This Week in Psychedelics - 1.5.18

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Crackdown On State-Legal Marijuana (NORML)
  • California Turns Over a New Leaf as Legalization of Marijuana Takes Effect (TIME)
  • Pot in 2018: What to Expect (Rolling Stone)
  • Study: Marijuana Use Not Linked With Reduced Motivation (NORML)
  • Australia plans medicinal cannabis exports in bid to capture lucrative market (CNBC)
  • As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets (Scientific American)
  • The Future of Weed Science Is a Van in Colorado (Wired)
  • California Is Taxing the Hell Out of Pot, but Washington Is Even Greedier (Reason)
  • Where to get legal cannabis in Santa Cruz County on Jan. 1 (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
  • Legalizing Cannabis Benefits the Environment (ATTN:)
  • Maine Residents Describe How They Combatted Opioid Addiction With Medical Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • The Best Offense: Preventative Medicine Gains an Ally in Cannabis (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Grower Stories: How 5 Cultivators Came to Thrive in the Legal Cannabis Market (Leafly)


  • Psychedelic drug LSD set for comeback as workers turn to 'microdosing' to boost brainpower (The Sun)
  • That time Indy cops feared 'leftists' could slip LSD to Richard Nixon (IndyStar)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Bright Ideas 2018: Use psilocybin in treating depression (
  • Thai Bar Owner Arrested for Mixing Hallucinogenic Mushrooms into New Years Drinks (Chiangrai Times)


  • The journey from ecstasy to medicine: Rick Doblin's long, strange MDMA trip (New Atlas)
  • What 'Molly' – the Silicon Valley elite's drug of choice at sex parties – does to your body (Business Insider)


  • Is it true that DMT is really produced in our brains by the Pineal gland? (Psychedelics Daily)


  • The Ibogaine Conversation Pt 9: How safe is ibogaine? We asked Clare Wilkins who has facilitated over 700 treatments (Psymposia)
  • The Ibogaine Conversation Pt 10: Ibogaine treatment comes with risks. We had a discussion about safety with medical providers. (Psymposia)


  • Ketamine Can Rapidly Reduce Suicidal Thoughts (HospiMedica)
  • Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles Offers at Home Nasal Spray to Treat Depression (Benzinga)


  • New program gives heroin antidote to people leaving jails (Fox2Now)
  • Authorities Are Cracking Down on Opioid-Peddling Doctors (TIME)
  • Government solutions to the opioid epidemic aren't working (Cape Gazette)
  • Inside the Story of America's 19th-Century Opiate Addiction (Smithsonian)
  • Heroin: The top story of 2017 in Harford County (The Baltimore Sun)


  • Lawmakers Ask FDA to Lift Kratom Warning (Pain News Network)
  • Reader: If Kratom Is Made Illegal, I Will Be Forced to Live in Pain (Westword)
  • Doctors warn of dangers of Kratom (Fosters)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

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.