This Week in Psychedelics - 6.12.15

Image by  Dahtamnay , courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Meanwhile, this week in psychedelics:

  • John Cusack on Psychedelic Drugs: 'I Did Do Acid and Mushrooms' (CelebStoner)
  • Almost 20 kilos of ketamine seized by gardai in biggest ever haul of its kind (Irish Mirror)
  • New substances added to prohibited drug list (GulfNews)
  • Beach Boy's [sic] Brian Wilson talks past LSD use and hallucinogens (Examiner)
  • Boy high on ketamine thinks his cast is the most amazing thing ever (
  • Dark web drug shopping: Fewer risks take users online to buy weed, LSD, and MDMA (International Business Times)
  • The Psychoactive Substances Bill: An opportunity or threat for research? (The Guardian)
  • Chris Christie Declares War On Drugs A 'Failure,' But Still Doesn't Think Recreational Pot Should Be Legal (Huffington Post)
  • Study Finds Europeans Love to Get High — And Their Drugs Are Stronger and Purer Than Ever (VICE News)
  • REVEALED: How ancient Philistines got WASTED on on LSD-like drugs 3,000 years ago (
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Dock Ellis' LSD-induced no hitter 45 years later (isportsweb)
  • Hundreds Of People To Inhale Nitrous Oxide Outside Parliament In Protest At New Drug Law (BuzzFeed News)
  • Why ketamine is such a powerful antidepressant (International Business Times)
  • Army doctor who trained U.S. troops suspended for macabre, ketamine-assisted sexual experiments (Boing Boing)
  • Tour America's First All-Inclusive Marijuana Ranch Resort (Curbed Ski)
  • Charges against Garden City mother enflame cannabis community (The Garden City Telegram)
  • Cannabis Is Not Causing California's Drought (
  • Third Eye Sees All: Dr. Ben Sessa On Psychedelic Drugs (The Quietus)
  • How MDMA Could Piece Back Together Lives Shattered in Iraq (
  • Global Drug Survey Releases Findings For 2015 (Your EDM)
  • DMT: The Drug In All of Us (News 24)
  • Cannabis church puts down root, seeds in new home (USA Today)
  • Bay Area lawyers launch Cannabis Bar Association (Mercury News)
  • Desperate Parents Of Autistic Children Trying Cannabis Despite Lack Of Studies (Forbes)
  • Ketamine is actually an anti-depressant (
  • Aldous Huxley's wife wrote this letter about injecting him with LSD right before he died (Plaid Letter)
  • MDMA: A Prescription for the Police? (SmartDrugSmarts)
  • Chelsea Handler Is Going To Do Hallucinogenic Drugs For Her Netflix Series (Vulture)
  • How Psilocybin Improves Your Brain (

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.