opioid Epidemic (ATTN:)
  • Opioid Poisoning In Toddlers Increases 205% (TIME)
  • Heroin Isn't The Scariest Part Of The Drug Crisis (Forbes)
  • What It's Like Saving Lives on the Front Lines of Vancouver's Opioid Crisis (VICE)




Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Undercover With a Border Militia (Mother Jones)
  • Obama Commutes Sentences of 98 Drug Offenders, Including 42 Lifers (Reason)
  • The "Do-nothing Congress" moved the needle on drug reform (The Hill)
  • The Existential Medicine (Baltimore Magazine)
  • A Filipino Mayor Is Among 10 Dead in the Latest Wave of Drug-Related Killings (TIME)
  • The 'dark web' isn't all guns and drugs (Engadget)
  • Countess Amanda Feilding Has Spent 50 Years as a Pioneer of Psychedelics Research and Altering Her Own Mental State (AlterNet)

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.