This Week in Psychedelics - 4.28.17

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  • Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Linked To Lower Medicaid Costs (NORML)
  • The DEA Made a False Claim About Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Step Inside The Technicolor World Of The International Church Of Cannabis (The Huffington Post)
  • Iowa Legislature approves last-minute expansion of medical cannabis oil program (The Des Moines Register)
  • Marijuana Friendly Campground in Oregon Opens (Oregon Cannabis Connection)
  • Will Online Sales Kill the Cannabis Dispensary? (Leafly)
  • Justin Trudeau Is Getting Called out Over His Marijuana Legalization Plan (ATTN:)
  • Californian 'weed nuns' on a mission to heal the sick with cannabis – but say they are 'against religion' (The Sun)
  • The National District Attorneys Association Is Lying About Marijuana (NORML)
  • Chicago Law Firms Cultivate New Cannabis-Specific Practices (WJBD)
  • Pennsylvania Marijuana Activists Continue to Push the Issue (NORML)
  • Part 1, What Is AirBnb's Cannabis Policy? (Leafly)
  • This Landmark Cannabis Bill Is Great News for Marijuana Stocks (Motley Fool)
  • Colorado Cannabis Industry Sets Sales Records in Early '17 (Leafly)
  • Cannabis workers, once facing legal peril, get the California seal of approval (Los Angeles Times)
  • Is Vaping Safe? The Difference Between Vaping vs. Smoking Cannabis (Leafly)
  • Georgia lawmaker deals cannabis oil in shadows of the law (ABC News)
  • Does 'The World's First Cannabis Antidote' Actually Work? (Leafly)
  • One acre greenhouse being prepped to grow medical cannabis in Maryland (FOX News)
  • No Child's Play For Cannabis Containers (SF Weekly)
  • The Fate of Victoria's First Legal Cannabis Crop (Leafly)
  • Here's the truth about whether cannabis causes psychosis – and what you can do to minimize your risk of harm (The Independent)
  • Cannabis and the Resistance (The Source Weekly)


  • The Man who Turned On the World: Nick Sand, Orange Sunshine LSD chemist, Dies at 75 (Reality Sandwich)
  • 400 People Microdosed LSD for a Month in the Name of Science (Motherboard)
  • LSD microdoses make people feel sharper, and scientists want to know how (The Verge)
  • Why LSD Trips Last Forever, What Happens When You Inject Psilocybin (Reason)
  • Weird Science: Can LSD push your brain 'higher'? (New Zealand Herald)
  • Boys, aged 15 and 16, in hospital 'after taking LSD' (STV News)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Magic Mushrooms And Other Psychedelic Drugs Really Do Seem To Elevate The Consciousness, New Study Claims (Inquisitr)


  • MDMA May Soon Be FDA-Approved To Treat PTSD, Thanks To Dr. Bronner (Noiseporn)
  • Artist sells designer ecstasy tablets for £1000 a pop WITHOUT breaking the law (Daily Star)
  • Ecstasy Could Help Adults With Autism Cope (Discover Magazine)
  • The Couples That Take MDMA Together To Stay Together (Refinery29)
  • MDMA in the UK is the "strongest available in two decades" (Mixmag)


  • Meditation & The Psychedelic Drug Ayahuasca Appear To Change The Brain In Similar Ways (Collective Evolution)
  • Ayahuasca Retreats: Pseudo Shamanism Or The Spiritual Enlightenment We All Need? (The Debrief)
  • Understanding Ayahuasca: Discussing Pitfalls and Therapeutic Potential with Dr. Rachel Harris (Psychedelic Times)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals



  • US Offers to Fund Mexico's Efforts to Eradicate Opium Poppies (The Wire)
  • NY Senate OKs Package of Bills Aimed at Opioid, Heroin Use (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Painkillers to Heroin, New Film Shows It Can 'Happen to Anybody' (NBC News)
  • Voters should decide fate of heroin injection drug site, says Bothell lawmaker (KVI)
  • GOP Lawmaker: U.S. Won't Spray Opium in Afghanistan Because Crops 'Might Be Too Close to a Mosque (Breitbart)


  • Social media group supporting kratom reaches over 100K followers (PR Newswire)


Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Psychedelic Science 2017 Conference: Leafly Reports From the Front Lines (Leafly)
  • Psychedelic Drugs May Give Users A 'Heightened State Of Consciousness', Says Study (Civilized)
  • Can Psychedelic Drugs Induced Higher Levels Of Consciousness Lead To Spiritual Awakening (The Science Times)
  • Psychedelic drugs may be used to treat depression (KelownaNow)
  • British Columbia researchers want to use psychedelics to treat addiction (MetroNews Canada)
  • 'The Wall Will Stop the Drugs,' Trump Promises. No, It Won't. (Reason)
  • These Ads Expose the Failure of the Drug War (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.