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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.
In History...10, 15, 30, And 50 Years Ago Today
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.
Events
4th International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances
(May 30-31, 2016) in Budapest, Hungary
http://novelpsychoactivesubstances.org

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
http://visionarycongress.org/

Scholars, healers, activists, and artists addressing the leading edge of investigations into heightened states of awareness.
Latest Additions
"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 peyote.
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.
Mentions
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. Recent changes in Europe's MDMA/ecstasy market
    An April 2016 report by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Documents rise in MDMA content of tablets.
  2. Loperamide Vault
    Information about this anti-diarrheal medication that also has some mu-opioid activity. Used by some opiate addicts to reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Experience Reports
(see 135 new)
  • The Most Wonderful Introduction (2C-B), by Psychonautika
    "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..."
  • Second Time Around (3,4-CTMP), by Candy_Apple_Strange
    "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..."
  • Aphrodisiac Extract (Nymphaea nouchali var caerulea), by Torachi
    "[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..."
From the Vaults
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..."

For a more complete list of new content at Erowid go to: https://erowid.org/new.php
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