This Week in Psychedelics - 7.22.16

  Image by  Dahtamnay , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • DEA Opens the Door to Cannabis Research with Clinical PTSD Trials (Psychedelic Times)
  • Big Pharma's Concerned About These Marijuana Stats (ATTN:)
  • Colorado town finds THC in water, warns residents not to drink or bathe in it (The Denver Post)
  • Montana: Medical Cannabis Restoration Initiative Qualifies For November Ballot (NORML)
  • Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say 'Efforts To Enforce Marijuana Laws Cost More Than They Are Worth' (NORML)
  • Pennsylvania Legalizes Industrial Hemp (Reason)
  • This Former Prison Was Purchased by a Marijuana Company (ATTN:)
  • Cannabis: Bronze Age Yamna culture may have introduced cannabis to Europe and Asia 5,000 years ago (International Business Times)
  • Dabado Helps Cannabis Concentrate Users Put Down The Blow Torch (Forbes)
  • Cannabis industry bolstering retail, manufacturing job growth in Colorado (The Denver Post)
  • People Using This Health Remedy Are Often Denied Organ Transplants (ATTN:)
  • HelloMD looks to its 'Quora for cannabis' as a source of growth (TechCrunch)
  • Why Does Cannabis Get You "High" and Make You Feel Good? (Leafly)
  • Government could make $150 million annually from taxing cannabis (Stuff.co.nz)
  • First medical cannabis dispensary in Florida receives Authorization to Dispense (WPTV)
  • A Strange Blend: Why Are Europeans Mixing Cannabis and Tobacco? (Leafly)
  • Fund-raising in Cannabis, Initially Slow, Is Going Higher and Higher (Yahoo! Finance)
  • "Why do Republicans Respect Marijuana Prohibition Like it Came From Moses?" (Reason)

LSD

  • Doors of Perception: How Aldous Huxley Brought LSD Therapy to His Readers (Psychedelic Times)
  • How LSD Went From Research to Religion (JSTOR Daily)
  • Watch: Kristen Wiig is sorry for that time she slipped Seth Myers LSD (Vox)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • Studying ecstasy or MDMA's effects may lead to autism or PTSD drug development (International Business Times)
  • A New Documentary Explores Whether or Not MDMA Use Can Solve Your Relationship Problems (Thump)
  • This Ecstasy Review Site Is a Hotbed of Perfect Pill-Related Prose (Thump)
  • Scientists say MDMA needs to be studied, not demonised (ScienceAlert)
  • Drug dealers selling Pokemon ecstasy pills to target youngsters and cash in on computer game craze (Mirror)

Ayahuasca/DMT

Iboga/Ibogaine

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • What Is Fake LSD And How Can You Avoid It (High Times)

Dissociatives

  • New Trials Are Using Ketamine to Treat Alcohol Addiction (Motherboard)
  • Woman High on PCP Steals Car from North Haven Gas Station: Police (Patch)
  • Police rescue woman who climbed crane after taking PCP (Bristol Herald Courier)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Congress Is Doing Something About the Opioid Epidemic (ATTN:)
  • Our Opioid Crisis Reveals Deep Racial Bias In Addiction Treatment (TIME)
  • This Judge Wants Drug Dealers to Pay for Naloxone (ATTN:)
  • As Prescription Painkiller Addiction Soars, Drug Companies Raise Overdose Treatment Price By 1000% (Mintpress News)
  • To End the Opioid Epidemic, We Need Way More Than OD Treatments (Wired)
  • US War In Afghanistan Is Fueling Global Heroin Epidemic & Enabling The Drug Trade (Mintpress News)

Absinthe

Kratom

Kava

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Why People Are Drinking Tobacco in the Amazon (Munchies)
  • How to Become an Addiction Recovery Coach Who Incorporates Psychedelic Integration (Psychedelic Times)
  • Drugs, Dissociatives and Displacement: The Festival Drug Report - Part 1 (VolteFace)
  • The Reason Saliva Drug Testing Hasn't Caught On (ATTN:)
  • What if all drugs were totally legal? (Boing Boing)
  • Mississippi's prison town are in danger of collapse, thanks to tiny reforms in the War on Drugs (Boing Boing)
  • The True Cost of This $2 Drug Test (ATTN:)
  • Emulating Nixon, Trump Sounds Softer Than Dukakis on Drugs (Reason)

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.