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Erowid Announcement #39
March 17, 2004
Greetings Friends,

The last few weeks have been an especially intensive time of programming and site work for us. It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day management of Erowid to the occasional detriment of longer-term development. So we took a week "off" from normal work, cut the phone lines, shut down the email, and spent some much needed time focusing on larger projects. We got some good work done and plan to use this technique to make more headway on those projects over the next couple of months.

We welcome submissions, suggestions, criticisms, or corrections at submissions@erowid.org.

peace,
fire, earth, & the Erowid crew


INDEX

  1. Salvia divinorum Ticture Extraction
    Erowid.org/plants/salvia/salvia_extraction4.shtml

    Detailed description of a Salvia divinorum extraction procedure with photos


  2. DEA Approves MAPS MDMA Study
    Erowid.org/chemicals/mdma/mdma_research4.shtml

    The DEA has approved MAPS's study to look at the potential therapeutic benefits of using MDMA in conjunction with psychotherapy to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The MDMA has actually been received at the study site and the first subjects should begin to receive treatment by the end of April.


  3. 'Our kids are pretty straight in a lot of ways'
    Erowid.org/psychoactives/families/dialogs/families_dialogs_suburban.shtml

    A new Families Dialog - An interview with parents of a college-age son who decided to tell their son that they use psychedelics.


  4. David Nichols's Hypothesis on Hofmann's Discovery
    Erowid.org/general/conferences/conference_mindstates4_nichols.shtml

    At the 2003 Mind States conference in Berkeley, Dr. David Nichols proposed his hypothesis that on April 16, 1943, Albert Hofmann did not accidentally ingest LSD, but rather had a spontaneous mystical experience.


  5. New Tea Vault
    Erowid.org/plants/tea/tea.shtml

    Information about the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.


  6. New Kanna Vault
    Erowid.org/plants/kanna/kanna.shtml

    Information about Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum), including images, "Psychoactive constituents of the genus Sceletium" and "The Distribution of Mesembrine Alkaloids in Selected Taxa of Kanna".


  7. New Cyclizine Vault
    Erowid.org/pharms/cyclizine/cyclizine.shtml

    The beginnings of some basic information about the motion sickness drug cyclizine.


  8. New Morphine Vault
    Erowid.org/pharms/morphine/morphine.shtml

    Morphine had previously been categorized under opiates. We've now split it out into its own vault, including an image vault.


  9. eScottology - "Don't Try This at Home"
    Erowid.org/columns/scotto/index.php?p=7

    February installment of the monthly column by Scott O. Moore.


  10. New Image Vault Editions

    A big push to process and publish some submitted images resulted in 68 new images being added, including:

    Glass Cannabis Pipe
    Erowid.org/psychoactives/show_image.php?i=hardware/pipe_cannabis5.jpg
    Salvia divinorum plant in hydroculture
    Erowid.org/plants/show_image.php?i=salvia/salvia_divinorum13.jpg
    Young Amanita muscaria
    Erowid.org/plants/show_image.php?i=amanitas/amanita_muscaria19.jpg
    Dried Leonotis leonurus plant
    Erowid.org/plants/show_image.php?image=leonotis_leonurus/leonotis_leonurus_dried1.jpg
    Two commercial GHB bottles ca. mid-1990s
    Erowid.org/chemicals/show_image.php?image=ghb/ghb_bottle3.jpg
    Sceletium tortuosum plants
    Erowid.org/plants/show_image.php?image=kanna/sceletium_tortuosum2.jpg


  11. Art Vaults
    Eight new artists have been added to the art vaults this month, including:

    February Featured Artist: Ben Tolman


  12. 145 New Experience Reports
    Erowid.org/experiences/exp.cgi?DateRange&Y1=2004&M1=02&D1=17&M2=03&D2=16

  13. Books Added to the Library / Bookstore
    Erowid uses printed reference materials to help maintain the accuracy of our online library. Please consider contributing a book--see Erowid's amazon.com wishlist--or contact us about donating from your own collection.

    We've added 8 new books to our library this month, including:

    The Cannabible 1
    The Cannabible 2


For a more complete listing of What's New at Erowid go to: Erowid.org/new.php


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*** PLEASE NOTE ***
New funding has been found for the project for 2004. Tablets are once again being accepted for testing. The first set of new results is expected within the next two weeks.



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