Erowid Monthly
Happy June! The new issue of Erowid Extracts has been mailed out to members and should arrive in mailboxes soon if it hasn't already.

Thanks to everyone who contributed during the May matching campaign! We successfully met our goal of raising $7,222.22 in qualifying donations that were matched with an equal amount by campaign backers.
Drug Geek Factlet
Analytical chemistry has become so sensitive that compounds related to LSD, cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines, and opiates can be measured in the air of major cities. These chemicals were repeatedly detected (at very low levels) in the ambient air in Rome, Madrid, and Barcelona. Air sampling may become a new way to measure levels of cumulative drug use in cities.
Latest Additions
More information about people's reactions to this uncommon synthetic psychedelic. This article describes the results of a survey about 2C-B-Fly's effects that was given to 26 people who had tried it.
Following the launch of Erowid Center, we conducted surveys to help determine the current demographics of visitors, and to query them about a few cannabis-related issues. Each survey received approximately 20,000 responses.
A summary of street LSD testing data compiled by Eduardo Hidalgo, of Energy Control in Spain. Includes images and quantitative results. A translation and edit of Chapter II from the book ¿Sabes lo que te metes? Pureza y Adulteración de las Drogas en España (2007).
"Ask me about psychoactive plants and drugs!" Over June 12-14, 2009, Erowid Center ran an information booth at the 31st Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, California. A big thanks to the volunteers who helped Erowid provide information to festival attendees.
Crew Notes
Heartfelt congratulations to Antheia, senior experience report reviewer, on the birth of her daughter on March 12 (8.1 lbs). She describes the event as: "...a textbook birth actually [...] All and all it was easier than a bad acid trip." We wish you both well!
From the Vaults
Foreshadowing recent media-fueled "drug menaces" like GHB and Salvia divinorum, this 1972 book chapter exposes the troubling role media coverage played in spreading inhalant use during the 1960s. This is Sylvia's pick for our new "From the Vaults" section, which highlights important existing documents in Erowid's archives.
More New Content
  1. EcstasyData and Google Ads
    Read why Google canceled their AdSense service to our testing project in 2008.
  2. Teatime: Last Saturdays Club
    The Teafaerie covers intention in group psychedelic experiences. A sneak peak at content from the June issue of Erowid Extracts.
  3. Rats Prefer Sweetened Water to Cocaine
    A brief summary of a study investigating research animal preferences when offered the choice between cocaine and water sweetened with either sucrose or saccharin.
  4. Testing Gymnopilus luteofolius
    Results of laboratory analysis for a specimen of the Gymnopilus luteofolius mushroom, which was rumored to contain psilocybin. The tested mushroom showed evidence of bluing but lab analysis revealed that the sample did not contain psilocybin or psilocin.
  5. Transcribing Dr. Shulgin's Lab Books (PDF)
    A short overview of our work to transcribe Dr. Alexander Shulgin's lab notebooks. There is a lot left to do on the project! Includes information on how to get involved.
  6. Dosage: Twenty Minutes of Pure Erowid
    In a humorously framed experience report, an Erowid member takes us along as he introduces Anne, a drug abuse counselor, to Erowid.
Ecstasy Data is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets and publishes the results online.
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