Erowid Monthly
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.
In History...50 Years Ago Today
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.
Latest Additions
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.]
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.
  • Could drug checking have prevented Prince's overdose death?
    STAT (Oct 2016)
    "Drug checking in the United States exists on a small scale and with a time lag. invites users to send pills or powders to a Drug Enforcement Administration-registered lab for analysis."
  • The Synthetic Cannabinoids Phenomenon
    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)..."
More New Content
  1. U-47700 Vault
    Main index and law page added for this short-acting opioid that was temporarily placed in Schedule I on Sep 7, 2016.
  2. DEA Moves to Ban Kratom and its Active Chemicals
    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.
  3. Erowid Extracts #28 (PDF)
    Erowid Extracts #28 commemorates the work of Alexander Shulgin. Includes many photos.
Experience Reports
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