Erowid Monthly
Thanks to everyone who contributed towards a new computer for Erowid last month. While we didn't raise enough to completely cover the costs, we came close. The new computer is in hand and things are again running smoothly! Huzzah!

Lots of churning in the laws regarding cathinone-related stimulants and synthetic cannabinoids around the world in the last six weeks. We're continuing to track changes. If you know about local legal changes or new substances showing up for sale in your area, please let us know and include any related URLs!
Alchemeyez Visionary Arts Congress (May 13-15, 2011) in Hawaii

For a limited time, the Alchemeyez organizers are offering two free passes to the conference for those who book their Hilton hotel room now. See details on their Facebook page:

Alchemeyez Special
Latest Additions
In 2010, we began hearing about urinary tract (UT) issues associated with the use of ketamine. Having talked to many heavy users over the past 15 years without hearing about UT problems, we used a series of surveys in October 2010 to ask visitors about their use of ketamine and its side effects.
Earth reviews and recommends Kathleen Green's new documentary "The Secret Life of Mushrooms". This upcoming film offers a fresh look at the current mushroom-using culture in the Mexican town Huautla de Jimenez, the influence of entheotourism, and some wonderful footage of the area.
From the Vaults
This catalog of LSD blotter, seized and tested by a DEA laboratory during the 1970s and 1980s, was published in the Microgram Bulletin (a DEA publication restricted to law enforcement) in July 1987.
More New Content
  1. Erowid Accepts Bitcoins!
    Erowid is testing out accepting donations through Bitcoin, a new ultra-geeky digital currency. It's one of the most interesting new online payment methods we've seen. If you're interested in cutting edge online payments, transaction privacy, or being a web nerd, check out this new encryption-computing based currency that pays users to provide their excess CPU time.
  2. Czech Republic Law
    The Czech Republic decriminalized personal possession amounts of many recreational drugs on Jan 1, 2010. Then, in April 2011, the Czech legislature banned 30 substances, including 4-methylmethcathinone, and several other stimulants that have recently become available.
  3. Discussion of Recent Ecstasy Research
    Recent research that received wide media coverage reported finding damage in the hippocampus area of ecstasy-users' brains. The paper has some methodological issues that were not mentioned in mainstream science reporting. Read the commentary and responses, a newly re-vamped feature of the Erowid references section.
Ecstasy Data
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street Ecstasy tablets and publishes these and other test results online.
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