The Meixner test is used to detect the presence of α-amanitin, a
deadly mushroom toxin, in either mushrooms or bodily fluids. This
toxin is found in poisonous, non-psychoactive species of Amanitas as
well as in poisonous look-alikes of some Psilocybes. Unfortunately,
the Meixner test registers a false positive in the presence of
psilocin and other 5-substituted tryptamines, making it useless for
distinguishing poisonous species from psychoactive species that
This 250-page book contains a huge number of quotes, excerpts, facts,
experiences, and references about Salvia divinorum
appeared in The Entheogen Review
. It includes some gems like
Jonathan Ott's description
of participating in a Salvia divinorum
velada in Mexico (pg 66).
This short article provides an update on the history and mission
of Erowid Center, and describes one of our new projects, the Erowid
Expert Network (EEN). The EEN is a moderated and reviewed network
of experts in fields related to psychoactives who wish to share
"Book 2" of Dr. Shulgin's lab books has now been added to Erowid.
It includes many self-reports of Dr. Shulgin's trials to determine
general activity and dose levels of various substances. Here is a
taste of the lab book's contents as well as links to the full text.
A collection of short experience reports illustrating different
approaches to the use of tobacco and nicotine. Some of these
reports are radically removed from more common forms of use and
include experiences with transdermal tobacco, homemade snuff,
nicotine gum, and nicotine patches.
We have just begun the process of collecting, sorting, and cataloging
Myron and Jean Stolaroff's vast archive of letters, writings, and
ephemera related to Myron's research into consciousness and
psychoactive drugs. Earlier this month, we borrowed thousands of
documents from the Stolaroffs and have begun to prepare them for
eventual digitizing and online publication.
New and revised information about metabolism, contraindications,
drug testing, chemical content, clones, acetone and DMSO tinctures,
extraction, price, "X" extracts, and more, as well as new resources
Two toxicologists describe how withholding key information regarding
illegal substance use from emergency physicians can result in a
patient receiving inappropriate treatment.
The Teafaerie makes the argument for creating primary records of
psychoactive experiences explaining that every bit of data brings us
closer to understanding the Big Picture.
A U.S. District Court judge rules that the U.S. Religious Freedom
Restoration Act (RFRA) protects the Santo Daime's use of ayahuasca
as part of their sincere religious practices.
Salvia divinorum is usually propagated through clones and rarely
grown from seed. This article examines historical and practical
aspects of S. divinorum cultivation.
A series of bioassays meticulously documented by Zhah. Includes some
results of GC/MS analysis of the extract used. Originally appeared in
the final issue of The Entheogen Review.
Brief summaries of research looking at the urge to smoke while
drinking alcohol, and at nicotine's complex interactions with the
brain's reinforcement systems.
EcstasyData.org is a project of Erowid Center that conducts
laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets and publishes the
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