Erowid Monthly
The new Erowid Extracts will be out soon. As we worked on this issue, focused on twenty years of experience reports, we're reminded of the importance of what has been a truly collaborative effort to bring light to topics that have been darkened by a century of prohibition.

A new Erowid shirt, sporting a large Erowid logo on the left side, is now available as a donation thank you, as are lots of new blotter art designs (they make great gifts!). Also, DMT and MDMA glass molecules are back in stock.
Drug Geek Factlet
November 1996, California Proposition 215 was passed, marking the beginning of the US medical marijuana movement and the drive towards recreational legalization, with eight states and Washington DC fully legalizing possession as of December 2016.

In December 1996, Erowid first saw the word "mimosahuasca" used. That year we received experience reports for the combination of Mimosa hostilis/tenuiflora and MAOIs including Syrian Rue, B. caapi, and moclobemide.
CIIS Event: "Erowid's Psychoactive Encyclopedia"
(Jan 26, 2017) in San Francisco CA

"Erowid's renown is growing, and it came about through the vision of its founders, Earth and Fire, the Northern California couple who run the site with a lean staff (and many volunteers). Join Matt Segall for this rare opportunity to hear Earth and Fire talk about the origins and history of Erowid, their personal stories and backgrounds, where their work is headed, and what the hype is all about."
Latest Additions
This "Lab Book Devoted to the Reports of Others" comprises accounts shared with Sasha by members of his research group, friends, and colleagues. Spanning 1985-1986, it predominantly covers phenethylamines, anticipating the creation of PiHKAL.
Chemist Paul Daley describes sorting, cataloging, and moving the contents of Sasha Shulgin's chemical "magic stockroom", where volunteers identified the collection of compounds he had made, and cleaned up the material remains of his chemistry.
Another in this historic series, includes 136 ug LSD tablets, TLC for identifying psilocybin, colorimetric testing for DOM, and DPT on parsley ("Reportedly, the research chemist manufacturer bragged that he could keep adding a carbon and stay ahead of the law").
The fourth in the series of translations of Erowid's guide to relating responsibly to psychoactive plants and drugs.
Crew Notes
A big thank you to the eleven Erowid volunteers who recently completed transcribing Shulgin Pharmacology Book A. The Shulgin Lab Book Transcribing Project is one of our favorites, helping make Sasha's core documentation searchable and readable. The transcription of Book B is underway.
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.
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids (chapter)
    The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies (Dec 2016)
    "The Erowid self-reports (as shown in Table 13.4) shed light into the effects on users who do not come to medical attention, and their experiences may help elucidate reasons why people use Spice."
  • Psychedelic Activism Today
    Expanding Mind (Oct 2016)
    "...the older generations you guys didn't really have the chance for research, but this generation is really lucky because we have things like Erowid..."
More New Content
Experience Reports
(see 283 new)
  • Myself Then Love Then God (Psilocybe tampanensis), by Ben
    "I started to feel really connected to all other people, and disconnected from my ego. I was used to this with shrooms and LSD, but here the feeling of love and compassion was growing and growing without limit..."
  • Tastes Like Goat (Hydrocodone), by ouchy
    "I was asking my father what it would be like, if it would make me
    dizzy, having never taken codeine before I had no idea, a friend once told me it was like being drunk and that didn't sound very good; all he would say was, 'Just take the pill, it won't hurt you.'..."
  • Wicked Soreness (Sinicuichi), by psychonaut monkey
    "I felt like CRAP the whole night. Every muscle in my body was
    extremely sore and it hurt to move at all. My throat was sore and my lungs hurt when I tried to take in full breaths. Today when I woke up I still felt extremely sore..."
From the Vaults
In 2016's climate of increased openness to and about psychedelics for self-improvement, a glimpse back to 2003, when "that kind of climate [was] nowhere in sight".
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