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Drug Geek Factlet
On Sep 7, 2011, the DEA announced plans to temporarily schedule MDPV, 4-methylmethcathinone, and methylone in the United States. These three euphoric stimulants have been controlled in several European countries and a number of U.S. states over the last two years. The scheduling will not go into effect until a final notice is published in the Federal Register (no sooner than Oct 7, 2011).
After the 'War on Drugs': Envisioning a Post Prohibition World
(Sep 16-17, 2011) London

Horizons Conference
(Oct 14-16, 2011) New York
Latest Additions
Visionary artist Robert Venosa died in August after quietly battling cancer for years. Jon Hanna reminisces and reflects on his deep appreciation for Robert's life and work.
Bia Labate and colleagues from the Nucleus for Interdisciplinary Studies on Psychoactives address complex issues related to psychoactive drugs. This is a translation of the introduction to a Portuguese-language collection of writings that take a fresh, interdisciplinary look at their history, regulation, and modern use.
Crew Notes
Book reviewers took a little summer break; more reviews coming in the next Monthly.
From the Vaults
A classic text by psychedelic elder Myron Stolaroff describing some of the necessary considerations when attempting to get the most benefit out of the use of psychedelics.
More New Content
  1. Medicine / Circle, by Dale Pendell
    A poetic text by author Dale Pendell touching on the interrelationships between poison, medicine, spirit, and consciousness.
  2. Robert Venosa Vault
    A new Character Vault for the late visionary artist Robert Venosa, including links to photos of his art along with audio and video recordings.
  3. Datura Health
    A new Datura plant health page created after two young people died and two others were hospitalized in Spain after ingesting datura (along with other drugs). Blind as a bat, mad as a hatter...
  4. Shulgin Collection - Experience Reports
    Five more experience reports from Shulgin's lab books have been transcribed and added to the Experience Vaults. Featuring reports by Alexander Shulgin and friends dating from the early 1960s.
  5. Methamphetamine Addiction Research
    New study by Galloway et al. shows that strong cravings for methamphetamine decline linearly and head towards zero after 11-12 weeks of abstinence.
  6. MET Images
    New vault for images of the psychedelic chemical methylethyltryptamine.
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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