This Week in Psychedelics - 2.3.17

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  • Marijuana Prices Are About to Change (ATTN:)
  • Colorado Report Says Adolescent Marijuana use 'Has Not Changed Since Legalization' (Reason)
  • What Happens to Your Brain If You Start Smoking Weed Before 17 (ATTN:)
  • Where Is The Future For Marijuana Banking Reform? (NORML)
  • Burger King Drive-Thru Workers Arrested After Allegedly Selling Marijuana at the Drive-Thru (TIME)
  • Maine Becomes Eighth State to Eliminate Marijuana Possession Penalties (NORML)
  • California Looks to Build $7 Billion Legal Cannabis Economy (Leafly)
  • Neurobiologist illuminates the under explored potential of cannabis to address opioid addiction (Science Daily)
  • Alaska Rejects Plan to Allow On-Site Consumption at Cannabis Stores (Leafly)
  • Hemp and Pot Restrictions Not Dying Fast Enough (Reason)
  • Understanding Medical vs. Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensaries (Leafly)
  • Cannabis, the hottest new pet supplement (The Signal)
  • What Does Gorsuch Think About Cannabis? Not Much. (Leafly)
  • Will Cannabis Have Appellations Like Wine? (Merry Jane)
  • Cannabis Tax May Not Cure Ailing State Budget (GoodTimes)
  • The Many Ways the Cannabis Industry Lacks Traditional Marketing Expertise (Entrepreneur)
  • Taxes and Red Tape Keep Colorado's Marijuana Black Market Profitable (Reason)
  • Canadian Cannabis Producer to Begin Exports to Chile (Leafly)
  • Fun Cannabis History Facts That Will Impress People (Merry Jane)
  • How Cannabis Ecommerce Challenges Are Driving Web Innovation (The Advocate)


  • Science Has Finally Discovered Why LSD Trips Last So Long (Maxim)
  • LSD's grip on brain protein could explain drug's long-lasting effects (Science News)
  • LSD Helps Explain How Our Brains Assign Meaning to Experience (Seeker)
  • Russell Brand compares being a dad to LSD trip (Daily Star)
  • How 'micro-dosing' LSD helped a woman to 'improve her mental health and save her marriage' (The Independent)
  • Give us this day our daily dose: Ergot, LSD and the Israelites (Psychedelic Press UK)
  • Denzel Nkemdiche lost passion for football, experimented with LSD at Ole Miss (The Comeback)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms


  • Government-Approved Study of MDMA for PTSD Accepting Applications for Participants Soon (The Joint Blog)
  • Someone Tried To Make A POV Experience Video Of MDMA (Stoney Roads)
  • Three pupils 'collapse after taking ecstasy at prestigious school' (Metro)
  • Teen drug dealer admits selling ecstasy which killed tragic schoolgirl and left two others in hospital (Mirror)


  • 9 Investigates: Local church offering 'legal' ayahuasca (WFTV)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • ART SEEN: Artist explores contemporary meaning of peyote and ayahuasca (Vancouver Sun)


  • Recovering From Addiction: Interview with Ibogaine Aftercare Provider Justin Hoffman (Psychedelic Times)
  • New York Times Carries a Full Page Ad about Plant Medicine Ibogaine to Combat the Opiate Epidemic Presented by Social Movement "Your Mind Has Rights" (Satellite Press Releases)
  • The Latest Addiction Treatment is Making Noise – Ibogaine Claims to Offer Addiction Interruption (Military Technologies)
  • Global ibogaine: A lucrative safe-haven for the cannabis industry? (The Leaf)
  • Ibogaine Aftercare and Integration: Interview with Justin Hoffman and Tishara Lee Cousino (Psychedelic Times)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals


  • How Ketamine Could Be Used to Treat Alcoholism (Munchies)
  • Ketamine's Versatility Makes it a Powerful Tool for EMS (
  • Can Craving for Cocaine Be Blocked in Addicted Individuals? (Psychology Today)
  • Antidepressants Induce Resilience and Reverse Susceptibility (Science Daily)
  • How Ketamine could cure depression (Drug Target Review)
  • Lawyer says client on PCP when he lit fire in Springfield courthouse (MassLive)


  • Life-saving naloxone prices soar along with its usage (Lancaster Online)
  • Afghanistan: As Taliban Depends More on Heroin Anti-Cultivation Efforts Plummet (Breitbart)
  • Health groups want to increase access to naloxone (The Washington Times)
  • DEA seizes $1.8 million in heroin, fentanyl (Boston Herald)
  • Kroger pharmacies make Naloxone available without a prescription (WHSV)
  • Fix Narcotic Abuse Cycle Before Throwing Naloxone at Every Overdose Patient (
  • Could THIS stop heroin addictions? Scientists discover electroshock therapy helps to reduce cravings (Daily Mail)


  • When Happy Hour Was "Green Hour" in Paris (Smithsonian)




Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Ethan Nadelmann's Farewell Letter to Drug Policy Alliance Staff (Drug Policy Alliance)
  • Rodrigo Duterte Just Put the Philippines' Drug War on Hold (TIME)
  • Senate Judiciary Advances the Nomination of Marijuana Prohibitionist Jeff Sessions to be the Attorney General (NORML)
  • Here's That Time Jeff Sessions Wanted to Execute Drug Dealers (Reason)
  • A Healing Crisis to Make You Whole: Breaking Down the Benefits of Holotropic Breathwork (Psychedelic Times)
  • The truth about 'microdosing', which involves taking tiny amounts of psychedelics like LSD (Business Insider)
  • Bluenosers latest, literal drug trip doc in the works (The Chronicle Herald)
  • Repairs Uncover Cocaine Worth $434K in Airplane's Nose Gear (NBC 6 Miami)
  • Bay Area Patients Find Psychiatric Relief From Psychedelic Therapy (CBS San Francisco)

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.