This Week in Psychedelics - 9.30.16

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Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.


  • Where Your Representatives Stand on Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • FBI: Marijuana Arrests Decline Significantly In 2015 (NORML)
  • Pharma Company Admits Opposing Marijuana Legalization to Protect Its Corporate Profits (ATTN:)
  • Blockchain Startups Want to Solve Cannabis' Banking Problem (Merry Jane)
  • Why Marijuana Advocates Are Criticizing Chelsea Clinton (ATTN:)
  • Colorado Will Use Extra Marijuana Revenue to Prevent Bullying in Schools (TIME)
  • Do You Know These Stoner Superstitions About Cannabis Rules and Etiquette? (Leafly)
  • Alaska's first commercial cannabis harvest begins (Alaska Dispatch News)
  • A company just had another successful test of a cannabis drug for epilepsy – and now their stock is spiking (Business Insider)
  • Why You Shouldn't Blame Gary Johnson's Memory on Pot (ATTN:)
  • Meet "Asamiko" the New Cannabis Mascot of Japan (Merry Jane)
  • Common Sense Proposal Would Treat Marijuana Like Tobacco in New Jersey (Reason)
  • BDS Analytics Launches Scientific Consumer Survey of Nation's Cannabis Users (Westword)
  • How this tiny Middle Eastern nation came to lead the world in medical marijuana research (The Cannabist)
  • Weed Weekends: Are Marijuana Bars Coming To Denver? (Dope Magazine)
  • Medical Marijuana Replaces More Dangerous Drugs (Reason)
  • Alaska Reporter Who Quit On Air in Support of Marijuana Legalization Facing 24 Years in Prison (Reason)
  • Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Flavonoids (Merry Jane)
  • Gentleman ejected from Uber for smoking "medicine" (Boing Boing)
  • Hebrew U fund invests in cannabis sorting technology (The Times of Israel)
  • 5 Experts Weigh in on Cannabis Concentrates and How to Use Them (Leafly)
  • The fitness-first, cannabis-second 420 Games come to Denver this weekend, boulder next (The Denver Post)
  • How to Combine Cannabis and Prostate Play (Leafly)
  • Chubut first to accept cannabis oil (Buenos Aires Herald)



  • Ecstasy prices reveal its path from city to city (Futurity)
  • How Ecstasy Augments Psychological Therapy in PTSD (Medscape)
  • Ecstasy drug therapy (Al Jazeera)


  • Actual Scientists Found That Ayahuasca Can Help You Think More Creatively (The Huffington Post)
  • The Agonizing Enlightenment of Ayahuasca (Reality Sandwich)
  • Attend The 2nd World Ayahuasca Conference to Meet Leading Healers And Experts (
  • "How Ayahuasca Helped Me Recover from a Traumatic Injury" (Psychedelic Times)
  • Ayahuasca and anal beads: the hallucinogenic art of Donna Huanca (The Guardian)
  • What is hallucinogen Ayahuasca? (ABC Online)
  • DMT, a hard-core hallucinogenic, also known as 'dream time', causing danger (Herald Sun)

Peyote/San Pedro/Mescaline

  • "Peyote at a Crossroads": Documentary Traces an Ancient Bond Between Plant and People (KRTS)

Morning Glory Seeds



  • Just say no to Narcan? Heroin rescue efforts draw backlash (CBS News)
  • Is methadone an answer to Alaska's heroin crisis? (Alaska Dispatch News)
  • Rite Aid Expands Naloxone Dispensing Program in Four Additional States (Yahoo! Finance)
  • The US heroin habit is growing, and 2 of Mexico's most powerful cartels are fighting to supply it (Business Insider)
  • NYC wants to make it safer for drug addicts to shoot up (New York Post)
  • CVS Health (CVS) Announces Expansion of Naloxone Accessibility (Street Insider)
  • Pennsylvania Artist Tackles Heroin Epidemic, Despite Police Intervention (The Huffington Post)
  • Naloxone can help save lives in the battle against heroin and opiates (The Journal Times)
  • 10Listens: The cost of anti-overdose drug Naloxone (WBIR)




  • Miraa continues to serve as unifying symbol of divided Horn of Africa (Daily Nation)

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • ACLU Urges Mass. Court to Vacate 24,000 Drug Cases Based on Tainted Lab Evidence (Reason)
  • Here's What Happened When a German Reporter Took a Bunch of Hard Drugs on TV (Thump)
  • New Species Discovered, And It's A Psychedelichen (VolteFace)
  • Is the FDA Too Cozy With Drug Companies? (TIME)
  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Invokes the Holocaust to Defend 'War on Drugs' (TIME)
  • Psychedelic experiences might "cure" smoking and OCD. Should we allow them? (Vox)
  • David Bowie on cocaine in 1974 (Boing Boing)
  • Donald Trump Shows How Drugs are Used as Weapons in Politics (ATTN:)
  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage's 'Binder of Drug Dealers' Shows He Was Lying About the Race of Arrestees (Reason)

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.