This Week in Psychedelics - 7.15.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • The Democratic Party Made a Big Move on Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Facebook And Google Cannabis Policy Enforcement Makes No Sense (BuzzFeed)
  • "420" Dating: An Interview with Molly Peckler, Cannabis Dating Website Founder (Leafly)
  • This Fancy Weed Chocolate Helps You Not Get Too Stoned (Wired)
  • Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Less Prescription Drug Use, Medicare Spending (NORML)
  • Oregon Launches New Cannabis Worker Permit (Leafly)
  • Baby Boomer Parents, Have You Come Out of the Cannabis Closet to Your Adult Kids? (Leafly)
  • Allen St. Pierre Tenders His Resignation (NORML)
  • New Research Sheds Light on Cannabis' Bronze Age Roots (Leafly)
  • The Altered State Exhibit at Oakland Museum of California (Reality Sandwich)
  • North Dakota medical cannabis petition deadline approaching (Valley News Live)
  • Two Texas Lawyers Make Viral Song About Weed (ATTN:)
  • Medicinal cannabis the right oil for Ellie the Staffy, her owner believes (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • Should L.A. County Tax Medical Cannabis to Fight Homelessness? (Leafly)
  • Colorado Pot Regulation Amendment Pulled By Its Own Supporters (Reason)
  • A Cannabis Company Co-Founder Says the CEO Groped and Smelled Her (Willamette Week)
  • Sen. Feinstein Will Not Be Giving Up the Drug War Anytime Soon (Reason)
  • Cannabis users who put tobacco in joints 'more likely to be addicted' (The Guardian)


  • Toddler may have ingested LSD near Oregon Country Fair, officials say (The Oregonian)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Understanding Different Magic Mushrooms: A Guide to 4 Common Psilocybin Mushrooms (Psychedelic Times)


  • Scientists Really Want to Be Allowed to Study MDMA (Inverse)
  • Ecstasy: The Unplanned Addiction (Doctor Tipster)
  • Could ECSTASY treat autism? Scientists call for tests on the illegal rave drug as they claim it could have 'therapeutic effects for disorders' (Daily Mail)
  • New drugs warning after TITP ecstasy find (The Courier)
  • Boy, 13, in critical condition after 'taking MDMA' (Metro)


  • Psychedelics being used to cure alcoholism (KOAT)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Whatever's in Synthetic Marijuana, It's the Opposite of Chill (Wired)
  • New York Like Scene From 'The Walking Dead' After Large-Scale Marijuana Overdose (TIME)
  • 33 people collapse on busy street after smoking 'synthetic cannabis' (The Telegraph)
  • 'N bomb' drug gave teenager fatal heart attack (Irish Independent)


  • Ketamine Could Be Used To Treat Alcoholics And Alcoholism (Yahoo! News)
  • Club Drug Ketamine ('Special K') Could Treat Depression (AOL UK)
  • What are the effects of ketamine? (The Guardian)
  • Sergeant: North Tulsa PCP bust second largest I've ever seen (KOKI)
  • Resident On PCP Calls Police To Describe Hallucinations: Cops (Patch)
  • Prosecutor: woman drinking, had PCP in system before deadly crash (Chicago Sun-Times)


  • The scourge of heroin and opioid deaths still doesn't match AIDS at its worst (PolitiFact)
  • Naloxone nasal spray gets temporary Health Canada approval (CBC News)
  • Chaka Khan Enters Rehab for the Same Drug That Killed Prince (ATTN:)
  • Congress Finally Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Address Opioid Epidemic (The Huffington Post)
  • Obama to sign bill to battle heroin addiction (CNBC)



  • Farmers say police involved in kava theft in Fiji (Radio New Zealand)


  • Ingredients for date rape drug, khat, firearms seized by border agents in Manitoba (CBC News)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

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.