Spice-like products and cannabinoid receptor agonists continue to
inhabit the news. Although the DEA has not yet controlled the
chemicals found in these products at the federal level, they are
being controlled on a state-by-state basis.
Also, as last year's alphabetamines fade in Europe, they are drawing
more publicity in the U.S. This week, the ONDCP (the drug czar's
office) issued a press release warning about recreational
psychoactive chemicals packaged as "bath salts".
On February 3, 1998, Nicholas Saunders
--well-known author of three
books on MDMA and founder of Ecstasy.org--died at age 60 in a car
accident in South Africa. At the time, he was researching a book on
the connection between spirituality and psychoactive drugs.
Manifesting the Mind (April 28-29, 2011) in Madison, WI.
Billing itself as "Further Explorations of Human Consciousness", this
conference presents a collection of interesting speakers such as Wade
Davis, David Nichols, Roland Griffiths, Jeremy Narby, and others.http://www.btci.org/bioethics/default.html
Solandra is a genus of tropane alkaloid-containing vines native to
central Mexico. Closely related to Datura and Brugmansia, it has been
used ritually by the Huichol, Huastec, and Mixtec groups of Mexico
and its use associated with witchcraft.
Wordsmith Erik Davis, who recently released his fifth book, Nomad
Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica, dialogues with Jon Hanna
about the visionary landscape of California in this interview from
the Winter 2006 issue of The Entheogen Review.
Out of the prevailing chaos of the research chemical market, another
compound compared to MDMA/MDA emerged in 2010. Given the issues of
uncertain identity and purity, the effects profile of this
unsaturated benzofuran derivative of 6-APDB is unclear.
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A vault examining the attitudes about psychoactives and experiences
of family members. When it is discussed at all, information on this
taboo topic is usually shared privately and is rarely documented.
Similar in effect to psilocin, it is theorized that 4-Acetoxy-MiPT is
metabolized into 4-HO-MiPT in the body in much the same way that
psilocybin is metabolized into psilocin before it reaches the brain.
The third issue of Erowid's digital edition of the Psychozoic Press
deals with psychedelic churches of the late 1970s and early 1980s,
and includes discussions about psilocybin-containing mushrooms, San
Pedro, and baby Hawaiian woodrose seeds.
A vault dedicated to the life and work of author Erik Davis.
Nearly two dozen images of paintings by psychedelic researcher Gary
Fisher are now posted at Erowid's Visionary Art Vaults.
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory
testing of street Ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other test
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