This Week in Psychedelics - 12.29.17

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  • These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018 (Forbes)
  • The Top 10 Cannabis Stories of 2017: Canada & Jeff Sessions Lead the List (Leafly)
  • Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (NORML)
  • Will Legal Cannabis Thrive Or Get Shutdown? 2018 Will Tell (Forbes)
  • How were Americans looking for weed (or "marijuana" or "cannabis") in 2017? (The Cannabist)
  • Adult Use Retail Sales To Commence In California (NORML)
  • Nevada's Recreational Marijuana Market Hits $38M, Soars Past Colorado (Forbes
  • Warning: Don't Bring Your Legal Marijuana Through Internal Checkpoints in California (Reason)
  • People Are Successfully Replacing Vicodin, Xanax and Ambien With Marijuana (ATTN:
  • New state law to prohibit drivers, passengers from smoking cannabis while driving (KIEM)
  • Raring to buy recreational pot in Los Angeles? (Not so fast) (Los Angeles Times)
  • Part 1, The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017 (Leafly)
  • Marijuana Stops Boy's Seizure in 30 Seconds (ATTN:)
  • Dear Prime Minister: 'Tis the Season to Discuss Cannabis Advertising (Leafly)
  • Man gets into police car carrying 1,000 cannabis joints because he thought it was a taxi (The Independent)
  • Your Regional Guide to Growing Healthy Cannabis Plants Outdoors (Leafly)
  • With the groundwork laid, the cannabis business likely to take off in 2018 (Wicked Local Natick)
  • Grandmother says cancer has almost gone after taking cannabis oil - now she wants the Government to act (Derby Telegraph)
  • Elderly Couple Busted With 60 Pounds of Christmas-Present Cannabis (The Drive)
  • Does Religious Freedom Mean You Can Smoke Pot? (World Religion News)
  • 'No Rush' to legalise medical cannabis (The Daily Telegraph)


  • 'Wormwood' Is an LSD-Soaked True Crime Masterpiece (Motherboard)
  • These Troops Were Ordered To Take LSD (Inverse)
  • The Grateful Dead, with a side of LSD-laced venison stew (Salon)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • The Grand Humbling of the Third Eye: A Review of Adam Strauss's One Man Show "The Mushroom Cure" (Reality Sandwich)


  • Man high on ecstasy ends up stranded in the middle of a lake, cops say (Fox 32 Chicago)
  • Boy, 17, dies 'after taking ecstasy tablets' days before Christmas as police launch warning over drugs (Mirror)


  • WATCH: Oddball Artist Explains What Painting On DMT Is Like (Trill)
  • Ayahuasca: A Skeptic's Notes (Psychedelic Frontier)
  • Exotic Hallucinogen Has Everyday Israelis Tripping. But Is It Legal? (Haaretz)


  • An End to the Opioid Epidemic? New Study Suggests Ibogaine Treatment Could Be a Game Changer (Psychedelic Times)


  • New Ketamine Findings Give Hope To People Seeking Relief From Suicidal Thoughts (The Fix)
  • Would You Try This Party Drug To Relieve Depression And Suicidal Thoughts? (Alternative Daily)


  • Portugal Ended Their Heroin Epidemic Through Treatment and Decriminalization (ATTN:)
  • India concerned at record opium production in Afghanistan (United News of India)




  • Global Khat (Plant) Sales is Growing at 6% CAGR to 2019 - Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast (Island Post Gazette)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Pineapple Fund Donated 60 Bitcoin to MAPS in Delicate Time for Crypto and Psychedelics (Psychedelic Times)
  • Ross Ulbricht Files Appeal to the Supreme Court on His Life Sentence Without Parole (Reason)
  • Party drugs such as Molly, Meow Meow more popular but ganja most seized in India (Hindustan Times)

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.