This Week in Psychedelics - 2.2.18

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  • San Francisco to Clear Thousands of Marijuana Convictions Dating Back to 1975 (TIME)
  • How to Legally Buy Weed in D.C. Without Actually Buying Any Weed at All (Reason)
  • Study: Marijuana Smoke Exposure Not Linked To Poor Lung Health (NORML)
  • Idaho bill would allow use of cannabis-derived CBD oil (East Idaho News)
  • Marijuana: is it time to stop using a word with racist roots? (The Guardian)
  • California's New Cannabis Laws Squeeze Out Compassionate Care Programs (Forbes)
  • Mondo Cannabis Powder Is Weed Made for Taking at Work (Bon Appetit)
  • California mulls state-owned bank for cannabis industry (Financial Times)
  • Which city in the world has the cheapest cannabis - and the most expensive? (The Guardian)
  • Canadian Cannabis Companies Set Their Sights On South America (Forbes)
  • A startup that makes cannabis oil for vaping wants to be America's first $1 billion 'marijuana unicorn' (Business Insider)
  • Cannabis 'Gifting' Economy Springs up in Massachusetts (Leafly)
  • Oakland selects winners of cannabis dispensary permits (SFGate)
  • Maine: Marijuana Moratorium Measure Expires (NORML)
  • Cannabis Stocks Begin To Reflect The Real Industry (Forbes)
  • Arizona May Finally Begin Lab Testing Medical Cannabis for Contaminants (Leafly)
  • Stronger cannabis linked to rise in demand for drug treatment programmes (The Guardian)
  • What Are CO2 Cannabis Extracts and How Are They Made? (Leafly)
  • The beginner's guide to cannabis (Well+Good)
  • This Texas Cop Is Risking His Career for Cannabis Reform (Leafly)
  • 'You Can't Roll a Joint on the Cover of a Digital Download': Cannabis Quotes of the Week (Leafly)
  • Can pot trigger hallucinations? Report of officers who allegedly ate edibles fuels debate (Luxora Leader)


  • Advice on Taking LSD from Seasoned Acid Afficionados (VICE)
  • When the LSD King Timothy Leary Hid in Africa with the Black Panthers (Daily Beast)
  • Michael Pollan Talks Farm-to-Table Food—and LSD (Austin Monthly)
  • Wormwood's Bad Trip Peddles CIA Conspiracies (Reason)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Study hints magic mushrooms can alter how you feel about nature (and politics) (Medical Xpress)
  • How Magic Mushrooms Could Treat Depression From An Entirely New Angle (Forbes)
  • Startup plans to give mushrooms to depressed patients (New York Post)
  • Can Magic Mushrooms Help Us Come To Terms With Death? (VICE)
  • Do Psilocybin Mushrooms Show Up on Drug Tests? (Psychedelics Daily)
  • Clinical interpretations of patient experience in a trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for alcohol use disorder (Frontiers)
  • Three Things To Know About Psychedelic Mushrooms (Psychedelics Daily)



Salvia Divinorum

  • Salvia Divinorum: The Globalization of a Sacred Psychoactive Plant (Reality Sandwich)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Man arrested on suspicion of poisoning and supplying a controlled drug after 'MDMA' hospital cases (The Isle of Thanet News)


  • 'The fog is gone': How ketamine could help lift hard-to-treat depression (CTV News)
  • Israel Says Prison Time Possible for Possessing Unprescribed Ketamine, Fentanyl (Haaretz)
  • Man who allegedly murdered mom while he was high on PCP indicted (


  • FDA Cracks Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic (TIME)
  • Controversial Portland program uses marijuana and kratom to treat opioid addiction (Press Herald)
  • Why Colorado Tokers Love Opium (Westword)
  • History repeats itself with opioid epidemic (Shreveport Times)
  • The US is forgoing a powerful weapon in the war on opiates (The Boston Globe)
  • Don't Blame Pain Pills for the Opioid Crisis (Reason)
  • To combat opioid deaths, it's time to give away Naloxone for free (Jackson Clarion Ledger)



  • I Tried Kava And It Was Nothing Like Xanax (Paper)
  • Kava, the drink soothing the stress of NY millennials (Daily Mail)
  • Kava thefts increase (The Fiji Times)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • If You Bought Drugs on the Silk Road Using Bitcoin, the Feds Might Know Who You Are (Reason)
  • Cryptocurrency and The War on Drugs: Interview with Brian Normand of Psymposia (Psychedelic Times)
  • Psychedelic Documentaries You Should Definitely Watch (Psychedelic Times)
  • Award-Winning Script On Psychedelic Research In The '60s Gets L.A. Staged Reading (Broadway World)
  • Pill Testing is proven. I Am Hardstyle shows how much we need it (The Guardian)
  • Hamilton Morris on high (quality) filmmaking (The Justice)
  • Vancouver forges new paths in revival of psychedelic research (The Georgia Straight)

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.