This Week in Psychedelics - 4.14.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • Uruguay government legalises sale of recreational cannabis in pharmacies (The Independent)
  • Justin Trudeau Introduces Bill to Legalize Marijuana in Canada (TIME)
  • West Virginia: Lawmakers Approve Amended Medical Marijuana Measure (NORML)
  • Arizona: Appellate Court Strikes Down Law Banning Medical Marijuana On Campus (NORML)
  • How to Change a State Cannabis Law (Leafly)
  • Anti-pot group faces campaign finance violations from its work opposing marijuana legalization in California (Los Angeles Times)
  • The Holy Land of Medical Marijuana (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 'Church of Cannabis' will open on 4/20 – of course (New York Post)
  • Colorado Backs Off Plans for Cannabis Clubs (Leafly)
  • Cannabis Coupled With Virtual Reality Creates Elevated Gaming Experience (LA Weekly)
  • How to Invest in Canadian Cannabis Stocks (New Cannabis Ventures)
  • Women cannabis execs share industry's success tips (Silicon Valley)
  • A Guide to Growing Autoflowering Cannabis Seeds (Leafly)
  • Cannabis Industry Attracts More Mainstream Investors as Business Grows (Variety)
  • Part 3, Cannabis Detox Symptoms and Remedies (Leafly)
  • New Mexico: Governor Vetoes Bill To Expand State's Medical Cannabis Program (NORML)
  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Australia's Cannabis Boom (Leafly)
  • Last standing former Cannabis Culture dispensary set to close doors (CTV News)
  • The Conservative Schism on Legalizing Pot (Reason)
  • Denver Man Who Claimed Marijuana Made Him Kill His Wife Gets 30 Years (Reason)

LSD

  • Microdosing: The people taking LSD with their breakfast (BBC)
  • LSD could be used to tackle mental illness (Swiss Info)
  • Bicycle Day: The accidental discovery of LSD (Cosmos)
  • A Brief History Of Acid And The Grateful Dead Ahead Of Bureau Of Sabotage's Bicycle Day Performance (Live for Live Music)
  • Boost Mood, Foster Creativity, And Ease Anxiety With LSD? Update On Popular 'Microdosing' Trend (Medical Daily)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Naked man high on psychedelic mushrooms charged with assault at campground (Penn Live)
  • Mushroom Men Peddle Hallucinogens Right in Front of Law: Cops (Joliet Patch)

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • Ecstasy Could be Made Legal Within Next 5 Years (TrendinTech)
  • People on ecstasy feel loved-up because MDMA boosts trust (New Scientist)
  • MDMA users are being sold 'flakka' drug which makes people have sex with trees (Metro)
  • Safety alert issued after woman dies of suspected MDMA overdose (Inside Toronto)

Ayahuasca/DMT

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • Ibogaine treatment outcomes for opioid dependence from a twelve-month follow-up observational study (Figshare)

Morning Glory Seeds

  • Know your alien invasive plant: Morning Glory (Highway Mail)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • The spice epidemic shows why we should legalise herbal cannabis (New Statesman)

Dissociatives

  • The Scientific Evidence for Using Ketamine to Treat Acute and Chronic Depression (Psychedelic Times)
  • Naked Harrisburg man on PCP tased after threatening officer: Police (Penn Live)
  • Md. man swerves in front of officer, arrested for DUI and possession of PCP (WJLA)
  • Hughesville Man Arrested for Driving While High on PCP and Possession of Drugs (Southern Maryland News Net)
  • Bryan police: Woman on porch found with a large amount of PCP (The Eagle)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Florida Sheriff's Militarized Warning to Heroin Dealers Is Tone Deaf, Say Drug Policy Experts (NBC News)
  • Mexico has enlisted the US military in its war on heroin (Business Insider)
  • Prescription opioids a leading pathway to heroin (News and Tribune)
  • Colleges can get free doses of naloxone for students overdosing on heroin and other opioids (The Washington Post)
  • Study suggests pharmacies should push naloxone for opioid addicts (The Milford Daily News)
  • Naloxone Now Available In Over 200 Cities and Towns In Ontario (Government of Ontario News)
  • Mexico Finds Indoor Opium Poppy 'Grow House' (U.S. News & World Report)
  • NM to require officers to carry naloxone (EMS1.com)
  • State parks in Berks among those to carry naloxone (WFMZ)
  • Feature: Continued militancy, poverty push Afghan farmers to grow poppy (Xinhua)
  • NYPD touts save of overdose victim using naloxone (SI Live)
  • How the Opioid Epidemic has Impacted Grandparents (ATTN:)

Kratom

Kava

  • Kava For Kratom Withdrawal—Does It Really Work? (Kratom Guides)

Khat

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • How Jeff Sessions wants to bring back the war on drugs (The Washington Post)
  • Why Decriminalization Is the Harm Reduction Tactic We Need to Treat Society's Drug Problem (Psychedelic Times)
  • Music festivals need more focus on safety, less on security (The Pitt News)
  • Drug Smugglers Have Already Beaten Trump's Wall (Reason)
  • Trump Expected to Nominate Former Prosecutor Tom Marino For Drug Czar (Reason)
  • Filming Has Begun for a Miniseries Based on Jailed Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' (TIME)
  • How Trump's 'Drug Czar' Pick Wants To Tackle Addiction (ATTN:)

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.