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Erowid Announcement #72
Nov 16, 2006
Friends of Erowid,

There is so much to say in this issue of the e-announcement, we don't quite know where to start. For starters, hand-blown glass molecules are back as membership gifts! We'll be sending out a short announcement in a couple of days with details.

Erowid's presentation at the October 5th North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology in San Francisco was a resounding success. Read about it in the upcoming Issue of Erowid Extracts, which will be mailed to members at the end of November. Become a member and get issue 10 now and issue 11 in two weeks:

At the same time Extracts was headed to the printer, Erowid was also at the American Public Health Association exhibition in Boston. Look for a future report on how our booth at this 13,000-person event was received.

For some people, the upcoming holiday season means gift shopping. If you use, please consider visiting and bookmarking our portal to Amazon; purchases made this way trigger a percentage (5-7%) of the sale to be credited to Erowid at no extra cost to you:

As usual, we welcome submissions, suggestions, criticisms, or corrections at

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  1. Erowid Server Downtime

    Please note that we are having a scheduled service interruption starting tomorrow (Nov 17) at about 6pm PST (Sat 2am UTC). After 980 days of continous uptime, we are moving the main server to a new, more modern service center under the same ISP. Erowid could be down for a couple of hours or longer, depending on how well the reboot goes. has an archive of the site that should be available during the downtime.

  2. Myth Debunking & Storage: LSD Purity

    This article from Erowid Extracts Issue #10 takes a look at the question "How different is Sandoz LSD from street LSD?"

  3. Chemical Salvation?

    An LSD-related parody of religious Chick Tracts, created and submitted anonymously in honor of Albert Hofmann's 100th birthday.

  4. Just Breathe: Notes on the Utility of Meditation

    Another article from Extracts Issue #10 providing a short look at meditation and its interaction with psychedelics.

  5. Propylhexedrine Vault

    The beginnings of a new vault about Propylhexedrine, an adrenergic typically administered through a respiratory inhaler. Includes links, legal information and images.

  6. MDMA Research Seeking Subjects

    A research group at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco is looking at the interaction between MDMA and Prazosin and is seeking subjects. If you're in the area, are interested in being a subject in formal research, and being given MDMA legally, take a look.

  7. PIHKAL and TIHKAL chemicals legal status

    Short indexes providing information about which chemicals in PIHKAL and TIHKAL are scheduled.

  8. Italy Law Vault

    Info about Italy's drug policy and laws.

  9. One New Ask Erowid Question

    An answer to the question "Is 2C-I Illegal in New Zealand?"

  10. New Image Vault Additions
    Fourteen new images were added, including:

    Psychotria viridis Berries

    2C-C Powder

    Banisteriopsis caapi Vine

    Psilocybe mexicana Spore Print

  11. Art Vaults

    Five new artists were added to the Art Vaults in the last six weeks.

    November Featured Artist: Dadara

    October Featured Artist: Meats Meier

  12. The Erowid Review
    Four new book reviews were posted:

    "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl", reviewed by J. Fisher

    "Smoke Plants of America: A Journey of Discovery", reviewed by Figment

    "Entheogens and the Future of Religion", reviewed by Justin Case

    "Witchcraft Medicine", reviewed by Edzard Klapp & Ulrich Holbein

  13. 166 New Experience Reports

For a more complete listing of What's New at Erowid go to:
Conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets.

Between Sep 29 and Nov 16, no new results were posted.

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