This Week in Psychedelics - 2.10.17

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  • How Jeff Sessions Could Impact Legal Marijuana Immediately (ATTN:)
  • Legalizing Marijuana Would Hurt Mexican Drug Cartels More Than Trump's Border Wall (Reason)
  • Ministers endorse bill to export medicinal cannabis (The Times of Israel)
  • Cannabis set to be licensed for medicinal use in Ireland (The Irish Times)
  • Wisconsin May Be the Next to Legalize Medical Cannabis (Leafly)
  • Vegas, Baby: Retail Cannabis Shops Could Open in July (Leafly)
  • Colorado Agriculture Office Hosts Cannabis-Curious Officials From Other States (Leafly)
  • The Underexplored Potential of Cannabis to Treat Opioid Addiction (Psych Central)
  • Meet the Makers of Oregon's First Cannabis and Hemp Beer for Sale (Merry Jane)
  • Will Falling Cannabis Prices Hurt Marijuana Stocks? (FOX Business)
  • 9 Reasons Israel Is the Capital of Cannabis Research (Leafly)
  • Leah Heise on the Power of Women – and Men – in Cannabis (Westword)
  • San Francisco College Students Will Soon Be Able to Take a Class on Recreational Marijuana (TIME)
  • Searching for Jack Herer, the 'Emperor' of American Cannabis (Leafly)
  • Entrepreneurs Help Consumers Enjoy Cannabis Discretely (Forbes)
  • Border officers find nearly 2 tons of weed camouflaged as limes (CNN)


  • The Tim Scully Interview: Manufacturing 750,000,000 Doses of LSD to Save the World (High Existence)
  • What An Acid Trip Reveals About How The Brain Creates Meaning (The Huffington Post)
  • A microdose (of LSD) a day helped keep the doctor away (The Boston Globe)
  • LSD: What's The Reality, Where's The Illusion And Does It Even Matter? (MensXP)
  • Cruel thugs give hamster hallucinogenic drug LSD and then film its reaction in sickening video (Mirror)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms


  • Dad of ecstasy victim Leah Betts says family would be targeted by online trolls if photo was released today (Mirror)


  • Ayahuasca Tourism: How a Psychedelic Therapist Can Help You Stay Safe When Traveling Abroad (Psychedelic Times)
  • Super Bowl party leads police to drug lab (Tioga Publishing)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Here's what was in Melbourne's toxic batch of 'MDMA' (Mixmag)


  • Study shows ketamine may prevent PTSD symptoms (UPI)
  • History of Psychosis May Not Exclude Ketamine for Depression (Medscape)


  • Florida police seize thousands of packets of heroin featuring Donald Trump's face on packaging (New York Daily News)
  • $8.5 Billion U.S. Counter Narcotics Effort in Afghanistan Boosts Opium Production (Liberty News Now)


  • Way of the Frog Medicine: Interview with Master Kambo Practitioner Simon Scott (Psychedelic Times)


  • Kratom: A weapon against drug addiction or dangerous alternative? (WRIC)



  • Miraa not bad for sexual health - Kenyan experts (Nairobi News)
  • 110 pounds of khat seized at Pittsburgh International Airport (Tribune-Review)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Jeff Sessions, Fan of the Drug War and Asset Forfeiture, Confirmed as Attorney General (Reason)
  • Museum series explores 'psychedelic science' (Farmington Daily Times)
  • Neil Gorsuch Sympathizes With Drug Dealers (Reason)
  • Three Ways College Campuses Are Influencing the Future of Psychedelics (Psychedelic Times)
  • Psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms and LSD have key differences – here's what you should know (Business Insider)
  • So A Minister, A Rabbi, And A Buddhist Took Drugs For Science... (The Huffington Post)
  • How psychedelics can revolutionize the way we live (Dazed)
  • Psychedelics Being Tested For Use In Treating Various Conditions (CBS)
  • The psychedelic renaissance (Boulder Weekly)

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.