This Week in Psychedelics - 1.20.17

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  • Massive meta-study confirms the health benefits of cannabis (Engadget)
  • Hackers Cripple Leading Marijuana Sales System (Fortune)
  • Legislators Seek To Delay The Enactment Of Voter-Initiated Marijuana Laws (NORML)
  • Can Cannabis Oil Help Heal Wounds? (Live Science)
  • D.C. Weed Group Has Rolled 5,500 Free Joints for the Inauguration (TIME)
  • German Parliament Greenlights Plan for Cannabis Prescriptions (Leafly)
  • Why Republicans Want to Legalize Marijuana's Cousin (ATTN:)
  • Cannabis Oil Vs. Hemp Oil, Hash Oil 2017: Facts And Myths About Alternative Cancer, Pain, And Stress Treatments (Medical Daily)
  • Residents Fear the Nightclub Shooting Means Mexico's Drug War Has Come To Their Town (TIME)
  • Cannabis feminism: The new movement that has high hopes for the future (Well+Good)
  • Humboldt County Cup Forced to Move by Police (NORML)
  • WATCH: The new world of weed: why cannabis is having a renaissance moment (Salon)
  • Cannabis does help MS patients - but scientists can't work out which strain did the trick (Daily Mail)
  • Our Favorite Satirical 'Onion' Joe Biden Articles Feature His Love of Cannabis (Leafly)
  • Want to Buy a Cannabis Store? For $50 Million You Can Own Six (Leafly)
  • How two small cities became the kings of cannabis in the Denver metro area (The Denver Post)
  • Marijuana Regulators Target Home Cultivation (NORML)
  • What are Popcorn Cannabis Buds? (Leafly)
  • Cannabis advocates demand reform in 2017 (KCEN)
  • What You Need to Know About This Marijuana-Related Illness (ATTN:)
  • Cannabis Software Companies Seek to Legitimize the Marijuana Industry and Cash In (LA Weekly)


  • The Sunshine Makers documentary offers a thrilling look at the history of LSD (Irish Examiner)
  • Tiny Amounts of LSD for Depression (The Atlantic)
  • Meet the Man responsible for the '60s LSD scene (New York Post)
  • I Dropped Acid and Saw Into the Future: My Surreal First Time At CES (The Daily Beast)
  • That Time Roger Corman Took LSD for The Trip (Den of Geek!)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Why psychedelics like magic mushrooms kill the ego and fundamentally transform the brain (Business Insider)
  • Mushrooms, Hallucinogens & LSD Making a Comeback in Teeny-Tiny Microdoses (Billboard)


  • Police investigate man's death after bad batch of MDMA hospitalises 20 people (ABC Online)



  • The Avante Institute Opens New Ibogaine Therapy Center (Digital Journal)
  • Veteran Pot Activist Sees Ibogaine as Plant Ally in Addiction Fight (AlterNet)


  • CBS News Features Amazing New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment With IV Ketamine By Dr. Ashraf Hanna (Yahoo! Finance)
  • Cleveland man admits killing friend while watching NBA game high on PCP (
  • Man high on PCP crashes into ambulance outside ER (



  • The Challenges for Western Companies Trying to Create Synthetic Compounds From Kambo (Psychedelic Times)
  • A Guide to Increasing Fertility and Taking Kambo During Pregnancy (Psychedelic Times)




  • Qat Business Booming in Ethiopia and Kenya (Ezega)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • President Obama Commutes Sentences of 330 Inmates Convicted of Drug Crimes (TIME)
  • Hallucinogens: Future of Mental Health Treatment? (WebMD)
  • Why the Psychedelic Community Should Support Cluster Headache Research (Psychedelic Times)
  • PCP to psychedelic fish: uncover the stories behind the world's strangest drugs (The Guardian)
  • The Debate Over This Inauguration Day 'Smoke Out' (ATTN:)
  • What Happened to the Psychedelic Revolution? (Reality Sandwich)
  • Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Is Being Flown to New York (TIME)
  • The Future Of Psychedelic Medicine (The Huffington Post)
  • New undergraduate think tank explores psychedelics (Yale Daily News)
  • Psychedelic drugs now used in human studies (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • Obama's Belated Drug War Retreat (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 are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.