Erowid Monthly
Greetings and happy 2016. The new issue of Erowid Extracts should be reaching mailboxes this week. It's dedicated to the Shulgin Archiving project and is full of great stories and photos.

There's a fantastic eBay auction happening this week as well, benefiting Erowid and MAPS. More than a hundred items are listed, from the affordable to the rare and valuable. Vintage and signed blotter art, books, posters and much more. Check it out, make a bid!
In History...10 Years Ago This Month
The LSD Symposium "Problem Child and Wonder Drug" convened in Basel, Switzerland on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Albert Hofmann, the the man who first synthesized and ingested LSD. Widely covered by the media, the event even attracted protesters.
Driftless Psychedelic Therapy Symposium
(Jan 29-31, 2016) in Viroqua, WI, USA

Current research and trends in the legal use of psychedelics and expanded states of consciousness in therapy.
Latest Additions
Overview of kratom use outside of traditional settings, including dosages and effects. Includes a retrospective of one person's experiences and a report of an unusual side-effect. Originally published in Erowid's newsletter, Erowid Extracts.
Account of the use of powdered coca tea, and an encounter with a Customs inspector many months after an online order. Includes description of preparation and method for buccal administration. Originally published in Erowid's newsletter, Erowid Extracts.
The English-language Psychedelic Experience FAQ was published twenty years ago this month. This is the third publicly-available translation, after Finnish and Hungarian. The FAQ format was popularized on Usenet. Thanks go to ExPoro for this translation.
Crew Notes
Some major milestones in 2016 > Experience Reports Vault volunteers Antheia, Survival and Lizard have participated in triaging and reviewing reports for 10 years. Meanwhile, LotN has triaged over 7K reports since 2009. For anyone who has stuck with report triaging for any length of time ... so much gratitude!
Ecstasy Data
EcstasyData is an Erowid project that conducts laboratory testing of ecstasy tablets, research chemicals, and other drugs. We publish our results online along with analyses from other testing programs.
Erowid is often mentioned in articles and books. Mentions may include positive or critical reviews, as well as citations of Erowid content.
More New Content
  1. A Discussion of T. iboga's Legal Status in Schedule I in the U.S.
    Tabernanthe iboga is one of the few plants that is mentioned by name within the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
From the Vaults
Similar to the "set and setting" meme introduced in the 1960s to bring attention to the importance of context when using psychedelics, this list highlights factors to consider when using psychoactives.
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