This Week in Psychedelics - 9.2.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • 9th Circuit Says Medical Marijuana Cardholders Have No Second Amendment Rights (Reason)
  • States Voting on Marijuana This Year (ATTN:)
  • Chatting with the Man Who Legally Changed His Name to 'Free Cannabis' (VICE)
  • Medical Marijuana: New York Set To Approve Home Delivery Of Cannabis (Inquisitr)
  • New Campaign in Colorado Looks to Keep Underage Kids From Using Cannabis (Merry Jane)
  • Tommy Chong Has a Major Request for Pres. Obama Before He Leaves Office (ATTN:)
  • Promoting Cannabis Legalization: Advice From The Experts (Dope Magazine)
  • These Athletes Add Cannabis To Their Workout Regimen (Forbes)
  • More Americans Are Using Marijuana and Don't See it as Harmful (TIME)
  • When Bob Dylan Turned the Beatles On To Marijuana (Reality Sandwich)
  • UC Irvine Professor: Cannabis Shows Promise Treating Opioid Addiction (Green Rush Daily)
  • California Veterans Group Distributed Free Cannabis (Green Rush Daily)
  • California Cannabis: Show Me The Money (Above the Law)
  • Four Cannabis Entrepreneurs Share Their Strangest Moments (Forbes)
  • Cannabis Growers Seek Blue Ribbons For Their Buds At Oregon's State Fair (NPR)
  • How cannabis harms your will to work: Just ONE joint reduces motivation (Daily Mail)


  • How the Brain Processes Language on Acid Is a Trip (Motherboard)
  • Grateful Dead fan who sold LSD has life sentence cut by Obama (Mashable)
  • John Lennon on his first acid trip (Boing Boing)
  • Turn on! LSD pioneer Ram Dass recalls pal Timothy Leary (New York Daily News)
  • I Use LSD to Help Me Deal with the Trauma of Being Kidnapped by My Dad (VICE)
  • 1924: A rabbi who sought the light anywhere, including in LSD, is born (Haaretz)

Psilocybin/Magic Mushrooms

  • Treating Depression: Human Study Shows Psilocybin Works Where Conventional Antidepressants Don't (Psychedelic Times)
  • Bad Trips Might Be Good For You (I4U News)


  • What the 1980s Glue Sniffing Epidemic Can Teach Us About Preventing Ecstasy Deaths (VICE)
  • This Chemist Should Have Won a Nobel Peace Prize (VolteFace)


  • This Is How Ayahuasca Affects the Brain (Motherboard)
  • Questions raised about what caused woman's death inside Berea church (WKYT)
  • Discovery of illegal drug lab, used to manufacture DMT, prompts extensive hazardous materials response in Northampton (MassLive)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline


  • Witness to Transformation: John Harrison on Ibogaine Addiction Treatment (Psychedelic Times)


  • Man Who Died when Tased Was High on PCP: NY AG (Patch: Southeast)
  • Sheriff: Man on flakka and LSD smashes window, attacks woman (WFXT)


  • Surgeon General Writes to Every Doctor in U.S. About Opioid Epidemic (TIME)
  • Should the cost of naloxone be determined by its public health impact? (Modern Healthcare)


  • The DEA Is Placing Kratom And Mitragynine On Schedule I (Forbes)
  • Why Banning the Controversial Painkiller Kratom Could be Bad News for America's Heroin Addicts (Kratom Project)
  • Why are many states hurrying in banning the kratom? (Kratom Project)
  • The Problem With the DEA Ban on Kratom (ATTN:)
  • Which countries allow kratom usage without restrictions? (Kratom Project)
  • Kratom and Pregnancy: Can a Pregnant Woman Take Kratom? (Kratom Guides)


Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • America Can Learn A Lot From Portugal's Drug Policy (NORML)
  • Cocaine 'worth €50m' discovered at Coca-Cola plant (BBC News)
  • Philippine Anti-Drug Strategy: 'Kill Them All' (Reason)
  • Canadian Vacationers Charged With Smuggling $22 Million of Cocaine on Cruise Ship in Australia (TIME)
  • The war on drugs failed. What now? (The Christian Century)
  • 500 legal experts launch bid to reform drug policies (Buenos Aires Herald)

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.