This Week in Psychedelics - 1.6.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • Someone Changed the Iconic Hollywood Sign to Say "Hollyweed" (TIME)
  • Marijuana legalization supporters to hand out 4,200 joints at Trump inauguration (The Washington Times)
  • Israel's Ariel University opens first academic course on medical cannabis (The Jerusalem Post)
  • Exclusive: Cannabis nasal spray stops an epileptic seizure from happening (ABC Action News)
  • Cannabis Industry Raised $1 Billion in 2016 (SFGate)
  • Italian Cannabis Reform in Question Following Prime Minister's Resignation (Leafly)
  • Recreational Cannabis Is Now Legal in Nevada, But Cops Look to Crack Down on Stoned Drivers (Merry Jane)
  • Maine Legalization Law Takes Effect January 30 (NORML)
  • Israel's Military to Relax Stance on Cannabis for Soldiers (Leafly)
  • Here's How to Tell If Your Marijuana Has Expired (ATTN:)
  • Chicago Suburb Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Marijuana (NORML)
  • Ads on Craigslist Sell A Plastic Bag Filled With A 'Gift' Of Marijuana (NEPR)
  • Boy with epilepsy finds 'normal life' with cannabis oil (Aljazeera)
  • These States and Countries Had the Biggest Cannabis Wins in 2016 (Leafly)
  • Franco Loja, Cannabis Legend Dies At 42 (Green Rush Daily)
  • 4 Promising Cannabis Studies and Research from 2016 (Leafly)
  • Marijuana monster money: California makes more from cannabis than the next 5 largest crops combined (Salon)
  • What Not to Do When Driving With Marijuana in Your Car (ATTN:)

LSD

  • Micro-dosing: The Drug Habit Your Boss Is Gonna Love (GQ)
  • 'A Really Good Day': One harried mom's LSD experiment (The Washington Post)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

MDMA/Ecstasy

Iboga/Ibogaine

Dissociatives

  • New Ketamine Infusion Therapy Center Shows Positive Treatment Results (WHO TV)
  • 7 Angel Dust Drug Effects and Facts (Insider Monkey)
  • Miracle cure: Alcoholic who drank SEVEN bottles of wine a night gets sober thanks to ketamine (Daily Star)
  • Married At First Sight's Clare Verrall gets 'high' while on Ketamine for back surgery and talks to a unicorn named Errol (Daily Mail)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Heroin surpasses painkillers as the leading cause of overdose deaths (Modern Healthcare)
  • Where Synthetic Opioids Really Come From (ATTN:)
  • Legalizing Opium Won't Work for Afghanistan (The Diplomat)

Absinthe

  • Discovering How To Drink Absinthe With Sugar (Itamonte)

Kambô

  • Four Ways Kambo Can Enhance the Effectiveness of Ayahuasca Treatments (Psychedelic Times)

Kratom

Khat

  • Prevalence and factors associated with use of khat: a survey of patients entering HIV treatment programs in Ethiopia (BioMed Central)
  • Khat cultivation fuels food crisis in Yemen (SciDevNet)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • The Best Psychedelic Videos of 2016 (The Daily Psychedelic Video)
  • The War on Drugs Halted Research Into the Potential Benefits of Psychedelics (Slate Magazine)
  • High Times in the 18th Century (The History Girls)
  • Here's a fish that can get you trippy and give hallucinations for days (Deccan Chronicle)
  • Mind Design via Psychedelic Mindapps, Ideagens, and Multistate Theory – Having a Human Mind Is More than It Used to Be (Academia.edu)
  • Four Ways Psychedelic Therapy Can Address the Mental Health Needs of Millennials (Psychedelic Times)
  • Research Underway Into Medical Benefits Of Psychedelic Drugs (CBS SF Bay Area)
  • Why Are Governments So Anti-Psychedelics? (Merry Jane)
  • Here's how legalising psychedelics would minimise the risk of a 'bad trip' (The Canary)

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.