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In The Flesh: Seventy-five years ago (Jul 18, 1937), celebrated
American author and psychoactive drug enthusiast Hunter S. Thompson
In The News: Forty-three years ago (1969), hippies were pictured on a
LIFE magazine cover that announced: "The Youth Communes--New Way
of Living Confronts the U.S.".
In The Law: Ten years ago (2002), the DEA declared its intent to
emergency schedule 2C-T-7, BZP, and TFMPP. Seven years ago (2005), a
British ban on psilocybin-containing mushrooms took effect.
An examination of published and unpublished accounts of deaths
linked to the recreational use of this dissociative anesthetic
reveals incidents in four categories: pharmacological fatalities,
behavioral fatalities, suicides, and homicides.
The Johns Hopkins research into the effects of psilocybin on normal
adults hints at support for the idea that a dose around 20 mg/70 kg
can facilitate a meaningful and/or mystical-type experience, and that
preceding higher doses with lower doses could be beneficial.
This new timeline showing the history of conferences and events
related to psychoactives, with an emphasis on psychedelics, provides
a unique chronological view of the development of the science and
culture of this field, from the 1950s to the present.
The next time you hear someone bemoaning the scourge of recreational
drug users, ask them if what they're talking about isn't actually
irresponsible drug use. Because recreation, after all, is really a
rather lovely word.
The Adult Autism and MDMA/Ecstasy Study (until Jul 31, 2012)
For her PhD dissertation, Alicia Danforth is collecting surveys and
personal accounts from autistic/Aspergian adults (age 21+) who've had
experiences with MDMA (ecstasy). Those who fit the criteria are
encouraged to visit her web site before the end of July.
Survey: Ecstasy Craving & Ecstasy Use (until Sep 15, 2012)
Graduate student Alan Davis is exploring the subjective experience
of craving for ecstasy and other aspects of people's ecstasy
experiences. To participate in this survey, you must be 18-65 years
old, have used ecstasy at least 30 times over your lifetime, and at
least every other week for the past six months.
Though kava's primary use throughout Oceania is as a social,
mood-enhancing beverage, the plant is also part of the native
pharmacopoeia of that region, and is used medicinally for a wide
range of conditions.
Though among the earliest substituted cathinones to be released onto
the "legal high" market, flephedrone has not been one of the more
popular, and like many, reported experiences with it vary widely.
In this interview, which originally appeared in Portuguese,
anthropologists Bia Labate and Anthony Richard Henman discuss the
history and effects of San Pedro cactus.
The annual report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
on trends in illicit drug markets around the world.
Erowid is frequently mentioned in articles and books. These mentions
may be reviews, recommendations or the use of Erowid as a reference.
"What should we do about student use of cognitive enhancers?", Jun 2012
Describes Erowid.org as "[hosting] drug-related information and the
most comprehensive list of user-generated experience accounts."
Chapter G.3, "Other substance use", Jun 2012
Refers to Erowid.org as "a useful website with information about
everything to do with drugs".
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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