This Week in Psychedelics - 1.29.16

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  • Listen to 911 call of very stoned drivers turning themselves in (Boing Boing)
  • The Rules for Taking Marijuana on an Airplane (ATTN:)
  • Can Cannabis Treat Epileptic Seizures? (Scientific American)
  • Marijuana Legalization: Should Bernie Sanders' Home State Embrace Socialized Cannabis? (International Business Times)
  • Study: Vaporizers Deliver Safe, Reliable Doses of Cannabinoids (NORML)
  • CBD Oil "Highly Promising" In Pediatric Epilepsy Treatment (NORML)
  • Cannabis Refugees: Why People Are Moving Across Country To Reap The Benefits Of A Plant (
  • NY Health Department sponsoring medical cannabis study (Press & Sun Bulletin)
  • Attorney General Rejects 3rd Petition for Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment (Fox 28)
  • Federal Judge Orders Iowa State to Stop Censoring Marijuana Reform T-Shirts (Reason)
  • See Inside One of New York's First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (TIME)
  • This Marijuana Product Could Cure Menstrual Cramps (ATTN:)
  • Cliff Robinson On Medical Cannabis Use In The NBA (Blazer's Edge)
  • Florida: Medical Marijuana Measure Qualifies For 2016 Ballot (NORML)
  • How a Top Cannabis Investor Looks at Your Company (Leafly)
  • Denver NORML Announces Marijuana Lounge Initiative (NORML)
  • Let pain and PTSD sufferers in Illinois use cannabis (Chicago Tribune)
  • Mom illegally treats 3-year-old daughter with cannabis oil (AOL News)
  • Over 60 Percent Of New Mexicans Support Regulating Marijuana Sales (NORML)
  • Love, with Mary Jane: Inside the world's first Cannabis Wedding Expo (Mashable)
  • Can the cannabis 'nuns' of California save medical marijuana? (The Washington Post)
  • How Much You Have to Take of These Legal Drugs to Overdose (ATTN:)
  • Life As a Marijuana Activist (NORML)
  • Champaign medical cannabis dispensary prepares to open, eight conditions pending approval from Rauner (Daily Illini)
  • Medical cannabis producer Bedrocan lowers its prices to $5 a gram (News1130)
  • How Can LED Lighting Impact Cannabis Growth? (Leafly)
  • She's not blowing smoke (The News-Gazette)
  • Clalit's 'refusal' to allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis spurs protest (The Jerusalem Post)


  • 'I went to a Donald Trump rally on acid - and it was a really bad idea' (The Telegraph)
  • Chelsea Handler on Drugs: 'I Took My SATs on Acid' (Celeb Stoner)
  • Man with Asperger syndrome meticulously documents his LSD trip (Death and Taxes)
  • Michael Kennedy, Who Fought for LSD Guru, Mob Boss, Dies at 78 (Bloomberg)
  • N.J. man arrested with LSD, 5 pounds of marijuana (
  • Teacher censured for taking LSD at bach (3News NZ)
  • Drug response overhaul after Townsville stabbing (Townsville Bulletin)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Author and Podcaster Tim Ferriss Leads Effort to Fund Psilocybin Research for Depression (Psychedelic Times)
  • Coyotes High On Mushrooms Possibly To Blame For Strange Incidents On Highway (CBS Sacramento)
  • Calm Your Suffering Mind: The Link Between Psilocybin and Depression (Psychedelic Times)
  • Magic Mushrooms Known for Natural Hallucinogens (The Bong Shop)


  • Supplier Involved in Last Year's Deadly "Superman" Pill Outbreak Jailed for 6 Years (THUMP)
  • Gardaí find €50k worth of ecstasy during Kenneth O'Brien investigation (The Journal)
  • Briton handed six-year jail sentence for trying to smuggle ecstasy into Australia (Sunday Express)
  • Cafe worker found with MDMA and cannabis outside Creamfields avoids jail (Warrington Guardian)
  • Riau Polie Seize Ecstasy Pills Worth to Rp2.3 Billion (
  • Parents should watch for these signs of dangerous synthetic drug 'Molly' (WFLA)
  • Man charged with selling MDMA (Daily Citizen)
  • Teenager charged with trafficking 87 ecstasy tablets, claims to have forgotten where he resides (Malta Independent)


  • What Is Ayahuasca? The Truth About Peruvian Drug From 'Chelsea Does' Drugs Episode (Mic)
  • A crazy world of shapes and colors (Castleton Spartan)
  • Legal Ayahuasca? Pierce County church offers Peruvian psychedelic ceremony (The Seattle Globalist)
  • Ayahuasca: the shamanic brew that produces out-of-body experiences (Raw Story)
  • Personal Story: The All-Star Shaman, All Night Massacre (
  • Police bust Israeli DMT importers who ran 'psychedelic purification rituals' (The Jerusalem Post)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline


  • NEW Memoir About Iboga! Heart Medicine: A True Love Story (E. Bast)
  • Former Ibogaine Resort Now Offers Healing Vacations in Costa Rica (The Costa Rica Star)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Court martial set for soldier accused of supplying N-bomb (
  • FOURTEEN Birmingham shops found selling 'legal highs' which carry cocaine and ecstasy-style effects (Birmingham Mail)
  • Teenagers are being used as 'guinea pigs' to test lethal substances (Irish Independent)
  • Cork teenager dies in hospital after taking 'party pill' (Evening Echo)
  • VIDEO: HSE issues warning about psychedelic drugs (Irish Independent)



  • China finds restaurants using opium poppies in food (BBC News)
  • Coming to a High School Near You: Drugs that Reverse Heroin Overdoses (U.S. News)
  • This Tiny Implant Just Changed the Game for Addicts (ATTN:)
  • Heroin Kills White People More Than Anyone Else — And Nobody Is Sure Why (VICE News)
  • NYPD Says It Found $14 Million Worth of Heroin Stashed Inside Monster Truck, Pickup (Inside Edition)
  • What Opioids and Heroin Do to Your Appearance Over Time (ATTN:)
  • What Investors Need To Know About The Billion Dollar Opioid Opportunity (Baystreet)
  • Intelligence inputs say militant outfits in North East trading opium (The Economic Times)
  • Marijuana, opium cultivated in Makawanpur destroyed (The Himalayan Times)
  • NE militants taking up opium cultivation, says Assam Rifles (Deccan Herald)



  • Kava bar gains popularity (Fiji Times)
  • Owners say make yourself at home at this Little Haiti kava lounge (Miami Herald)


  • Drug known as 'khat' seized by Ohio County deputies (WTOV)
  • Four arrested in Uitenhage khat bust (RNews)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • What are the Dangers of Psychedelics? Things to Consider Before a Psychedelic Experience (Psychedelic Times)
  • Why Drug Laws Are Interfering With Medical Research (LawFuel)
  • Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood (The Huffington Post)
  • Psychedelia in the Movies, Part 2 (Reality Sandwich)
  • Plant Medicine: A Natural Pharmacology Primer for Anxiety and Depression (Papermag)
  • Psychedelics as Therapy (Yahoo! News)
  • The Difference Between My Psychiatrist and My Shaman (Reality Sandwich)
  • Dewshine: The Stupid New Teen Drug Panic (Reason)
  • Allan Badiner: The Psychedelics of Compassion (Tricycle)
  • Can You Buy Brains? Introducing Smart Drugs (Psychedelic Press UK)
  • The Case For Psychedelic Psychotherapy (Science 2.0)
  • Maine's Governor Wants to Fight the War on Drugs with the Guillotine (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 (and other psychoactives) are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.