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Erowid Monthly Announcement : Dec 2010
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Drug Geek Factlet
Following concerns about wide-scale adulteration of cocaine supplies, DanceSafe's Nathan Messer and psychiatrist and molecular biologist Dr. Michael Clark have developed a levamisole testing kit. The kit is not yet available for purchase, but they are in early stages of testing.
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Latest Additions
Borametz, Erox, Geranamine, Spice, K2, Pherenol...? Misbranding or claims that synthetic products come from natural sources is far from uncommon on the grey market. This article discusses several examples.
In the aftermath of Glauco Villas Boas' murder, a legislative attempt was made to overturn the most important document governing the use of ayahuasca in Brazil. The resulting hearings reviewed two decades of debate about ayahuasca.
What is involved in the preservation of important collections of psychoactive-related documents? Erowid Center has developed a policy statement emphasizing free online access to historical data. Efforts to preserve archives should include a digitization plan.
The Psychozoic Press, a quarterly publication on psychedelics that was produced in the 1980s, later evolved into Psychedelic Monographs & Essays. Erowid is producing and archiving a newly typeset digital edition of this window into psychedelic culture of the Reagan era.
Crew Notes
On December 11, Erowid Senior Editor Jon Hanna, along with Tania and Greg Manning, will be speaking about the Shulgin Legacy Project at MAPS' Catalysts conference in Los Angeles. Erowid and the Shulgins are grateful to those who made contributions in the last month to support work on the Shulgin Collection.
From the Vaults
Published just as legal sanctions on LSD and other psychedelics were beginning, this classic text covers research into psychedelics during the pre-prohibition stage. At the time of its first edition in 1966, the back cover stated: "This is a sober and authoritative appraisal of what is currently the most controversial development in the study of human personality."
More New Content
  1. Major Law Update: Spice & Related Products
    The DEA has declared a Notice of Intent to schedule five cannabinoid receptor agonists that are sold in powder form or are contained in smoking blends.
  2. 4-Acetoxy-DMT Effects
    The effects of this uncommon research chemical are most often compared to those of psilocybin-containing mushrooms. A 4-Acetoxy-DMT Dose Page was also added.
  3. EMCDDA Risk Assessment Report of 4-Methylmethcathinone
    (Sep 2010) European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction summary findings based on an analysis of the scientific and law enforcement data available about mephedrone.
Experience Reports
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Ecstasy Data
EcstasyData.org is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other testing results online.
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