This Week in Psychedelics - 7.29.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • Can You Get Away with Mailing Cannabis Through the USPS? (Leafly)
  • The Average Legal Marijuana User Spends $645 A Year On The Green Stuff (Consumerist)
  • German, Italian Lawmakers Debate Bills to Expand Cannabis Access (Leafly)
  • Hillary Clinton Evolving on Cannabis? Maybe. Slowly. A Little. (Leafly)
  • Survey: Military Vets Strongly Support Medical Cannabis Access (NORML)
  • Poll: A Plurality of Republicans Now Want to Legalize Marijuana (Reason)
  • Massachusetts: Adult Use Marijuana Measure Qualifies For November Ballot (NORML)
  • Bhutan Emerges as Contraband Cannabis Hub (High Times)
  • Could therapeutic cannabis help slow opioid abuse? (New Hampshire Union Leader)
  • Cannabis startups and the ghost of Nancy Reagan (Recode)
  • Oregon's Counties Still Living Under Cannabis Prohibition, Mapped (The Potlander)
  • Cannabis fair gives away free pot samples (KOIN)
  • The Problem Plaguing Marijuana Legalization (ATTN:)
  • After Legalization in Colorado, Reports of Kids Who Accidentally Ate Marijuana Rose (Reason)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • We Asked an Optometrist Why Molly Makes Your Eyeballs Shake (VICE)
  • Why You Get 'Brain Zaps' After Taking MDMA, and How You Can Stop Them (VICE)
  • Woman, 19, dies after taking ecstasy on Leeds night out (The Guardian)

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • DMT is becoming more popular in Australia (News.com.au)

Iboga/Ibogaine

Dissociatives

  • How Nitrous Oxide Inspired Early Psychedelic Literature (VICE)
  • New trials use ketamine to treat alcohol addiction (The Drinks Business)
  • From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment (The Guardian)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Naloxone Eases Pain of Heroin Epidemic, but Not Without Consequences (The New York Times)
  • Overdose-reversal drug naloxone now available in Florida without an individual prescription (Tampa Bay Times)
  • Macedonian Experts See Opium Poppy as a Possible Solution to Economic Woes (Latin American Herald Tribune)
  • Calm Down About the 'Opioid Epidemic' (Reason)

Absinthe

  • Cannabis Absinthe is Real and Here's Where to get it (Green Rush Daily)
  • In Prague, Better Alcohol Means Better Absinthe (Munchies)

Kratom

  • Kratom Vs SSRI Antidepressants – Which is the Best? (Kratom Guides)
  • Poison control centers are getting a surge of calls about 'natural' painkiller kratom (STAT)

Kava

  • This Tea Will Get You High (Gizmodo)

Khat

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • How LSD and shrooms could help treat anxiety, addiction, and depression (Vox)
  • America's "Psychedelic Spring"—Why Are These Drugs Growing in Cultural Importance Again? (AlterNet)
  • First ever festival to test users' drugs (BBC News)
  • Did Psychedelics Create the Search for Meaning in Western Civilization? (Psychedelic Times)
  • Olympic Drug Cops Will Scan for Genetically Modified Athletes (Wired)
  • The Drug War and the Crime of Drive (or Walking) While Black (Reason)
  • The Worst Drugs to Get Caught With in America (ATTN:)
  • Yahoo must explain how it got a drug trafficker's deleted email (Engadget)
  • Anti-Drug War Philly DNC Protesters March Giant Joint (Reason)
  • Drugs and the Divine: Where Psychedelics Overlap with Spiritual Practices (Publishers Weekly)

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.