This Week in Psychedelics - 3.17.17

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  • Surprise: Government-Grown Pot Is Total Schwag, Not Suitable for Research (Reason)
  • Marijuana could hold the key to treating Alzheimer's but drug laws stand in the way, say scientists (The Independent)
  • Jeff Sessions Says Marijuana Is Only 'Slightly Less Awful' Than Heroin. Science Says He's Wrong (TIME)
  • What Israel Can Teach Us About Medical Marijuana Policy and Research (Psychedelic Times)
  • Forgotten weed stash donated to Goodwill (CNN)
  • One Way the Marijuana Industry Can Address Racial Injustices (ATTN:)
  • What's Really Inside Your Cannabis Vape Cartridge? (Merry Jane)
  • Part 1, The History of Dutch Cannabis Coffeeshops (Leafly)
  • Oxford University to launch medical marijuana research program (CNBC)
  • USDA to Farmers: Be a Patriot! Grow Cannabis! (Reason)
  • Nevada senator proposes bill to legalize cannabis clubs and marijuana use at events (KRNV)
  • Farmers in Italy fight soil contamination with cannabis (CBS News)
  • How Much Tax Revenue Do Legal Cannabis Sales Generate? (Leafly)
  • Group Urges MA Lawmakers to Hold off on Cannabis Law Changes (Leafly)
  • Medical Marijuana Pharmacovigilance: What It Is And How To Get Involved (Psychedelic Times)
  • These Are the 10 Best and Worst States for Medical Cannabis (Leafly)
  • A Guide to Cannabis Seedling Diseases and How to Prevent Them (Merry Jane)
  • Denver FBI Honors Youth Program Partly Funded by Cannabis Taxes (Leafly)
  • Welcome to the world of luxury cannabis (Fast Company)
  • Snoop Dogg's New Video Features Cannabis, Clowns, and Trump (Leafly)
  • Cannabis Culture Dispensaries Owned By Emerys Tied To Organized Crime: Police (The Huffington Post)


  • 'Orange Sunshine' Is Coming out of the Psychedelic Closet (Leafly)
  • South Euclid man on LSD says spider gave birth in his stomach, report says (

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • With Pot Gaining Acceptance, are "Magic Mushrooms" Next Up for Decriminalization? (Rockland County Times)
  • 'LOOK AT US' Two brothers 'on magic mushroom bender stripped naked, passionately kissed, smashed cars and punched neighbour in rampage' at US apartment block (The Sun)


  • Future of tinnitus treatment could involve illegal party drug (
  • Should People Facing Ecstasy Charges Get Lighter Prison Sentences? (L.A. Weekly)


  • The Universal Archetypes of Ayahuasca Dreams and Making Sense of Your Own Visions (Psychedelic Times)
  • Mother reveals heartache after son dies in Peru from psychedelic drug experience (New Zealand Herald)
  • Ayahuasca, A Cautionary Tale For Tourists Eager To Try This Shamanic Brew (IFLScience)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Synthetic cannabis is worse than marijuana in encouraging students to try heroin and ecstasy (Daily Mail)


  • Could the Club Drug Ketamine Treat Depression? (MSN)
  • PCP Smoking Bandit Who Stole $3 Million Of Drake's Jewels Is Going To Jail (All HipHop)
  • Nude man on PCP arrested (KADN)
  • Herndon Cops Chase PCP Enthusiast Through Town: Police (Herndon Patch)



  • How To Make Kratom Extract At Home? (Kratom Guides)
  • American Kratom Association Urges Local Authorities To Stop Unscientific Attacks On Kratom (PR Newswire)
  • How to Quit Using Kratom? (Kratom Guides)
  • The Best Supplements and Medications for Kratom Withdrawal (Kratom Guides)



Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Three Ways Psychedelic Therapy Could Reduce Intimate Partner Violence (Psychedelic Times)
  • Philippine Vice President Slams Duterte's Drug War in a New Video (TIME)
  • Here's How Long Drugs Like Alcohol, Cocaine and LSD Stay in Your System (The Inertia)
  • The Dose Will See You Now: The Astonishing Life-Saving Potential of Psychedelic Therapy in Modern Medicine (Psychedelic Times)
  • In-depth: Psychedelic drugs being researched in Bay Area to treat mental disorders (KRON4)
  • New Federal Sentencing Data Provides a Reminder That the War on Meth Is Alive and Awful (Reason)
  • A psychedelic path (PressReader)

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.