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Erowid Announcement #56
Jun 3, 2005
Friends of Erowid,

This past month just whooshed by. We were poised to send out the normal May announcement in the middle of the month, but Mind States preparation and newsletter printing took over. We're going to call this the May announcement. :)

Thanks to a generous Erowid supporter, we have another matching donation offer! Contribute to Erowid at a "plus" level, between now and August 31, 2005, and your donation will be doubled. The qualifying "plus" levels are $33, $50, $100, $175 and come with standard membership gifts. If you've been waiting to join or renew, now is a great time. Erowid.org/donations/donations_matching.shtml

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

peace,
fire & earth

Index


  1. The Erowid Review
    Erowid.org/library/review/

    This new project is a multi-contributor blog that will publish original book reviews on topics of interest to Erowid visitors. Two new book reviews are now being published each week, as well as visitor comments. 11 new reviews were added this month.

  2. Photo Drive

    The month long "Photo Drive" announced in the April announcement yielded more than 550 submissions -- we'll be announcing the winners of the photo contest in a future announcement.

  3. Pituri Vault
    Erowid.org/plants/pituri/pituri.shtml

    A new vault for the Australian plant, Duboisia hopwoodii.

  4. eScottology - "Terminology" & "The LiveJournal of Timothy Leary's Head"
    Erowid.org/columns/scotto/index.php?m=200504
    Erowid.org/columns/scotto/index.php?m=200505

    April and May installments of the monthly column by Scott O. Moore.

  5. Ayahuasca Constituents Banned in France
    Erowid.org/chemicals/ayahuasca/ayahuasca_law21.shtml

    Following a favorable ruling for Santo Daime church members in January 2005, a French court has added 11 constituent plants and chemicals to its list of prohibited substances.

  6. Methylone sold as 'Explosion' and 'Inpact'
    Erowid.org/chemicals/methylone/methylone_info1.shtml

    News and update on the recently banned Dutch product that contained methylone. Includes photos.

  7. San Pedro Preparation
    Erowid.org/plants/cacti/cacti_preparation5.shtml

    Description of a cactus preparation method, with 25 photos illustrating the process.

  8. Australian Scheduling of Kratom
    Erowid.org/plants/kratom/kratom_law1.shtml

    Notes from the June 2004 meeting of the National Drugs and Poisons Schedule Committee (Australia).

  9. Dave Linder, Research Chemical Vendor, Gets Life in Prison
    Erowid.org/psychoactives/research_chems/research_chems_info1.shtml#linder

    Major development in the results of Operation Web Tryp, which resulted in the arrest of numerous research chemical vendors in summer 2004.

  10. Report on Products that Defend Against Drug Tests
    Erowid.org/psychoactives/testing/testing_info13.pdf

    This U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) publication describes products used to fool drug screening tests.

  11. Drug Testing in the Military
    Erowid.org/psychoactives/testing/testing_military.shtml

    Beginning of a page on drug testing in the military.

  12. Rhodium Archive
    Erowid.org/archive/rhodium/

    Following the disappearance of Rhodium's chemistry website in November 2004, many people asked for information about how to access the data it used to contain. In response, we've added an archive of the Rhodium site to our historical archives area. Our copy is based on the downloadable version of the site from August 2004, which has a number of holes in it. If you have a more complete archive of Rhodium's site, please let us know.

  13. Art Vaults
    Erowid.org/culture/art/

    Six new artist have been added to the art vaults this month.

    May Featured Artist: John Pitre
    Erowid.org/culture/art/artists_p/art_pitre_john.shtml

  14. 192 New Experience Reports
    Erowid.org/experiences/exp.cgi?DateRange&Y1=2005&M1=03&D1=20&M2=06&D2=02

  15. Books Added to the Library / Bookstore
    Erowid.org/library/books/

    Erowid uses printed reference materials to help maintain the accuracy of our online library. Please consider contributing a book, poster, or related catalog--see Erowid's Amazon.com wishlist--or contact us about donating from your own collection. New books recently added include:

    More Than Human
    Erowid.org/library/books/more_than_human.shtml
    Orgies of the Hemp Eaters
    Erowid.org/library/books/orgies_hemp_eaters.shtml
    Chloroform: The Quest for Oblivion
    Erowid.org/library/books/chloroform_quest.shtml
    Under the Influence
    Erowid.org/library/books/under_the_influence.shtml

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

EcstasyData.org
Conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets (NOTE: co-pay is now $30).

Between April 20 and May 20, results were posted for 22 new tablets. http://www.ecstasydata.org/results.php?A=DateRange&M1=04&D1=20&Y1=2005&M2=05&D2=20



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