This Week in Psychedelics - 3.24.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • What Would A Federal Marijuana Crackdown Look Like? (NORML)
  • Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report (NORML)
  • People Are Calling Justin Trudeau a Hypocrite Over Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • World's first marijuana gym is in (where else?) California (USA Today)
  • Why medicinal cannabis is a slow growing business in Colombia (The City Paper Bogota)
  • How Does Cannabis Interact With Other Drugs? (Leafly)
  • Legislature Considering Indiana's First Medicinal Cannabis Laws (WVIK)
  • Startups downplay tobacco as they talk up cannabis (TechCrunch)
  • How to Assess THC and CBD Levels in Cannabis Strains and Products (Leafly)
  • Mother hopes child is picked for cannabis oil trials (The Clarion-Ledger)
  • Orlando Bloom, Sharon Stone, and More Celebrate Luxury Cannabis Brand Launch (Vanity Fair)
  • The Curious Trend of Celebrities Quitting Cannabis (Leafly)
  • Oregon Issues Another Marijuana Recall for Pesticides (Oregon Cannabis Connection)
  • For many seniors, medical cannabis is more threat than remedy (San Francisco Chronicle)

LSD

  • Father John Misty Was on LSD During This Interview (Rolling Stone)
  • In 1967, LSD was briefly labeled a breaker of chromosomes (Science News)
  • Santa Monica High School freshman dies after falling from apartment building while on LSD (Los Angeles Times)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • ACSO: Utah man busted with hallucinogenic mushrooms, pot, sword (KTVB)

MDMA/Ecstasy

Ayahuasca/DMT

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • Pro-Marijuana Alabama Church Promotes Psychoactive Drugs as Medicine (Merry Jane)

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • Bahamas Treatment Center Uses "Clinical Ibogaine"for Addiction Therapy (EIN News)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • WA parents raise awareness of synthetic drug dangers after death of sons (Perth Now)

Dissociatives

  • American Psychiatric Association Says Ketamine Can Treat Depression, But Don't Expect the FDA to Approve It (Reason)
  • Mount Sinai researchers review progress made in using ketamine and other therapies to treat depression (News-Medical.net)
  • Workplace Depression Could Be Reduced Thanks To Restore Ketamine Infusion. A New Treatment for Depression (Digital Journal)
  • The dangerous club drug becoming more popular (New Zealand Herald)
  • Stratford Man - Allegedly High On PCP - Assaults Elderly Man, Store Clerk in Westport: Cops (Westport Patch)
  • PCP-Carrying Man Hits Hoboken Cop In Face: Police (Hoboken Patch)
  • Woman likely on PCP in crash that killed firefighter, report says (LeHigh Valley Five)
  • Cameron man arrested with PCP, pistol (Temple Daily Telegram)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Afghan Opium Production Has Flourished Under U.S. Occupation (Inquisitr)
  • From opium to fentanyl: How did we get here? (The Province)
  • Campaign heats up to make heroin-overdose reversal drug available everywhere (Yahoo! News)
  • Survey: Naloxone Successful at Reversing Overdoses in Most Cases (Pharmacy Times)
  • Positive Real-World Data for Naloxone Nasal Spray (MedPage Today)
  • Study: Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone to all patients who meet evidence-based criteria (EurekAlert!)
  • Open borders, government crackdown on pills causing heroin epidemic – but Trump has plan to solve it (The Blaze)
  • Parrots high on drugs are raiding farmers' poppy fields to get their opium fix (Daily Mail)

Kambô

Kratom

Kava

Khat

  • Nearly three tonnes of Cathinone-contained Khat leaves seized in Hai Phong port (VietNamNet Bridge)
  • Two arrested for bid to smuggle Khat into Oman (Times of Oman)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Congress Wants To Drug Test People Applying for Unemployment (ATTN:)
  • Psychedelic Comedy and Radical Honesty: Interview with Comedian and Podcaster Duncan Trussell (Psychedelic Times)
  • Psychedelics: The Next Revolution In Psychiatry? (Wisconsin Public Radio)
  • This Catapult Exposes a Hole in the President's Proposed Border Wall (ATTN:)
  • Why coca leaf, not coffee, may always be Colombia's favourite cash crop (The Conversation)
  • With 'A Good Trip', Shane Mauss finds the intersection of comedy and psychedelics (The Daily Dot)
  • Jeff Sessions' Terrible Truth About Drugs Is a Lie (Reason)

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.