This Week in Psychedelics - 6.10.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • Marijuana Legislation 2016: Up To 12 States Could Vote On Cannabis This November (Inquisitr)
  • As Fear and Intolerance Of Marijuana Declined, So Did Adolescent Use (Forbes)
  • Cabinet vote on decriminalizing cannabis delayed a week (The Times of Israel)
  • South Florida man creates company, car made of cannabis hemp (Local 10)
  • Poll: Majority Of Americans Say Make Marijuana Legal (NORML)
  • The Truth About Marijuana and Addiction (ATTN:)
  • Women Are Growing a More Diverse Cannabis Industry (ELLE)
  • Killer Pot? An Analysis Of The Cannabis Wrongful Death Suit In Colorado (Above The Law)
  • Canada: Rising Popularity Of Medical Cannabis Among Veterans Associated With Declining Opioid Use (NORML)
  • Survey: Pediatric Oncology Providers Favor Cannabis For Pediatric Treatment (NORML)
  • How Tommy Chong Became a Marijuana Legalization Advocate (ATTN:)
  • Cannabis Companies Under the Influencers For Advertising (Forbes)
  • Los Angeles restaurant unveils CANNABIS cocktails... and you don't need a medical marijuana card to indulge (Daily Mail)
  • Here's How Marijuana Affects Your Memory (ATTN:)
  • Study Finds Long-term Cannabis Smoking Causes Gum Disease, No Other Health Risks (Inquisitr)


  • Researcher explorers America's longest running LSD experiment (UCalgary News)


  • Denting The Ecstasy Myth: Doctors Weigh In After Deaths (Electronic Beats)
  • 'Stay safe, have fun': Final message from mum of tragic woman, 22, who died after 'taking  MDMA at nightclub' (The Sun)


  • Ayahuasca's Power Comes From the One-Two Punch of Anti-Depressants and DMT (Inverse)
  • Peru's ayahuasca industry booms as westerners search for alternative healing (The Guardian)
  • Legal Support for Psychedelics: ICEERS Founder Benjamin De Loenen Discusses the Ayahuasca Legal Defense Fund (Psychedelic Times)
  • We Asked a Veteran Peruvian Ayahuasca Shaman About Dumb Tourists (VICE)


  • 'Deadliest Catch' Update: Elliott Neese hints return in Season 13, undergoes Ibogaine treatment (Sportsrageous)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • How 'Spice' is Causing Health Emergencies (TIME)
  • Rye Hunt took powerful psychedelic drug NBOMe before he disappeared, family believes (ABC Online)
  • Son beat mother to death 'believing she was a witch' after taking legal high (Mirror)


  • Ketamine's Effects on Depression Captures Global Media Attention (Newswire)
  • Watch Erick Morillo open up on his addiction to Ketamine (Stoney Roads)
  • Naked UGA student dives into garbage truck hopper, PCP impairment suspected (Athens Banner-Herald)
  • Defendant in PCP-possession case carries folding knife into court hearing (The Washington Post)
  • Man high on PCP during fatal hit & run sentenced (KMTV)


  • Prince's Death Highlights a Debate Within the Drug Treatment Community (ATTN:)
  • Why the Inventor of the Antidote Naloxone Lost His Stepson to Heroin (Newsweek)
  • The Truth Behind the Opioid Addiction Epidemic (ATTN:)
  • Fentanyl, The Drug That Killed Prince, Is 100 Times Stronger Than Heroin (SELF)
  • Are Opioids the Next Antidepressant? (The New York Times)




  • Cocktails and Kava - how some New York diplomacy bought Key to Fiji strongman's table (


  • Somalia Agrees to Hold On Khat Ban for the Exchange of Direct Flights and Respect for Refugees (All Africa)
  • Yemeni Officials Ban Popular Narcotic (Vocativ)
  • Police confiscate khat leaf (Viet Nam News)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • The Secrets Inside 1960s Editions of the US Government's Private Drugs Newsletter (VICE)
  • Can meditation and psychedelics have the same benefits for your mind? (CNN)
  • What drugs are on the rise in Britain? (The Guardian)
  • DEA Tweet Highlights a Struggle Within the Drug Policy Community (ATTN:)
  • London Is Officially the Cocaine Capital of Europe, but There's Just One Problem (Disinfo)
  • Bay State Officials Want To Emulate the Drug War to Collect Cigarette Taxes (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 (and other psychoactives) are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.