Erowid's September Public Support Drive was a big success. We got
1,240 donations during the month, 46 more than during the 2015 drive.
Thanks to everyone who participated by donating or spreading the
word, and a big thanks to those who backed the matching challenge!
We're all keeping an eye on the proposed emergency scheduling of
kratom. It appears that the scheduling has been at least temporarily
delayed due to public criticism of the proposed ban.
Oct 6, 1966: LSD became illegal in California, two years before the
federal ban. In the same month, Playboy published "a candid
interview" with ex-Harvard professor Timothy Leary.
Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics
(Oct 7-9, 2016) in New York, NY, USA
It's Horizon's 10th anniversary event. A great weekend conference
that examines all aspects of psychedelic drugs.
National Harm Reduction Conference
(Nov 3-6, 2016) in San Diego, CA, USA
Presentation of innovative harm reduction services and policies,
sharing of strategies and technical information on program
development and implementation.
Ann Shulgin reminisces about the 1992 International Transpersonal
Association conference held in Prague, and her experience observing
the remnants of the Russian occupation.
DPT on parsley cigarettes; beedi rumored to contain peyote (disproven),
an index of Microgram issues 1-6, a list of drugs controlled by the
Drug Abuse Control Amendments of 1965, counterfeit methamphetamine
tablets, and TLC & GC identification methods for several drugs.
Notions de Base de l'Usage Responsable #2 - Apprenez les différentes
interactions et contre-indications avec d'autres drogues récréatives,
médicaments, suppléments ou activités. [Learn about interactions and
contraindications with other recreational drugs, medications,
supplements, and activities.]
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.
STAT (Oct 2016)
"Drug checking in the United States exists on a small scale and with
a time lag. EcstasyData.org invites users to send pills or powders to
a Drug Enforcement Administration-registered lab for analysis."
Current Pharmaceutical Design (Sep 2016)
"...a literature search was performed on two representative databases
(Pubmed, Google Scholar), the Erowid Center website (a US non-profit
educational organization that provides information about psychoactive
plants and chemicals)..."
Main index and law page added for this short-acting opioid that was
temporarily placed in Schedule I on Sep 7, 2016.
The proposed U.S. emergency scheduling of kratom's psychoactive
chemicals, which was to take effect Sep 30, has been indefinitely
delayed in response to public outcry.
Erowid Extracts #28 commemorates the work of Alexander Shulgin.
Includes many photos.
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