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In History...50 Years Ago This Month
April 1966 - Sandoz Pharmaceutical recalls the LSD it had previously manufactured and distributed, and withdraws its sponsorship for work with LSD. One month earlier, "LSD: The Exploding Threat of the Mind Drug that Got Out of Control" had been Life's March 25th cover article.
(Apr 19-21, 2016) in New York, NY

The United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem is convening this month. The event begins on Bicycle Day, April 19th. Were they aware of that...? :|

Interdisciplinary Conference on Psychedelics Research
(Jun 3-5, 2016) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Hosted by OPEN Foundation and featuring current research into an array of psychoactive substances including psilocybin, LSD, ayahuasca, ibogaine, DMT, ketamine, and MDMA.
Latest Additions
Another of Dr. Shulgin's lab books is available in a searchable PDF edition. The eighth of the "Pharmacology" series, this lab book represents mostly subjective responses by Shulgin and his research group and active dose work-ups of more than 33 substances. It covers the end of 1984 through most of 1986.
A short essay in Chinese with English introduction. The author was motivated to develop a translation for "psychedelic"; historically Chinese relies on the word "hallucinogen". Proposes that characters signifying "Tao" and "heart", together, can be re-translated into English as "leading to the heart/mind" or "elucidating the mind".
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.
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  • 6 UC Santa Cruz Students Face MDMA Felonies...
    Alternet (Mar 2016)
    "[One can] anonymously send a sample of the drug to Results can be obtained on the website, usually within a few weeks. It is telling that in almost every article about the Wesleyan incident, these two harm reduction programs are not mentioned."
  • Erectile Dysfunction among People Who Use Ketamine and Poly-Drugs
    Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (Mar 2016)
    Cites report co-authored by Fire & Earth Erowid and including data from a web-based survey that recruited respondents via a notice posted on Erowid inviting substance users to participate in a survey on drug use and health.
More New Content
  1. How to Have a Bad Trip... (18 Tips for Maximizing Risk)
    How to Have a Bad Trip, Alienate Friends, Get Hospitalized, or Die from Taking Relatively Safe Drugs! A tongue-in-cheek look at some of the poor decisions people make when taking psychoactives, published on April 1, of course.
  2. UNODC: Terminology and Information on Drugs, 3rd edition (2016)
    UN Office on Drugs and Crime summary of basic information on eight classes of controlled substances, including forms, mechanisms of action, slang names, and production processes.
Experience Reports
(see 44 new)
  • A Fractal Zoom Out (DPT), by InnerExplorer
    "There were also several moments where I felt like it was on the edge of being 'too much' but with deep breaths I was able to keep pressing on. The only way out is through. I felt an incredible emotional release as well..."
  • Low Dose Trial Run (U-47700), by The_Fish
    "T-00:05 Prepared a capsule with roughly 1.3mg in it and got my Naloxone kit ready just in case for my sober sitter to help me out should the worst happen. T+00:00 Pop the first capsule and here I go. T+00:10 Light effects probably placebo, slight anxiety..."
  • Withdrawal (Cannabis), by M.J.
    "I decided to quit after about 10 or 11 years into my experience. When I did quit, the first couple of weeks was pretty stressful. I felt like I was emotionally out of control..."
From the Vaults
At the Mind States IV conference, Dr. David Nichols proposed a novel alternate reading of how Albert Hofmann's famous 1943 "Bicycle Day" experience came about, as well as a brief overview of his research.

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