Erowid Monthly
The new Erowid Extracts is being shipped this week! Among topics covered in this issue: Erowid's 20th anniversary, our EcstasyData project at 15, archiving the subculture, sapo, novel drug briefs, and "dream tripping".

We've added blotter art to our selection of thank-you gifts. There's new and vintage designs as well as limited edition pieces signed by people like Tim Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, the Shulgins, Ram Dass, and members of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. Check 'em out!
Drug Geek Factlet
In August 1970, the Chicago Police Department seized the first MDMA sample in the United States. Data from the analysis were announced at a meeting of crime laboratory chemists. [Passie 2015]
Telluride Mushroom Festival
(Aug 18-21, 2016) in Telluride, CO, USA

Celebrating all things fungi. A festival with a long long history.

Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
(Oct 7-9, 2016) in New York, NY, USA

It's the tenth anniversary of this annual event, examining the role of psychedelic drugs in science, healing, culture and spirituality.
Latest Additions
Erowid Extracts #28 commemorates the work of Alexander Shulgin, a pharmacologist and chemist known for his creation of new psychoactive chemicals. Sasha and his wife Ann's influence on Erowid is known to many but not all visitors to the site.
Friends and family, a Giants game, the beach, playing the viola, the lab... photos spanning lifetimes are being catalogued for posterity. A member of Team Shulgin shares observations and selections in a review of images from the Shulgin Archives.
Covering 1986-1994, this lab book almost exclusively comprises Shulgin work-ups and observations. Numerous trials with 2C-B and LSD as well as other 2Cs, dronabinol, methcathinone, several lysergamides and other chemicals included. Appears to be the last book with lab notes; subsequent ones focus on the experience reports of others.
In honor of Erowid's 20th year, we're rolling out translations of guidelines that apply not only to people who consider themselves "drug users", but also to anyone who at one time or another has used any "substāncia psicoativa".
Crew Notes
Volunteer Sysadmin: Erowid is seeking an experienced FreeBSD sysadmin in the San Francisco Bay Area. We need someone to do some hands-on work in SF in the next two months, helping to configure a security router and set up a new log analysis machine. IRC and xmpp required. Contact us with your resume, bonafides, and references.

Soon we will be looking for a contract web UX design team, and hiring a chief of staff. Stay tuned for further details and get your resumes ready!
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. 2016 UNODC World Drug Report
    This yearly report inventories drug-related challenges and does not include recommendations for structural changes to address root causes of harm related to the illicit drug trade.
  2. Erowid Extracts #27
    The whole-issue PDF is now available online.
Experience Reports
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  • A New Sunday Morning Sacrament (4-AcO-DMT & Methylone), by ChemicalBilly
    "CEV's are starting to blossom and boundaries are becoming fluid. It's not uncommon for me to feel some anxiety when coming up on psychedelics. I try to focus on my breath and help guide the energy in a positive direction."
  • Enough for Now (1P-LSD), by Inexpert Dreamer
    "I was aware of a disconnect between my 'psychedelic' self - liberated from inner narration, sexy, absorbed into the energy of the music - and the awkward realities of my actual body, with its muscle tension and flu-like weakness..."
  • I Want This to End (Diphenhydramine), by SchitzoJoe
    "+2:30 - Legs extremely restless, very very uncomfortable. Euphoria is no longer euphoric- more of just a 'sick' feeling. +3:00 - I want this to end. Nausea occasionally occurs, legs extremely restless. Still no visual hallucinations, auditory hallucinations gone."
From the Vaults
Addresses questions and criticisms about the Experience Vaults. Why do we consider them to be so important to our ongoing work? Describes design goals for the collection, the report review process, and properties of good experience reports.
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