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Erowid Announcement #50
December 17, 2004
Friends of Erowid,

Happy near-end-of-year to all of you. It's been a great year for Erowid and, as we cruise through the "holiday season" and bring 2004 to a close, we'd like to wish you all a healthy and happy 2005.

Help spread the word: The current membership drive announced last month has been so successful that the original incentive grant was fully matched by early December. Two other donors have stepped forward to keep this offer going until January 31 as originally planned. Help us reach our goal of 1000 members by the end of the year by joining at the $33 level, and have your donation tripled to become $100 of support.

We welcome submissions, suggestions, criticisms, or corrections at

earth & fire


  1. U.S. Drug Control Timeline

    An annotated list of important dates in the history of drug control in the United States.

  2. Drug Geeks: Informed Peers in the Psychoactive Community

    An adaptation of a light-hearted presentation given by Earth and Fire at the Mindstates Jamaica conference in October 2002.

  3. eScottology - Scheduling

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

  4. Is Past Substance Use Illegal?

    Examining the question, "Is it against the law to have used an illegal controlled substance in the past?"

  5. British Psilocybin Mushroom Law Timeline 2002-2004

    A timeline of recent events regarding the legality of psilocybin-containing mushrooms in the U.K., including very recent legal cases involving the sale of fresh mushrooms.

  6. Psychoactive Law Updates

    Supreme Court Lifts Preliminary Injunction Stay Against UDV
    Oklahoma Expands Drug Laws Intending to Include Datura
    Utah Added to States Controlling Psilocybin Mushroom Spores
    British Judge Finds Prosecution of Fresh Mushroom Vendors Unfair
    Legal Updates Related to Psychoactive Issues (Jun 2004)

  7. 3C-P Vault

    Brief information on 3,5-dimethoxy-4-propyloxyamphetamine, including Law Vault.

  8. Out of Body Experience Vault

    Collected reports and off-site links related to Out of Body experiences.

  9. DEA Vault

    Links related to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

  10. DEA on Pain Treatment with Controlled Substances

    A DEA position statement on the use of controlled substances in the treatment of pain, as noted in the Nov 16, 2004 Federal Register.

  11. Psilocybin Extraction Notes

    Brief notes on the extraction of psilocybin, gleaned from Gartz 1994.

  12. Firefox RSS Bookmark of What's New

    If you use firefox as your web browser, you can now create a custom bookmark of Erowid's What's New page which will automatically update your bookmarks to point to the newest Erowid additions. Just click the "RSS" icon that appears in the lower right corner of your Firefox window when you visit the url above. The same feature is available for the Art Vaults at:

  13. New Image Vault Additions
    73 new images were added, including:

    Kratom Branch and Leaves
    A Single Psilocybe semilanceata Mushroom
    39 New Ecstasy Tablet Images

  14. Art Vaults
    Eleven new artist have been added to the art vaults this month.

    December Featured Artist: Mariela de la Paz

  15. 168 New Experience Reports

For a more complete listing of What's New at Erowid go to:


Conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets (NOTE: co-pay is now $30).
Between Oct 15 and Nov 16, results were posted for 15 new tablets.

The lab technician at DDL responsible for field tests and photographs recently left to pursue a new career and the photos have been lagging as the new person gets trained in. Thanks Margaret, we'll miss working with you and good luck!


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