Psychedelic Salon

By Lorenzo | Items of interest for the Tribe.

Does habitual drug use have a genetic, biochemical basis?

Nature versus nurture is an age-old question about how human traits and personalities are formed. But is drug addiction a result of genetics, life …

Genetics

Nixon Advisor Admitted War on Drugs Invented to Crush Anti-War and Black Movements

In 1994, a former Nixon policy adviser admitted the War on Drugs was waged not to keep Americans safe, but to crush dissent. According to John …

A Neuroscientist Explains Why Donald Trump Needs LSD

Photo Credit: Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com<p>It’s no secret that Donald Trump is an egomaniac. That’s pretty much a bipartisan belief. He’s been called a …

Lsd

Trump Goes Full Nixon on Law-and-Order Executive Orders, Vows 'Ruthless' War on Drugs and Crime

Photo Credit: Image by Shutterstock, Copyright (c) Michael Dechev<p>In a sharp break with the Obama administration, which distanced itself from harsh …

Liberal POV

Cuomo Opposes Legal Weed, While Helping His Alcohol Industry Donors

Photo Credit: zev radin/Shutterstock.com<p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo waded into the national debate over drug policy, declaring his opposition to …

Cannabis

Why Republicans in Congress Are Suddenly at the Epicenter of Marijuana Reform

Photo Credit: Wikipedia<p>While the marijuana community—consumers, industry and advocates alike—eyes with trepidation the reign of avowed anti-pot …

Marijuana

'Pot Sasquatch' is real and it's here to get stoned and interrupt the local news

While you may have heard of Sasquatch, the large and hairy humanoid creature that walks on its hind legs, a new breed of Bigfoot has been discovered in Western Massachusetts: Pot Sasquatch.<p>A person dressed as a ginormous nugget of weed had a great time trolling WWLP meteorologist Jennifer Pagliei …

Sasquatch

Republican congressman introduces legislation that would take marijuana out of the hands of the federal government

The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act would allow states to determine their own marijuana policies.<p>Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California is proposing a law that would only allow states to determine marijuana policies, resolving the current conflict between state and federal marijuana …

Marijuana

The world's first aphrodisiac edible is here, thanks to fancy cannabis chocolatier 1906

You'll be flying high in love after indulging in these unique Valentine's Day chocolates.<p>1906, the upscale cannabis chocolatier launched in 2016 by …

Marijuana supplier hid pesticide from inspectors, former worker says

A federally licensed medical-marijuana company recently caught selling cannabis that contained a banned pesticide had used the dangerous chemical on its plants as far back as 2014, which it hid from Health Canada, says a former employee of Mettrum Ltd.<p>Thomas McConville, who worked as a grower at …

Cannabis

Why the Legalized Marijuana Industry Is Suddenly Worried

The prospect of Senator Jeff Sessions as U.S. attorney general has cast uncertainty over the country's nascent legalized marijuana industry, souring …

Cannabis

Police chiefs reject proposal for homegrown marijuana

Canada’s police chiefs are calling on Ottawa to reject some of the key recommendations in a federal report on the legalization of marijuana, stating the proposals by former Liberal minister Anne McLellan will be impossible to enforce.<p>In a new discussion paper, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of …

Marijuana

Customs agents seize 3,947 pounds of weed disguised as limes

Despite it becoming easier and easier for Americans to legally consume cannabis, thousands of pounds of of weed still comes across the border.<p>U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Texas discovered 3,947 pounds of "alleged marijuana" inside a shipment of key limes. Even a quick glance at …

Cannabis

Marijuana and Sex: How weed affects your sex drive — and can help your performance

Do marijuana and sex go hand in hand?<p>Many people find that the former can greatly enhance the latter. And this effect doesn't seem to be …

Cannabis

8 key findings on marijuana consumer trends from the 'Uber for weed'

On February 8, Eaze — a California-based marijuana delivery service and technology platform — released its second annual "State of Cannabis" report, which explores trends in consumer demographics and buying behaviors.<p>The so-called "Uber for weed" used data from 250,000 California users on the Eaze …

Silicon Valley

Health Canada to spot check medical marijuana after tainted pot recall

Department announces random testing on medical cannabis products after banned pesticides detected<p>Health Canada has announced it will begin random …

Synthetic marijuana substitutes are likely not safe

Drugs known as K2 or Spice, often sold as "safe" or "legal" versions of marijuana, are none of those things, a research review concludes.<p>These synthetic cannabinoids (SCBs) are not detectable with standard drug screening for the active substance in marijuana because they are very different, and …

Marijuana

Psychedelic drugs like magic mushrooms and LSD have key differences — here's what you should know

Scientists are increasingly hopeful that certain types of psychedelic drugs will one day be approved for medical purposes like treating depression and anxiety.<p>But what makes a psychedelic a psychedelic? How is it different from other drugs like cocaine or alcohol? And what makes a "trip" on one …

Lsd

The biggest potheads aren’t who you’d guess

They are the city’s new pot-smoking professionals — ganja-puffing teachers, TV execs and businessmen who go about their daily routines while under …

Cannabis

The Dream Is Still Alive For Alaska Pot Shop Smoking Lounge

Although an Alaskan retail marijuana shop’s efforts to get permission to open a pot lounge on the premises failed recently, there is still some hope …

Illinois Asks Trump to Let Banks Take Medical Marijuana Business

Federal rules effectively barring marijuana businesses from using banks stymie the medical marijuana industry.<p>An official in Illinois has asked President Donald Trump for guidance on his administration’s policy on the banking industry offering services to the cannabis industry.<p>In a statement …

Marijuana

Huge cannabis farm discovered within grounds at Legoland

Two men arrested after plants discovered on land in Windsor near to popular theme park.<p>Two people have been arrested after a huge cannabis farm was …

Thames Valley Police

Innovative Marijuana-Based Drug on Horizon (ZYNE, INSY)

With multi-state legalization and expanding marijuana approvals, the substance is being actively explored for usage in medicines. An industry report …

This common candy makes for a smarter, smoother high

As the marijuana industry explodes into untapped markets, the race is on to deliver increasingly potent new products. But some companies are focused …

Weed Nails and Marijuana Manicures Are Officially a Thing

There's a new nail trend that's been burning up our Instagram feed, and it's not even available (er, legal) nationwide. Surprising, right? Because, you see, the buzzy trend of weed nails and marijuana manicures involves nail artists crumbling marijuana leaves and placing specks onto the nail using …

Cannabis

This Is What Happens When Your Dog Gets Stoned

Stop laughing!<p>It can take a couple of days for a dog to come down from a marijuana high. As with most marijuana-related things—illegality makes research hard to come by—there's not metric to measure how stoned a dog can get. (Medical marijuana for dogs has very low levels of THC.) If it comes down …

Cannabis

Weed Prices Are Falling Thanks to Legalization

Thanks to the increasing number of states legalizing marijuana and people (legally) taking the initiative to grow their own bud, the price of weed …

Marijuana compound shows some potential for treating opioid addiction

A component of marijuana may help heroin users resist the urge to use the drug and alleviate withdrawal symptoms, but more research should be done in this area, according to a new review of previous research.<p>So far, research on these marijuana compounds, called cannabinoids, for treating opioid …

Addiction

Is It a Myth That LSD Can Permanently Fry Your Brain? - VICE

When I was 12, Dan, the kid at my middle school who already claimed to have done acid, told me about this guy one town over who had dropped so much acid, he just never stopped tripping. I took it as a serious admonition: Watch your dosage, or you can end up a vegetable, or at least a burnout. Dan …

Lsd