This Week in Psychedelics - 6.26.15

  Image by  Dahtamnay , courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Meanwhile, this week in psychedelics...

Cannabis

  • Inside the NYC cannabis convention (CBS News)
  • Cannabis comes to Salinas in manufacturing form (Kion Right Now)
  • Pot entrepreneurs fill Cannabis Invitational (KOIN.com)
  • Cannabis business gets higher and higher at Cow Palace (SFGate)
  • U.S. Cannabis Expo connects businesses and consumers while industry entrepreneurs share ideas (Fox 21 News)
  • 'The biggest mistake in my life': caught in the cannabis dragnet for Mr Bigs (WA Today)
  • UTech advancing ganja research with 'revolutionary' cannabis testing machine (Jamaica Observer)
  • Government Study Casts Doubt on Legal Definitions of Stoned Driving (Reason)
  • Canada Legalizes Medical Cannabis in All Forms (Cannabis Now Magazine)
  • White House to Let Researchers Study Medical Marijuana for PTSD (Military.com)
  • Marijuana Legalization 2015: Study Finds Cannabis Edibles Pack More (And Less) Punch Than Advertised (International Business Times)
  • Cannabis relieves pain, says government (Swissinfo.ch)
  • Some physicians concerned about cannabis oil use (I3WMAZ)
  • Cannabis oil: Terminally-ill man appeals for drug derivative approval to prolong life (BBC News)

LSD

  • LSD For Breakfast: The Key To A Great Day? (Huffington Post)
  • Beach Boys' Brian Wilson says LSD 'expanded his mind' (Page Six)
  • Work-in-progress 'LSD: The Opera' is powerful musical theatre (LA Times)
  • Behold, the World's First Opera About LSD (VICE)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

MDMA

  • Police and greater Glasgow health chiefs issue MDMA capsule warning (Clydebank Post)
  • OK, let's look into MDMA then (Stuff.co.nz)
  • Drug dealer used emojis to sell MDMA, court told (Daily Mail)
  • Drug welfare groups advise MDMA users to 'crush-dab-wait' (Mixmag)
  • Leo Schep: Ecstasy not the safe party drug advocates claim (The New Zealand Herald)
  • ED doctor: John Key needs to do his homework on MDMA (Stuff.co.nz)
  • Ecstasy users urged to test their own pills by drugs experts (Evening Times)
  • Young women most at risk from ecstasy hospitalization (Mixmag)

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • Study: Ayahuasca Drinkers Have Better Mental Health (Reset.me)

Iboga

Peyote/Mescaline

Synthetic Cannabinoids

  • Chasing the synthetic high: 'Legal' drugs are causing trouble for law enforcement (Las Vegas Sun)

Ketamine/Dissociatives

Opiates

  • Public forum targets youth heroin use (Pal-Item)
  • TPI has expanded its Victorian opium poppy plantings (Stock & Land)
  • Heroin epidemic presents new challenges to law enforcement in Manatee (Bradenton Herald)
  • Heroin addiction endemic in promising sports stars (News.com.au)
  • Heroin is the new crack, says Dauphin County district attorney detective (Lancaster Online)
  • Lethbridge supports plan for opium poppy production facility (Calgary Herald)
  • First-ever comprehensive online system to counter narcotics launches in Afghanistan (UN News Centre)
  • Pure fentanyl sold as heroin causing increase in overdoses (The Roanoke Times)

General Psychedelics

  • MAPS's Zendo Project has an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for psychedelic harm reduction. Please read and consider donating.
  • This Therapist Advocates 'Going Down into the Basement' With Psychedelics (Bedford+Bowery)
  • Sask[atchewan] medical historian sees renewed interest in psychedelic drugs (CBC News)
  • Study: cannabis, pharmaceuticals, MDMA most exchanged goods on deep web (SC Magazine)

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.