This Week in Psychedelics - 6.9.17

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • Former British Police Chief: It's Time for the U.K. to Legalize Pot (TIME)
  • Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia (Medical News Today)
  • Detroit Cracks Down Hard On Medical Marijuana (Reason)
  • Mum claims cannabis has stopped her 12-year-old daughter's life-threatening seizures which left her in coma (The Sun)
  • What a regulated UK cannabis market might mean for business (The Independent)
  • Review Identifies 140 Controlled Clinical Trials Related to Cannabis (NORML)
  • Nevada Lawmakers Set Cannabis Tax: 10% Retail, 15% Wholesale (Leafly)
  • A California Plan To Save Millions On Cannabis Regulation Is Getting Props Worldwide (Forbes)
  • Dealing With Breast Cancer: How Cannabis Can Help Patients Cope (Leafly)
  • Oregon Economist Projects Cannabis Sales to Rival Colorado's, But Admits the Forecast is "Highly Uncertain" (Willamette Week)
  • New York Lawmakers to Renew Push for Cannabis Legalization (Leafly)
  • The Science-y Reasons Why Some People Can't Handle Their Weed (Disinfo)
  • How Many of These DEA 'Cannabis Slang' Terms Do You Know? (Leafly)
  • You Can Now Buy Marijuana-Infused Pizza (TIME)
  • Massachusetts Tobacco Wholesalers Want a Piece of the Cannabis Pie (Leafly)
  • 7 Prince Songs That Reference Cannabis (Leafly)
  • High Times Cannabis Cup gives Wine County different weekend buzz (SFGate)
  • Data Dive: Cannabis Extract Sales Skyrocketing (Leafly)
  • Michigan Police May Get $8.8M to Increase Cannabis Enforcement (Leafly)
  • 5 Questions To Ask Before Attending a Cannabis Food Tasting (LA Weekly)
  • HelloMD raises $1M to connect customers with medical cannabis via telemedicine (MobiHealthNews)
  • Proof cannabis DOES lead teenagers to harder drugs: Study finds users are 26 times more likely to turn to other substances by the age of 21 (Daily Mail)

LSD

  • Cary Grant dropped acid 100 times to get over his mommy issues (New York Post)
  • Why I cancelled my scheduled LSD trip (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • WATCH: Paul McCartney talks about LSD use: Lennon was 'miffed' because HE used drugs first (Express)
  • Man, allegedly on LSD, arrested after running naked and bleeding into west Toledo road (KFVS)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • New Psilocybin Review: It's Safe, Highly Effective and Begs Further Study (Psychedelic Times)
  • 9 Millionth Study Confirms that Psilocybin is the Safest Recreational Drug (Disinfo)

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • Victoria pharmacy finds fentanyl in more than half of MDMA, cocaine samples (CHEK)
  • MDMA use among young Irish adults rising – drugs report (The Irish Times)
  • Drug that killed New Westminster teen confirmed as MDMA (Surrey Now-Leader)
  • Woman in 'life threatening condition' after taking ecstasy drug in Newcastle (ITV News)

Ayahuasca/DMT

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • PRESS RELEASE: Two New Studies Show Ibogaine's Promise As Treatment for Opioid Addiction (MAPS)
  • IBOGAINE: Addiction cure for many, lethal for a few (Rockland County Times)

Dissociatives

  • 'I can stop and breathe': the people taking ketamine for depression (The Guardian)
  • Ketamine: Fresh hope for the treatment of OCD (Scope)
  • Government takes action against nitrous oxide (Korea Biomedical Review)
  • Ketamine May Not Be So Effective To Alleviate The Postoperative Pain and Delirium (The Science Times)
  • New Insight Into Off-Label Ketamine Use for Depression (Medscape)
  • Kansas City Man Sentenced for PCP Conspiracy (Kansas City infoZine)
  • Man Arrested With PCP In Stamford After Hitting 3 With Car In Bridgeport (Stamford Daily Voice)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Investing in Naloxone: How America's Opioid Crisis Could Drive One Little-Known Stock (Wealth Daily)
  • Naloxone Made Available Over the Counter in Baltimore (CDA News)
  • What You Need To Know About Opioids, The Painkillers Behind A Crisis (Forbes)
  • Police Give Dogs Naloxone In Fentanyl Overdoses—Unseen Victims Of Opioid Epidemic (Inquisitr)
  • The Lesson Behind This Father's Intentional Heroin Overdose (ATTN:)

Absinthe

  • Nicole Kidman gets candid about drinking absinthe with the Moulin Rouge cast in Sydney (The Fix)

Kratom

  • Kratom Vending Machines Are Making Waves In Arizona (The Fix)
  • Can this little-known herb help solve Canada's opioid crisis? (NOW Magazine)
  • Christopher Miller Plans To Challenge Legality Of Kratom In Tennessee (Inquisitr)

Kava

  • The Mind-Altering, De-Stressing Beverage That Wellness Insiders Are Obsessed With Right Now (Well+Good)
  • Surge in kava demand spurs export boom for Pacific nations (Nikkei Asian Review)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • America's Trippiest Chemist: Making Psychedelics 'Was Fun' (Motherboard)
  • Recreational drugs market should be managed by 'governments not gangsters', says expert (The Independent)
  • The History Of Drugs in Jazz Music (Disinfo)
  • Why Certain Drugs Make Specific Genres Sound So Good (Noisey)
  • Psychedelics May Help Alleviate Depression (The Science Times)
  • People Tell Us About the Most Ambitious Things They've Done While High (VICE)
  • Drugs Did Not Contribute to Chris Cornell's Death, Autopsy Finds (TIME)
  • On the Other Hand? Psychiatric Drugs May Kill More People Than Heroin or Cocaine! (Disinfo)
  • Stop Policing Psychedelic Science (Motherboard)
  • No, Donald Trump is Not a Common Nickname for Meth (ATTN:)
  • Don't lose your head over mind-altering drugs (Inquirer)

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.