This month we've begun publishing never before publicly available
issues of Microgram, launched in 1967 as the internal publication
of the Bureau of Drug Abuse Control, and later published by the DEA.
These first four issues give a glimpse of the drug control
establishment's view of "hippies" and the drugs they were using in
the pivotal late 1960s.
10 years ago (May 2006), Erowid.org had 49,329 average daily visitors.
15 years ago (May 2001), Erowid Extracts is first published.
Erowid.org had 19,299 average daily visitors (200,000 page hits/day).
30 years ago (May 1986), the first-ever conference on MDMA is held
in Oakland, CA, sponsored by the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic and the
Institute for Addiction Studies. Presenters include James Bakalar,
George Greer, Debbie Harlow, and David Nichols.
50 years ago (May 1966), Journal of the American Chemical Society
publishes Dr. Shulgin's "The Six Trimethoxyphenylisopropylamines", on
the TMA series of psychoactives.
4th International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances
(May 30-31, 2016) in Budapest, Hungary
Presentations predominantly through a European lens, with emphasis on
"innovative strategies to prevent [NPS] diffusion in society."
Women's Visionary Congress
(Jun 17-19, 2016) in Petaluma, CA, USA
Scholars, healers, activists, and artists addressing the leading edge
of investigations into heightened states of awareness.
"Now the following bit's my own personal thought / It is something
I've come to, not what I was taught..." (This month, the Teafaerie
muses on the short-acting tryptamine 5-MeO-DMT...)
Information about STP's (DOM) having recently been identified for the
first time after being distributed at a "love in" in San Francisco.
Also describes an unusual form of LSD in circulation that year.
Mentions Dow Chemical, where Alexander Shulgin had worked.
Detailed characterizations of bufotenin, ibogaine, and DET. Several
mentions of the activities of "hippies". Also covers several methods
for the chemical analysis of LSD.
A short issue covering "Peace Pills" (PCP). Describes a commercial
tablet sold by Parke-Davis containing PCP as a veterinary anesthetic.
Note the hand lettering on the graph on page 2.
Describes a high-potency cannabis oil product called "smash". Then
details an LSD synthesis method. Mentions the basics of a variety of
psychedelics including mushrooms, morning glory seeds, datura, and
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.
An April 2016 report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and
Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Documents rise in MDMA content of tablets.
Information about this anti-diarrheal medication that also has some
mu-opioid activity. Used by some opiate addicts to reduce withdrawal
"Looking across the wide ravine the enormous evergreen trees on the
other side were an incredible sight - they swayed magnificently in
the wind, the drug in my system making the leaves looked as if Van
Gogh himself had painted them..."
"This experience with 3,4-CTMP was much more enjoyable and
productive than my first, which involved a single oral dose of
15-20mg and which resulted in over-stimulation, insomnia, brain-fog
and generally unhappiness..."
"[0:10-2:00] The aphrodisiac qualities attributed to N. caerulea
became very apparent to me. It induced a high level of muscle
sensitivity, specifically in the lower torso region. In the less
potent extract, this was indistinguishable from the body load..."
An early articulation of one of the key premises underlying Erowid's
mission: the promotion of informed differentiation between specific
plants and chemicals. "Everyone makes choices about how to regulate
their moods and feelings..."
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