This Week in Psychedelics - 9.1.17

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  • Cannabis Shows Promise In Treating Schizophrenia And Tourette Syndrome (Forbes)
  • Green gold: how China quietly grew into a cannabis superpower (South China Morning Post)
  • Colorado's Governor Sets Jeff Sessions Straight on Marijuana Legalization (Reason)
  • FDA Seeking Public Comments On CBD (NORML)
  • Lagunitas Unleashes New IPA Made With Cannabis (Eater)
  • American Legion Resolves In Support Of Expanding Veterans' Access to Medicinal Cannabis (NORML)
  • Researcher Says V.A. Obstruction Jeopardizes Study of Marijuana As PTSD Treatment (Reason)
  • 'Snoop & Martha' Earns the First-Ever Cannabis Industry Emmy Nomination (Leafly)
  • AAA Is Doubling Down On Their Marijuana Distortions (NORML)
  • Cannabis Industry Weekly Recap (Forbes)
  • How budtenders help customers pick the right cannabis (The Seattle Times)
  • Congressman O'Rourke Introduces Amendment To End Arbitrary License Suspensions (NORML)
  • Man protests at court over pot, bong seizure (The Record)
  • Is Cannabis a 'Gateway Drug'? (Leafly)
  • American Cannabis Company, Inc. Announces 2017 Mid-Year Review and Shareholder Update (American Cannabis Company)
  • Cannabis Entrepreneurs Offer Advice On Where To Jump In (Forbes)
  • School Is In—Cannabis School, That Is (The Portland Mercury)
  • Cannabis website Herb raises $4.1M (TechCrunch)
  • Coolest Travel Jobs: What It's Like to Own a Cannabis Tour Company (AFAR)
  • Time to Leave Las Vegas, Gaming Commish Tells Cannabis Trade Shows (Leafly)
  • Clinical Cannabis Treatment for Trauma (Viceland)
  • California Gets Into the Weeds of Pot Marketing (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Baltimore City Council weighs concerns about cannabis dispensaries (The Baltimore Sun)
  • Cannabis 101: SR 260 cultivation facility grows 60-plus strains of medical marijuana (Verde Independent)
  • Cannabis medicines firm GW Pharma plans UK expansion (The Telegraph)
  • Bianca Jagger To Receive Second Annual Michael J. Kennedy Social Justice Award (NORML)
  • Last Week In Cannabis—Five Marijuana Stories You Might Have Missed (Psychedelic Times)


  • First-Look Trailer: Errol Morris Explores CIA's Secret LSD Experiments in Netflix Doc (The Hollywood Reporter)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Will California Become The First State To Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms? (HuffPost)
  • The case to legalize magic mushrooms (IOL)
  • Magic enzymes in 'magic' mushrooms analyzed (Science Daily)
  • Magic Mushrooms Break on Through to Biosynthetic Reality (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News)
  • I Tried Psychedelic Therapy to Help Get Over My Father's Death (VICE)
  • My experience with mushrooms was an epiphany. There's never been a need to revisit that depth of consciousness. (Psymposia)


  • FDA Designates MDMA As 'Breakthrough Therapy' For Post-Traumatic Stress (Forbes)
  • Some Brave Soul Tried 26k Ecstasy Pills From Around The World (EDM Tunes)
  • MDMA could help save your marriage (Metro)
  • Final phase trials for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to treat PTSD (New Atlas)
  • Trump-Branded Ecstasy Tablets Seized By Cops – Make Partying Great Again? (Inquisitr)
  • Several hospitalised over 'potentially lethal' MDMA (Metro)
  • Dad of daughter who died after taking single 'MDMA' pill says family released tear-jerking video to stop others making the same mistake (The Sun)
  • New Westminster police make arrest after girl dies of MDMA overdose (Vancouver Sun)


Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • Peyote Is A Hallucinogenic Astral Experience You Can Find In Your Backyard (Konbini)
  • Uneasy alliance — Native Americans and the Summer of Love (Canton Daily Ledger)


Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • Jail bosses own up over Spice 'zombie' drug epidemic as fumes land another SIX guards in hospital (Daily Record)
  • AG Schneiderman announces legal action against local synthetic drug sellers (Watertown Daily Times)



  • A New Vaccine Could Make The Brain Immune to Heroin and Opioids, Scientists Say (Science Alert)
  • Because Of The Drug War, There Is Virtually No Heroin Without Fentanyl In Many Places (HuffPost)
  • Could a heroin vaccine cure the west's drug epidemic (The Guardian)
  • U.S. Opioid Deaths Nearly Doubled Since 2009 (TIME)
  • New Study Finds Heroin Users Less Likely to Overdose If They Know What Drugs They're Actually Taking (Reason)
  • Heroin deaths skyrocket nationwide; prescription drugs are big problem in Oregon (The Oregonian)
  • Seattle Ballot Initiative Would Block Safe Drug Injection Centers (Reason)
  • For Trump, Opioids Are Still Not a Crisis (TIME)
  • Afghanistan and the CIA Heroin Ratline (Sputnik International)
  • Baltimore health clinic offers naloxone training to combat opioid epidemic (The Washington Times)
  • How this Catholic saint might be the patron of opioid addicts (Catholic News Agency)
  • The Heroin and Opioid Crisis Is Real (Urban Milwaukee)
  • New Family Pharmacy Hosting Narcan Training Day (The Newtown Bee)


  • Filming an Absinthe Haze (Reason)


  • Energy drink manufacturers behind kratom ban? (The Nation)
  • How To Grow A Kratom Tree From Seeds? (Kratom Guides)
  • The List of 5 Best Kratom Strains Available in the US Today (Kratom Guides)
  • A Response to the Dean of Students Email on Kratom Abuse (The George-Anne)
  • The 5 Natural and Legal Painkillers Similar to Kratom (Kratom Guides)



  • Yemeni left Switzerland to help addicts quit 'Khat' (Al Arabiya)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • MAPS Now Accepts Bitcoin—Plus, Other Ways You Can Support Psychedelic Research (Psychedelic Times)
  • The Middle Age Trip: Musings on Midlife Psychedelic Use and Psychotherapy with Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. (Psychedelic Times)
  • Depression Cure? Could Psychedelic Drugs Like Special K, LSD, And Psilocybin Mushrooms Be An Answer? (Inquisitr)
  • Decoding the Tripping Brain (The Scientist)
  • World's largest honey bee makes rare hallucinogenic honey (Mother Nature Network)
  • 5 Common Beliefs About Psychedelics That Are Total Bullshit (High Existence)
  • Sugar is as addictive as cocaine, study (Blasting News)
  • Border Patrol Sets Up Immigration Checkpoint in New Hampshire; Makes Nearly Twice as Many Drug Arrests (Reason)
  • The coming revolution in psychedelic medicine (Red Dirt Report)

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 are presented by the mass media, which includes everything from the latest scientific research to misinformation.