This Week in Psychedelics - 8.26.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • These Five States Are Next To Vote On Cannabis Legalization (Green Rush Daily)
  • DEA Concession Means Marijuana Could Be Approved As a Medicine (Reason)
  • Is Naked Weed Report a Win for Women in the Cannabis Industry? (Merry Jane)
  • Marijuana's Mystifying Misclassification (Reason)
  • What Will Recreational Marijuana Legalization Mean for California? (Reason)
  • Oregon's Legal Marijuana Raised More Than $25 Million in Tax Revenue This Year (TIME)
  • Michigan Marijuana Legalization Initiative Probably Won't Make Ballot (Reason)
  • Stoner secretly grows cannabis in Glastonbury council's hanging baskets... for 18 years (RT)
  • A Greener Weed: Certified Pesticide-Free Cannabis Comes to Colorado (Modern Farmer)
  • Trial of cannabis withdrawal spray Sativex popular with middle-aged pothead dads (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • What Gambling Can Tell Us About Legalizing Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Bob Marley's kids launch a new cannabis 'lifestyle brand' in Oregon (The Oregonian)
  • Die Antwoord to Launch Their Own Cannabis Product Line "Zef Zol" (Merry Jane)
  • To help baby girl, family drives to Denver for cannabis (KOAT)
  • Sexist Cannabis: Marijuana relieves pain for men, not women – study (RT)
  • Medical Marijuana is as healthy as Medical LSD and Heroin (Clapway)

LSD

  • LSD Triggers Strong Activation Of Mind's Semantic Networks, Study Finds (Medical Daily)
  • Would you take LSD to give you a boost at work? WIRED takes a trip inside the world of microdosing (WIRED)
  • LSD Might Make You More Creative (TIME)
  • Beatles' Acid Test: How LSD Opened the Door to 'Revolver' (Rolling Stone)
  • Here's What Happens to Your Brain on LSD (Esquire)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Study: Psilocybin Helps Smokers Quit Long Term (High Times)

MDMA/Ecstasy

  • With the Proper Setting, Women May Respond Better to MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Than Men (Psychedelic Times)
  • How Your Menstrual Cycle Can Affect Your Reaction to MDMA (VICE)
  • This Is What Sex on MDMA Is Like (Cosmopolitan)
  • Why You Gurn When You Take MDMA (VICE)
  • The growing popularity, and potency, of ecstasy and MDMA (BBC News)
  • Double-strength MDMA causing 'more mental health issues' (The Week)
  • German Police Allegedly Confuse Viagra for Ecstasy in Traffic Stop (THUMP)
  • Irish teenager who first did ecstasy in third year: 'Most schools have dealers amongst students' (Irish Independent)

Ayahuasca/DMT

  • The science of the hallucinogenic drug ayahuasca (Science Alert)
  • How Two Plants Combine To Form The Powerful Drug Ayahuasca (Gizmodo: India)
  • Filipino tourist dies during Ayahuasca session (Peru This Week)
  • Yoga, Ayahuasca, and a Course in Miracles: Notes on the Ongoing Revelation (Reality Sandwich)
  • BBC presenter takes drug in Brazil to "get close to God" - and describes his five-hour hallucination (Mirror)
  • Police investigating App State student's possible drug-related death, drug lab (WBTV)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • Travelers Warned Not to Bring Peyote or Marijuana Creams from Mexico (Breitbart)
  • The people who take drugs to see God (BBC News)

Iboga/Ibogaine

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

Dissociatives

  • Ketamine: The Musical 'Does Not Make You Want to Do Ketamine' (The Village Voice)
  • 'Special K' for depression (Seton)
  • Stamford Man High on PCP Urinated in Public Near Children: PD (Patch: Stamford)
  • Angry, PCP-Using Brother Shoots Pregnant Sister and Kills Her Baby: Prosecutor (Patch: Chicago)
  • Man believed to be on PCP in violent struggle with police (The Hour)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Seattle Considers Safe Space for Heroin Use (Reason)
  • When Chinatown was overrun by gambling and opium dens (New York Post)

Kratom

Kava

  • Thousands drinking kava in NZ, but is it a cure or a killer? (TVNZ)
  • Launch of Kava Strategy and Quality Standard (Vanuatu Daily Post)
  • Hawaiian healing herbs help health (The Garden Island)
  • Vatanitawake Speaks Out Against Church Practices (Fiji Sun)

Khat

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • The Mainstreaming of Psychedelics (High Times)
  • Almost 1,800 People Have Died in Seven Weeks in the Philippines' War on Drugs (TIME)
  • The Ancient Roots of Psychedelic Harm Reduction at Modern Festivals (Psychedelic Times)
  • Alcohol Prohibition Was a Dress Rehearsal for the War on Drugs (Reason)
  • A Psychedelic Right (VolteFace)
  • Growing research finds psychedelics effective in treating disease (The Baltimore Sun)
  • Psychedelics: The Trip from Criminality to Validity (Reality Sandwich)
  • Is Sex Better on Drugs? (Thrillist)
  • Blame the War on Drugs for stoned, face-eating murderers (Boing Boing)
  • College Student Who Tried to Bite Man's Face Off Told Cops: 'You Won't Find Any Drugs in Me' (TIME)

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.