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In History... Seven Years Ago This Week
On February 21, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the DEA must allow members of the ayahuasca-using União do Vegetal church to import and use their DMT-containing brew until and unless a final decision is reached in their legal case which decides otherwise. This was a major victory for the religious use of psychoactives in the United States.
Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness
(Apr 4-6, 2013) in New Orleans, LA

The 33rd Annual SAC Conference will have presentations about psychoactive plant use in traditional and contemporary settings, as well as other topics related to altered states of consciousness.

Psychedelic Science 2013
(Apr 18-23, 2013) in Oakland, CA

The world's leading researchers and experts on psychedelics (including Earth and Fire Erowid) will present recent findings on the benefits and risks of a wide variety of psychedelics.
Latest Additions
Do psychedelics increase the potential for telepathic experiences? Answering with a whole-hearted affirmative yelp, the Teafaerie admits that proving that it happens, or performing such magic on command, can be problematic.
After speaking at the Entheogen Australis conference, Earth and Fire took time to geek out on the psychoactive plants and culture found halfway around the globe. DMT is everywhere! So are drug geeks.
Entheogen Review author Yachaj presents a history of mushroom cultivation focused on numerous improvements to underground techniques.
Crew Notes
Some of the Erowid Crew will be at the upcoming Psychedelic Science Conference in April (see above). We'd love to say hello to Erowid Monthly readers! If you haven't bought your tickets yet and are thinking of attending, get them now! :]

We've finished Erowid Center's corporate, non-profit tax paperwork for 2012, but curiously can't file yet because the IRS hasn't actually finalized the tax forms and instructions. Sigh.
From the Vaults
Published on Erowid in 1999, John W. Allen's book was the first "complete guide" to entheogenic mushrooms to appear on the Internet. It's been viewed by nearly half a million people over the past 14 years.
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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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