This Week in Psychedelics - 6.19.15

Image by  Dahtamnay , courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Meanwhile, this week in psychedelics...


  • Big Government-Supported Study Finds No Evidence That Medical Marijuana Laws Encourage Teenagers to Smoke Pot (Reason)
  • Patient use of cannabis-based oils a new issue in recent Memorial Hospital changes (The Gazette)
  • Canada's Supreme Court Outrages Bureaucrat by Letting Patients Have Their Cannabis and Eat It Too (Reason)
  • Canada Just Legalized Cannabis Oils and Edibles (Leafly)
  • NSW $12m medicinal cannabis research centre to 'lead the world' (The Guardian)
  • Cannabis Oil Stopped This Child's Constant Seizures - Thanks To New Ruling, It's No Longer Illegal (The Inquisitr)
  • No guidance from state as cannabis oil law takes effect (The Tennessean)
  • Snoop Dogg's Cannabis-Focused Venture Capital Fund Is Called Casa Verde Capital (Forbes)
  • The First Church of Cannabis: New religious group preaches the healing powers of pot (
  • LA's Reigning Queen of Cannabis is a Pot 'Doctor' to the Stars (Jewish Daily Forward)
  • At pot raid, cops allegedly ate edibles, threatened disabled staff (The Cannabist)
  • Historic Senate Vote Tells DEA to Butt Out of Medical Marijuana States (Alternet)
  • Nothin Medicinal about Marijuana (Unless it is 100% Organic) (Cannibad)
  • Why We Still Don't Know Marijuana's Full Potential (Business Cheatsheet)
  • Medical marijuana legal in all forms, [Canadian] Supreme Court rules (
  • Even in Colorado Medical Marijuana Can Still Get You Fired (Time)
  • Cannabis May Cure Celiac Disease (
  • At Cannabis Trade Show, Vendors Tread a Careful Line (NY Times)
  • Cannabis WON'T harm your health as long as you stick to one small joint a week, scientists claim (Daily Mail)
  • Gov. Markell Signs Delaware Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Into Law (Marijuana Policy Project)


  • LSD, needle discovered during St. John's provincial court security screen (
  • Here's a video of soldiers trying to march after getting stoned on LSD (We Are The Mighty)
  • Should You Be Eating LSD for Breakfast? (Munchies.VICE)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • We Asked Some Balinese Shroom Dealers How They Stay Out Of Jail (VICE News)
  • Psilocybin Is A True Teacher Plant If The Student Is Ready (
  • Scientists helped smokers quit by giving them doses of a drug found in magic mushrooms (Quartz)


  • Woman Celebrating 19th Birthday Dies After Taking Molly at D.C. Music Venue, Police Say (NBC Washington)
  • Doctor: Legalisation of pure MDMA should be considered (The New Zealand Herald)
  • [New Zealand Prime Minister] John Key unconvinced by emergency doctor's call to legalise MDMA (The Dominion)
  • From street drug to salvation? Early research suggests therapeutic benefits of party drug ecstasy (


  • Yage Tourism: Vomiting and Visions in Colombia, Then Peace (Los Angeles Times)
  • Lindsay Lohan reveals ayahuasca 'changed her life' as she speaks out for first time after completing probation (
  • Is 'ayahuasca' Lindsay Lohan's new stress buster? (Financial Express)



Synthetic Cannabinoids

  • Increase in poisoning reveals dangers of 'synthetic marijuana,' CDC says (Los Angeles Times)
  • D.C. to Target Drug Suppliers, Synthetic Drugs (NBC Washington)


  • Package of ketamine from Cameroon leads to Saskatoon man's arrest (

General Psychedelics

  • One Hell of A Party: Pot, hash, ecstasy, molly, ice and cocaine seized in Yau Ma Tei (Coconuts Hong Kong)
  • Connecting to the world through psychedelic drugs (New Internationalist)
  • Could psychedelic drugs make smokers quit? (BBC)
  • Microdosing: A New, Low-Key Way to Use Psychedelics (Alternet)

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.