This Week in Psychedelics - 5.13.16

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  • State Department Says DEA Is Wrong on Marijuana Monopoly (
  • This car is made out of cannabis hemp (New York Post)
  • Britons want cannabis to be legalised - change is inevitable, says ex-minister (The Guardian)
  • Study Questions Laws Against Driving While on Marijuana (TIME)
  • Colombians Rally for Cannabis Reform (Merry Jane)
  • Gary Johnson's Cannabis Consumption Is Irrelevant To His Presidential Fitness (Forbes)
  • Vacant California prison could be turned into cannabis production site (SFGate)
  • CBS News Caught Blatantly Distorting Cannabis Study, Says Legal Pot Doubles Fatal Car Crashes (MintPress News)
  • At 2016 NYC Cannabis Parade, a push for legalizing pot (Crain's New York Business)
  • Group marches to Arch advocating legal cannabis use (Fox 2 Now)
  • Parents seek cannabis oil to treat kids (WRBL)
  • Poll: Swing State Voters Favor Marijuana Legalization (NORML)
  • Chatbot can answer all of your cannabis questions (ReadWrite)
  • First Lawsuit of Its Kind Blames Marijuana for Murder (Reason)
  • Talking With Teenagers About Marijuana (The New York Times)
  • The Absurd Reason This Student Was Suspended Over Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Cannabis Saved My Life—Myoclonic-Astatic Epilepsy (
  • Pot Matters: Cannabis and Veterinary Medicine (High Times)
  • There's a Major Problem Marijuana Legalization Has yet to Address (ATTN:)
  • High hopes riding on 'Cannabis Car' (The Sacramento Bee)
  • The 5 Best Marijuana Strains for Arthritis (ATTN:)
  • Chef Chris Sayegh Is Ready To Serve You Cannabis Cuisine (Inquisitr)
  • Fake money and fake weed (Boing Boing)
  • Rise in children as young as 10 selling cannabis: Number convicted at highest level in a decade (Daily Mail)


  • How the 'Acid King' Won a Lawsuit Against the US Government (VICE)
  • How LSD Breaks Down Your Reality Tunnels and the Science Behind Psychedelic Ego Death (Psychedelic Times)
  • The Link Between LSD and Music (TrendinTech)
  • I Was the Haçienda's Resident Acid Dealer (THUMP)
  • Naked teenager roamed Ellesmore Port high on LSD (The Chester Chronicle)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Two People Accused in Psychedelic Mushroom Growing Operation (WDAY)


  • Federal Approval Brings MDMA From Club to Clinic (Silicon Valley's Metro)
  • Deadly 'LEGO' ecstasy pills warning as two women rushed to hospital (Daily Star)
  • Two men arrested after cops seized £5million worth of ecstasy 'Super Pills' just days after teen died (The Sun)


  • Ayahuasca Tourism Is Ripping Off Indigenous Amazonians (VICE)
  • Mineral 'Church' Seeks Exemption From DEA, County Approval (Centralia Chronicle)
  • How I Overcame Anxiety And Found Spiritual Fulfillment Through Ayahuasca (
  • Sheriff: Ashland couple arrested for DMT drug lab in California (KTVL)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • URI Student Caught with LSD, Shrooms, DMT, Mescaline and More, Police Say (Patch)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals


  • Is Special K the Anti-Depressant We've Waited For? (The Daily Beast)
  • Ketamine and Depression: A Breakthrough? (Discover)
  • Why Won't the UK Legalise Ketamine As an Anti-Depressant? (VICE)
  • APD: Woman arrested in South Austin for DWI with child in car was high on PCP (KEYE TV)
  • South Windsor man gets 10 years for PCP-fueled stabbings (WTNH)
  • Police Taser knife-wielding man high on PCP (The Hour)


  • Purdue Pharmaceuticals Misled Doctors about Its Bestselling Painkiller (ATTN:)
  • Push continues for legal poppy farming (Mexico News Daily)
  • Opioid Addicts Are Abusing This Common Over-The-Counter Medication (ATTN:)
  • Prince's Death Highlights Problems With Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone (Tech Times)
  • Where Will Opioid Panic Lead? How About Regulating Your Access to Diarrhea Medication? (Reason)
  • White House Drug Czar Pushes For More Spending on 'Access' to Opioid Addiction Treatment (Reason)


  • The Brits Using Amazonian Frog Poison to Fight Depression and Alcohol Abuse (VICE)




  • Oman crime: 2,000 packets of Khat seized in Dhofar (Times of Oman)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Scientific research using psychedelic drugs is surging overseas - why not here? (The Age)
  • Researchers develop a drug-sniffing car that can pinpoint your stash (Engadget)
  • Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Moved to Prison Near U.S. Border (TIME)
  • How Tylenol Could Influence Your Personality (ATTN:)
  • Morning Glory Seeds From Home Depot Are a Good Proxy for LSD (Until You Vomit) (Inverse)
  • Why I Came Out Of the Psychedelic Closet (Reality Sandwich)
  • Newsbeat analyses Newcastle University's DIY drug testing kits in a laboratory (BBC)
  • Opinion: A Sober Look at Psychedelic Research (Albi)
  • Michelle Rodriguez Coped With Paul Walker's Death With Psychedelics And Fast Cars (Inquisitr)

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 (and other psychoactives) are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.