This Week in Psychedelics - 3.2.18

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • Maine: Lawmakers Push To Rewrite 2016 Voter-Approved Marijuana Law (NORML)
  • UK Parliament Members Blame Own Party for Blocking Medical Cannabis Vote (Leafly)
  • Acclaimed Illustrator Reveals the Secrets of Great Cannabis Packaging (Leafly)
  • Marijuana man makes $1 million a year running a 'bud and breakfast' hotel (The Sun)
  • Tech behind cryptocurrency unites with cannabis (New York Post)
  • This UK Cafe Is Selling Cannabis-Infused Treats (High Times)
  • In Hollywood, Cannabis Is Part of the Creative Process (Leafly)
  • Why It's So Hard to Dose Weed (Wired)
  • Colorado Is Finally Getting Its First Cannabis Club (Forbes)
  • Missouri: Medical Marijuana Initiative Effort Reaches Signature Milestone (NORML)
  • Ex-FBI official hoping to blaze a path to Congress as 'cannabis candidate' (CNN)
  • Racial Disparities Persist Among NYC Marijuana Possession Arrestees (NORML)
  • Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana's Schedule I Prohibited Status (NORML)
  • Most UK cannabis 'super strength skunk' (BBC)
  • Cannabis Access Consistently Linked With Lower Opioid Use: Studies (NORML)
  • Will Hawaiians Who Use Medical Pot Lose Their Right to Own a Gun? (Reason)
  • Anti-Pot Group Releases Scathing Report Card on Commercial Cannabis (Westword)
  • Tribes Cut out of California Cannabis Market Might Grow Their Own (Leafly)
  • Legal Cannabis Industry Poised For Big Growth, In North America And Around The World (Forbes)
  • Cannabis 101: The science behind your high (The Weekender)
  • Ebony Costain Is Changing The Way You Buy Cannabis (Forbes)
  • What We Can Learn from the Man Who Ate Cannabis and Had a Meltdown High Above the Pacific Ocean (The Stranger)
  • Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. Cronos Group (The Motley Fool)
  • Molson Coors 13F: Legalized Marijuana May Hurt Our Beer Sales (Investopedia)

LSD

  • LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented 'Harmonic' Reorganization of Brain (Inverse)
  • The Beckley Foundation Intends To Study Links Between Microdosing LSD And Creativity (Forbes)
  • Prof. David Nutt: 'It's irrational to deny people access to LSD' (Radio New Zealand)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Study: Mushrooms became hallucinogenic to keep away insects (UPI)

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • Using MDMA to Treat Eating Disorders (Psychedelic Times)
  • Ecstasy, party drug of '90s, makes a roaring comeback (Clarion Ledger)
  • Assumed dodgy ecstasy batch reason thirteen people hospitalised in Christchurch (Newshub)
  • MDMA warning after six children taken to hospital in Scotland (The Independent)
  • Model died after 'overdosing on MDMA and ketamine' at music festival (Metro)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • Federal lawsuit forces Oklahoma City airport security to modify their handling of Native American objects (NewsOK)
  • A Peyote Tipi Ceremony with Puyallup Tribal Leader Ramona Bennett (The Stranger)

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • How the Shamanic Medicine Iboga can Resolve and Heal Childhood Trauma (Reality Sandwich)
  • Maryland Lawmakers Consider Using Ibogaine To Treat Addiction (CBS Baltimore)

Dissociatives

  • Additional Review of Ketamine as Fast Acting Antidepressant is Promising (PsychCentral)
  • Ketamine Now Being Used in Los Angeles clinic to treat Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) (PRWeb)
  • Hartford Police: Man Set Fire To House After Family Confronted Him About PCP Use (Hartford Courant)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Inside the secret lives of functioning heroin addicts (CNN)
  • How America Can Win the Drug War in Afghanistan (The National Interest)

Kratom

  • FDA oversees destruction and recall of kratom products (The National Law Review)
  • Kratom, Marijuana Can Help People Kick Opiates, Addiction Expert Says (Westword)
  • Kratom Likely Source For Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak, CDC Says (The Fix)
  • Why Kratom Shouldn't Be Swept Up in the Opioid Crackdown (The Crime Report)
  • FDA raises death count from kratom, a natural opioid (CBS News)

Kava

  • Kava Kava: An Ancient Herb For Stress And Anxiety (Reports Healthcare)
  • Alternative to alcohol: Michigan's first Kava Bar in Grand Rapids (The Rapidian)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • President Trump Suggests Executing Drug Dealers (TIME)
  • Getting High with the Most High: Drugs in the Bible (Ancient Origins)
  • Bitcoin Mega-Philanthropist 'Pineapple' Talks About Psychedelic Research (Forbes)
  • Neuroendocrine Associations Underlying the Persistent Therapeutic Effects of Classic Serotonergic Psychedelics (Frontiers)
  • The Untapped Potential of Psychedelics in Mental Health Treatment (Conatus News)
  • A Single Psychedelic Drug Trip Can Change Your Personality for Years (Live Science)
  • Are psychedelic drugs about to become the new prozac? (Well+Good)
  • Long-Term Effects Of Psychotropic Drugs Are 'Cloaked In Mystery' (NPR)
  • Cocaine, LSD and Ketamine: They Reveal Drug Network in the US Navy (Maritime Herald)

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.