This Week in Psychedelics - 9.4.15

  Image by  Dahtamnay , courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by Dahtamnay, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Cannabis

  • Cannabis Study: Indica And Sativa Are Basically The Same Thing At This Point (SFist)
  • Oregon wedding features marijuana bar, budtender (KGW)
  • Scientists Are Trying to stop GMOs on a New Front: Weed (ATTN:)
  • The Latest Craze In Winemaking: Marijuana-Infused Wine (Vinepair)
  • Weekend Weirdness: Drone Deliveries are Making Cannabis Rain from the Heavens (Leafly)
  • Value of On-Site Cannabis Dispensaries Is Missed in Federal Regulations (The Huffington Post)
  • Cannabis-industry women are blazing a path to equity (The Oregonian)
  • College Students Now Prefer Daily Smoke to Daily Toke, Research Says (Slate)
  • An Australian medical cannabis company just sold its first pot pills (Mashable)
  • Mom: Cannabis oil drastically improving daughter's life (11 Alive)
  • These Colorado Vets Are Suing Over Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • MassRoots applies to be first cannabis company listed on Nasdaq (MarketWatch)
  • Missouri Man Sentenced To Life in Prison Over Marijuana Is Set Free (The Huffington Post)
  • 5 Countries Where Marijuana is Cheapest and Most Expensive (ATTN:)
  • The Green Rush: Finding Tech Business Opportunities Within The Cannabis Sector (TechCrunch)
  • Legal Cannabis Creates Yet Another Spinoff Industry—Wall Street-Style Data Analytics (The Stranger)
  • Canadian Cannabis Firms Close Merger (24/7 Wall St.)
  • Denver Initiative Allowing Marijuana Use in More Settings Is Nixed (Reason)
  • Sports Pain Management Panel Presented At Cannabis World Congress In L.A. (The Weed Blog)
  • Do Alaska cannabis regulations allow for chefs to get in the game? (Alaska Dispatch News)
  • How taking cannabis harms fertility: Smoking pot more than once a week 'lowers sperm count by a third - and adding cocaine and ecstasy to the mix cuts it in half (Daily Mail)

LSD

MDMA/Ecstasy

Ayahuasca/DMT

Iboga/Ibogaine

  • Conference To Explore The Proven Addiction Busting Power Of Ibogaine (Reset.me)

Synthetic Cannabinoids/Psychoactive Research Chemicals

  • 2C-I & 2C-B: Research Chemicals Before it Was Cool (Burners.me)
  • Users Say the 'Smart Drug' Modafinil Is the New Adderall — Only Better (Vice News)
  • K2, a Potent Drug, Casts a Shadow Over an East Harlem Block (The New York Times)
  • MTV is Looking For A Few Good Flakka Addicts (Forbes)
  • There's No Such Thing as Synthetic Marijuana (ATTN:)
  • Inside the chemical underground: the truth about legal highs (Herald Scotland)
  • LSD In Newfoundland And Labrador Fake, Dangerous: Police (The Huffington Post)
  • Township program highlights dangers of synthetic LSD (Houston Chronicle)
  • Autopsy: Marijuana, synthetic psychedelic found in Christian Taylor (Fox 4 News)
  • RCMP Warning of NBome, Dangerous Drug Entering Province (VOCM)

Dissociatives

  • R-ketamine: a rapid-onset and sustained antidepressant without psychotomimetic side effects (Nature.com)

Opiates/Opioids

  • Young Hands in Mexico Feed Growing US Demand for Heroin (The New York Times)
  • Philistines brought opium to Israel during Iron Age (The Statesman)
  • Mexican opium production rises to meet heroin demand in US (The Independent)
  • The new face of heroin calls for compassion, but the old was a scourge (The Washington Post)
  • Could new synthetic opioid one day lead to home-brew heroin? (CNN)
  • AG Announces $325000 Agreement with Naloxone Manufacturer (Patch)
  • Opium Harvest More Profitable for Mexican Children than School (Breitbart News)
  • ACT drug overdose reversal program should be rolled out nation-wide, expert panel says (ABC)
  • San Francisco Police Officer Uses Naloxone Anti-Overdose Kit To Save Man's Life (CBS)
  • First Missouri Naloxone Program Up and Running (KBIA)
  • Law enforcement officers as medical first responders can save lives (EMS1.com)
  • Rand Paul: 'If you work all day long, you don't have time to do heroin' (CNN)
  • Can synthetic narcotics lead to heroin? (WESH)
  • Doctors reminded its okay to prescribe Naloxone for drug users (WTTV CBS4 Indy)
  • Heroin kills, says Effingham woman eight months sober (Effingham Daily News)
  • Illinois House Leaders Override Governor's Veto On Heroin Addiction Bill (NPR)
  • Naloxone can save someone (Blue Ridge Now)
  • Editorial: Does US pill crackdown help Mexican heroin sales? (Redding Record Searchlight)
  • UK sees huge rise in heroin and morphine-related deaths (The Guardian)
  • Pa: Police using heroin antidote have saved 289 lives across the state (LancasterOnline)
  • Baltimore just got a massive donation of overdose-reversing naloxone (Baltimore Business Journal)
  • Drug raids highlight geographic reach of heroin problem (WISH-TV)

Absinthe

Miscellaneous Psychedelics/Psychoactives/Drug Policy

  • Oliver Sacks: Psychedelic drugs 'taught me what the mind is capable of' (The Washington Post)
  • Psychedelic Society Revisited: On Reducing Valves, Reality Tunnels and the Question of Psychedelic Culture (Psychedelic Press UK)
  • Photographer captures drug users on cocaine, LSD, ketamine and MDMA (Metro)
  • Survey Data Highlight The Tenuous Relationship Between Drug Panics And Reality (Forbes)
  • Psychedelic Swirls Show Algae Bloom from Space (Yahoo! News)
  • Less than a month until Plant Consciousness in London (Psychedelic Press UK)
  • Miley Cyrus Ditches Pop for Lesbian Sex and Psychedelics on 'Dead Petz' (Out Magazine)

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.