Psychedelic Salon

By Lorenzo | Items of interest for the Tribe.

People Who Trip on Psychedelics Are More Likely to Be Environmentally Conscious

A common refrain of people emerging from hallucinatory highs, whether LSD, mescaline or peyote, is that consciousness-altering psychedelic drugs can …


If Pot Is Legal in Your State, Shouldn't That Mean You're Allowed to Grow It at Home?

Eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and of those, only Washington does not allow people to grow their own pot plants. But …


5 Weird Ways Marijuana Affects Men And Women Differently

Estrogen plays an important role when it comes to THC.Marijuana affects men and women in different ways and it’s not because of size. Some research …


You Won't Believe Al D'Amato's New Gig

Alphonse D'Amato, the former Republican U.S. senator from New York, will be a lobbyist for the Marijuana Policy Project, the New York Daily News …


A new website wants to be 'CNBC for cannabis'

A new website launched Tuesday aims to be the cannabis industry's preeminent source for in-depth financial reporting.<p>The Green Market Report will publish news briefs on all facets of the cannabis business, including banking issues, investment, cultivation and extraction, as well as cannabis stock …


Marijuana use in the U.S. has increased sharply since 2005 but not because of legislation, study says

American adults are smoking more pot, but increased cannabis use does not appear to be due to wider availability of legal marijuana, a new study …


Pot Prisoners: Meet Five Victims of the War on Drugs

Marijuana is becoming less stigmatized, but there are still plenty of people serving decades – even life – on weed-related charges<p><b>Conviction:</b> …


Chart: 19% of cannabis businesses are owned or were founded by racial minorities - Marijuana Business Daily

<i>(This is the final installment in a series of charts regarding women and minorities in the cannabis industry. Click here to read Part I, click here</i> …


Banned pesticides from illegal pot farms seep into California water

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California's forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state's water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show.<p>The presence of …


The 10 Biggest Companies That Subject Workers to Drug Testing

For the past 35 or so years, millions of American workers have had to submit to a humiliating, privacy-invading procedure to get or keep a job: the …


3 Famous Philosophers Who Took Psychedelics and Pronounced It Mind-Changing

Despite being prohibited in the U.S. for nigh on half a century now, psychedelics are making a comeback. Researchers are studying their use in the …


The Ugly Motive Behind Trump's Repeal of DACA

Since the election, time and time again, Trump and members of his administration have touted “law and order” rhetoric, to advance an agenda that aims …


Prosecutor indicted on 17 counts of misconduct after his marijuana ‘vigilante’ police force ruled illegal

An Illinois special prosecutor has been put on administrative duties after being indicted on 17 charges of misconduct for a “vigilante” police force …


Uncertain legal status of financial transactions in marijuana industry lead to bitcoin, cryptocurrency development - | Patents & Patent Law

“Bitcoin IMG_5303” by BTC Keychain. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.<p>On July 27th, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations held a hearing of the full …

Intellectual Property

Why Are More Seniors Using Marijuana?

John, a surgeon, had been helping people with chronic pain for decades when he broke his own hip.<p>After two surgeries in 2011, he found himself with a …


Word on the Tree

August 18, 2017<p>For some pop songs, the drug references are pretty blatant. For others, a tribute to favorite substances came with a wink and a nod.

Pop Music

Teen marijuana use falls to 20-year low, defying legalization opponents’ predictions

In 2016, rates of marijuana use among the nation's 12- to 17-year-olds dropped to their lowest level in more than two decades, according to federal survey data released this week.<p>Last year, 6.5 percent of adolescents used marijuana on a monthly basis, according to the latest National Survey on Drug …


Got the End-of-Summer Blues? Here’s How Marijuana Can Help

The possibility that a woman could have painless labor became an idée fixe of H. L. (“Doc”) Humes, a literary wunderkind and MIT science prodigy who …


Chart: Minorities occupy 17% of executive positions in marijuana industry - Marijuana Business Daily

<i>(This is Part III in a series of charts regarding women and minorities in the cannabis industry. Marijuana Business Daily will publish the final</i> …


DOJ is secretly using IRS to investigate Colorado pot shops in guise of audits, lawsuit says

The U.S. Department of Justice is secretly using the Internal Revenue Service to conduct criminal investigations into otherwise legitimate marijuana …


Global Banks Sabotage Uruguay’s Efforts to Legalize Marijuana

It's hard to do business without banks.

United Nations

The Claim That the Border Wall Will Stop Drug Smuggling Is Just More Trump Bullsh*t

President Trump sure loves his border wall. It was a staple of his campaign rhetoric, and despite Mexico's firm insistence that there is no way …

United States

Hippies, Radicals, Pranksters: Jerry Rubin Has a Bio and Paul Krassner Has a Review

Pat Thomas, the author of “Did iT! From Yippie to Yuppie: Jerry Rubin, an American Revolutionary,” had noticed that there were six books about …

Republican National Convention

Cannabis Use During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

An expert discusses the controversial topic.<i>What do we know about marijuana's effects on unborn children?</i>Pamela is newly pregnant with her third …


What’s the Matter with California Cannabis?

San Francisco MagazineChris RobertsChristie Hemm KlokA sampling of dispensary pot brings bad tidings: Much of the Bay Area’s cannabis is tainted with …


Make Pot Legal for Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury

The explosion that wounded me during a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan in 2010 left me with a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. In 2012 I was medically retired from the Marine Corps because of debilitating migraines, vertigo and crippling depression. After a nine-year career, I sought …


Labor Day Weekend Is Top Holiday For Marijuana Sales

Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer as Americans (and Canadians) celebrate the labor movement with picnics, barbecues and one last …


Trump Sells Snake Oil on Opioids

8 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Marijuana's Key Medical Ingredient

CBD is amazing—and misunderstood. Here's what you need to know.It doesn’t get you high, but it’s causing quite a buzz among medical scientists and …