This Week in Psychedelics - 4.7.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • The TSA Sent a Mixed Message About Bringing Weed on Planes (ATTN:)
  • California Leaders Want to Block a Fed Move Against Cannabis (Leafly)
  • Trump and Cannabis: Which Way Will the Wind Blow? (Forbes)
  • What Marijuana Legalization in Canada Could Mean for the United States (TIME)
  • The Future of Legal Pot Under Trump: Marijuana Entrepreneurs Speak Out (Reason)
  • West Virginia NORML Makes Final Push For Medical Marijuana Legislation (NORML)
  • HB 185 – North Carolina's Medical Cannabis Bill (2017) (NORML of North Carolina)
  • Hurdles and Hopes in the Development, Production and Distribution of Cannabis (Entrepreneur)
  • Houston Has Decriminalized Marijuana, Reveals Conflicting Attitudes and Budget Priorities of Law Enforcement (NORML)
  • Colorado Governor Concedes Legal Marijuana Hasn't Turned His State Into a Stoner Hellscape (Reason)
  • Diet and the Endocannabinoid System (Reality Sandwich)
  • WATCH: John Oliver Explains The Mayhem That Is U.S. Cannabis Law (Forbes)
  • Could the extraordinary compound in cannabis that helps kids with epilepsy make you feel better? (Los Angeles Times)
  • Oregon's Marijuana Industry Sold 11,000 Lbs. of Pot in 3 Months (TIME)
  • The Dallas Cowboys' Owner Is Right: NFL Should Change its Nonsensical Marijuana Prohibition (Reason)
  • Govs Urge Sessions to Keep Cannabis Legal (Leafly)
  • Hebrew University launches cannabis research center with high aspirations (Jewish Telegraphic Agency)
  • California Could Become The Cannabis Industry's Safe Haven (Forbes)
  • Trudeau's Handling Of The Cannabis Industry Risks Public Safety (The Huffington Post)
  • Cashing in on cannabis: how new freedoms began a green gold rush in the United States (The Telegraph)
  • KC NORML Successfully Decriminalized Marijuana in Kansas City (NORML)
  • What Is Charas Cannabis Concentrate? (Leafly)
  • Oregon State Bar Offers Lawyers a Cannabis Section (Willamette Week)
  • How to Not Smell Like Cannabis After Smoking: 5 Items to Have On-Hand (Leafly)

LSD

  • Scientists show how LSD reduces brain activity related to handling of fear (News-Medical.net)
  • 'The Sunshine Makers' brings good vibrations to Netflix (The Contributor)
  • Inside the doomsday cult where children were given LSD and had hair dyed blonde to be like sinister leader (Mirror)
  • LSD at Lassonde: Microdosing to Enhance Creativity (The Daily Utah Chronicle)
  • Coroner: Man killed by Round Lake officer had LSD in his system (Daily Herald)

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • An addiction specialist reveals what happens to your brain on Ecstasy (Business Insider)
  • Orange police and Lyndon Community's deputy CEO sound warning over Blue Koalas (Central Western Daily)
  • A teenager who 'hated drugs' died after taking ecstasy (Metro)

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • Breaking Down the Brew: Examining the Plants Commonly Used In Ayahuasca (Psychedelic Times)
  • This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation (Business Insider)
  • An Artwork for an Age of Anxiety and Ayahuasca? (The New Yorker)
  • Who is most at risk of psychosis after ingesting ayahuasca or DMT? (PsyPost)

Dissociatives

  • A Dosing Guide for Using Ketamine for Psychedelic Therapy (Psychedelic Times)
  • If ketamine helps treat depression, why can't doctors prescribe it? (The Guardian)
  • Ketamine for Chronic Pain on the Rise (Medscape)
  • Cleveland man high on PCP takes swing at Lakewood night club bouncer, police say (Cleveland.com)
  • PCP Blackout Causes Accident; Leads to Arrest (KSST)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Heroin became 'epidemic' as race of victims changed (NJ.com)
  • When heroin kills, the appeal grows – and policing the drug becomes harder (The Washington Post)
  • Massachusetts Doctors Want a Safe Place for People to Use Illegal Drugs (Reason)
  • Opioids Aren't the Problem and Chris Christie Isn't the Solution (CounterPunch)
  • Does Afghanistan grow more opium poppies than before 2001? (PolitiFact)
  • Heroin Users Are Less Likely to Be Dependent But More Likely to Die (Reason)

Kambô

Kratom

Kava

Khat

  • Scientists say miraa source of crucial human medicines (The Standard)
  • Oman crime: Four arrested for smuggling Khat (Times of Oman)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Breaking Convention 2017: Europe's largest psychedelic conference returns (Psychedelic Press UK)
  • How Will We Train the Next Generation of Psychedelic Researchers and Therapists? (Psychedelic Times)
  • Tripping out: the highs and lows of psychedelic therapy (Marie Claire)
  • What can we learn from China's long history of fighting illicit drugs? (Rappler)
  • This Senator's Claims About Flavored Drugs Is Dangerous (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.