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Drug Geek Factlet
Mar 10-15, 1985: Even as regulators scrutinize MDMA prior to its scheduling, 35 researchers and clinicians assembled at Esalen Institute to discuss its therapeutic potential.

25 Years Later... Apr 15-18, 2010: The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) -- a co-sponsor of the historic 1985 Esalen meeting under its former name, the Earth Metabolic Design Foundation -- prepares to convene Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century. This international conference will feature more than 80 presenters speaking about research, science, and the culture of psychedelics.
Latest Additions
Two recent law enforcement raids on Kansas-based ethnobotanical vendors who sold unscheduled psychoactive products raise issues about the fuzzy boundaries of the law and the role of intent in such cases.
Among his many research accomplishments, Grob conducted the first FDA-approved study of MDMA in human subjects, investigated the long-term effects of ayahuasca among UDV members, and has studied the use of psilocybin to treat Stage IV cancer-related anxiety.
This 32-page promotional comic was part of an 8-comic set that cost 15 cents plus one Wheaties-brand cereal box top. It features the iconic Disney character peddling a patent medicine named "Peppo", and a "medicine man" who secretly sedates his fellow tribesmen.
Crew Notes
Erowid Center will be at the MAPS-sponsored Psychedelic Science in the 21st Century conference in San Jose, CA, April 15-18. We will be hosting activities for Erowid members during the conference. If you are considering attending the event, remember that prices go up on March 15! Tickets available at

Learn about Dirty Pictures, the new Shulgin documentary premiering at the SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX - Mar 13:
From the Vaults
Individuals who self-identify as being informed about psychoactives push the boundaries of knowledge and understanding in this controversial field. Learn what drug geeks do and why they are vital to the propagation of quality information.
More New Content
  1. Teatime: Less is More
    The Teafaerie extols the virtues of lower, less frequent doses in light of hard-learned lessons.
  2. PIHKAL Appendix B: Glossary of Terms
    The Shulgins' dictionary of terms about the area of psychedelic drug experimentation, originally published in PIHKAL, Appendix B.
  3. MDPV Effects
    Reports for this unregulated stimulant vary widely and duration of effects seems very dose-dependent.
  4. Hallucinations from the Net
    A translation of a German radio show and online text about Erowid, based on an interview with medical anthropologist N. Langlitz.
Ecstasy Data is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets and other drugs, and publishes the results online.
  • Betsy (Houston, TX)
    Contains DXM.
  • Molly Pipe
    The lab has failed to identify the substance in this capsule. We're publishing the GC/MS results to assist in its identification. An analytical chemist consultant provided some notes about the results. We're looking for additional help identifying this mystery chemical!
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