This Week in Psychedelics - 7.8.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • Win-Win for Jamaica and Cannabis Harm Reduction as Marijuana Kiosks Set to Appear in Airports (Psychedelic Times)
  • These Pro MMA Fighters Don't Just Use Cannabis, They Embrace It (Leafly)
  • New study aims to examine whole-plant marijuana as treatment for sports injuries (The Denver Post)
  • The DEA Can't Legalize Medical Marijuana (Reason)
  • Does cannabis affect sperm? (
  • Epileptic children to get cannabis-based drug ahead of trials, NSW Premier says (ABC)
  • FDA Approves Insys Therapeutics' 2nd Cannabis-Based Drug (Forbes)
  • Signatures for Ark. Medical Cannabis Act verified, measure will be on November ballot (KATV)
  • Task Force Offers Hints of What Legal Pot Will Look Like in Canada (Reason)
  • Attempt to Limit Strength of THC in CO (NORML)
  • The One Job the Marijuana Industry Desperately Needs (ATTN:)
  • Wine Country Collective Offers Social Cannabis Tastings (Merry Jane)
  • Cannabis Capitalist: Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO Bets Big On Pot Growers (Forbes)
  • Tech Thursday: Steps To Protecting Cannabis In An Industry Ripe For Lawsuits (Dope Magazine)
  • Mixing cannabis with tobacco 'increases risk of addiction': Smoking drug 'makes you 60% LESS likely to want to quit' (Daily Mail)


  • Redman talks about that time he took acid and got shocked with an electric cattle prod (Boing Boing)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Psychedelic Safe, Possibly Effective for Refractory Depression (Medscape)
  • Psilocybin and the Shadow: Magic Mushrooms as a Tool For Healing Emotional Trauma (High Existence)


  • Tragic student Jane Khalaf's ecstasy death would have been prevented if she had different hospital treatment (Mirror)
  • Heartbroken mum warns teenagers to 'value life' after her daughter died from toxic reaction to ecstasy (Mirror)
  • Epsom man died after taking mock ecstasy inquest hears (Get Surrey)


  • Inside a Psychedelic Healing Retreat (VICE)
  • This Swedish island promises shamans and psychedelic tea (The Local)
  • 9 Investigates hallucinogenic drug used in local church (WFTV)

Salvia Divinorum

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Convicted dealer linked to teen's NBOMe death pleads guilty to more charges (WRTV)


  • Researchers seeking volunteers to test effectiveness of ketamine in treating alcoholism (iNews)
  • Man high on PCP runs car into home on Fourth of July (The Lufkin News)


  • A Conspiracy Theory that became a "Conspiracy Fact": The CIA, Afghanistan's Poppy Fields and America's Growing Heroin Epidemic (Center for Research on Globalization)
  • Mexico Now World's Third Biggest Producer of Opium Poppy (teleSUR)
  • Push to legalize poppy plantations in Mexico touches on farmers' livelihood (Fox News Latino)
  • Naloxone Widely Spread Throughout the United States (World Report Now)
  • Naloxone to be immediately distributed to released inmates in Ontario (The Globe and Mail)
  • Heroin addiction specialists see younger users getting treatment (9NEWS)




  • The African drug some don't want to live without (BBC)
  • Uganda: Mairungi Farmers Protest Law (All Africa)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • How Psychedelic Drugs Could Help Treat Addiction (Motherboard)
  • From LSD trips to getting caught in the girls' toilets - 9 things you didn't know about Cary Grant (Bristol Post)
  • 'People Would Do Anything to Get a Fix': Female Drug Dealers Share Their Stories (Broadly)
  • Where the Presidential Candidates Stand on Drug Policy (Forbes)
  • Finding a Doctor or Medical Professional That Incorporates Psychedelic Integration (Psychedelic Times)
  • Are Psychedelics Addictive? Understanding the Cultural and Social Roots of Addiction (Psychedelic Times)
  • 5 Bizarre Beliefs About Drugs From History (Bustle)
  • What Is Addiction Recovery Coaching? Integrating a Psychedelic Experience with a Recovery Coach (Psychedelic Times)
  • Psychedelia isn't dead, just ask videogames (Kill Screen)
  • DARE training teaches about new drug trends (West Hawaii Today)

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.