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1 US: Security Troops On U.S. Nuclear Missile Base Took LSDFri, 25 May 2018
Source:Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI)          Area:United States Lines:116 Added:05/25/2018

WASHINGTON - One airman said he felt paranoia. Another marveled at the vibrant colors. A third admitted, "I absolutely just loved altering my mind."

Meet service members entrusted with guarding nuclear missiles that are among the most powerful in America's arsenal. Air Force records obtained by The Associated Press show they bought, distributed and used the hallucinogen LSD and other mind-altering illegal drugs as part of a ring that operated undetected for months on a highly secure military base in Wyoming. After investigators closed in, one airman deserted to Mexico.

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2 US: Column: Exploring A World That Turns PsychedelicTue, 15 May 2018
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Williams, John Area:United States Lines:143 Added:05/19/2018

Microdosing is hot. If you haven't heard - but you probably have, from reports of its use at Silicon Valley workplaces, from Ayelet Waldman's memoir "A Really Good Day," from dozens of news stories - to microdose is to take small amounts of LSD, which generate "subperceptual" effects that can improve mood, productivity and creativity.

Michael Pollan's new book, "How to Change Your Mind," is not about that. It's about macro-dosing. It's about taking enough LSD or psilocybin (mushrooms) to feel the colors and smell the sounds, to let the magic happen, to chase the juju. And it's about how mainstream science ceded the ground of psychedelics decades ago, and how it's trying to get it back.

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3 CN BC: Vancouver Blazes Psychedelic Research TrailThu, 01 Feb 2018
Source:Georgia Straight, The (CN BC) Author:Lupick, Travis Area:British Columbia Lines:373 Added:02/03/2018

Decades after Canada abandoned the field, the B.C. Centre on Substance Use is investigating the benefits of drugs like MDMA and psilocybin

In 2011, Gerald Thomas was invited to an Indigenous community in a remote area of British Columbia. Working for the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C., he was one of a small team of scientists who observed 12 people take ayahuasca, an Amazonian mixture that induces vivid visual and auditory hallucinations as well as deep emotional and intellectual reflection.

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4 CN ON: Group Urges Safe Use Of Psychedelic SubstancesThu, 25 Jan 2018
Source:Kingston Whig-Standard (CN ON) Author:Crosier, Steph Area:Ontario Lines:80 Added:01/25/2018

In the hope of spreading awareness of the therapeutic benefits of MDMA, commonly known as ecstacy, one local psychotherapist is encouraging Kingstonians to explore and discuss the opportunities of psychedelic drugs.

"MDMA is an empathogen, it gives you more empathy and self-compassion, and so when you're in therapy with it you can look at your trauma with a little bit more openness," Richard Tyo, a registered psychotherapist and member of the Kingston Psychedelic Society, said on Wednesday. "It can really accelerate a lot of therapy."

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5CN BC: LSD, Marijuana Hits City In 1966Sat, 20 Jan 2018
Source:Vancouver Sun (CN BC) Author:Mackie, John Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:01/20/2018

LSD, MARIJUANA HITS CITY IN 1966

City, police freak out over 'berserk' man

On Jan. 17, 1966, The Vancouver Sun published a small story with an alarming headline, Man Goes Berserk While Using Drug. LSD had hit the city. "Police said they found the man, clad only in his pants, running around the 1600-block Yew shortly after 3 a.m., screaming that he was God," said the story.

"The man, aged 36, was frothing at the mouth, had a wild-eyed appearance and was completely devoid of reason, police said.

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6 US: Nicholas Sand, Prolific LSD Chemist, Dies At 75Sun, 14 May 2017
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Grimes, William Area:United States Lines:190 Added:05/14/2017

One day in 1964, Nicholas Sand, a Brooklyn-born son of a spy for the Soviet Union, took his first acid trip. He had been fascinated by psychedelic drugs since reading about them as a student at Brooklyn College and had experimented with mescaline and peyote. Now, at a retreat run by friends in Putnam County, N.Y., he took his first dose of LSD, still legal at the time.

Sitting naked in the lotus position, before a crackling fire, he surrendered to the experience. A sensation of peace and joy washed over him. Then he felt himself transported to the far reaches of the cosmos.

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7 US: OPED: LSD To Cure Depression?Mon, 13 Feb 2017
Source:New York Times (NY) Author:Friedman, Richard Area:United States Lines:107 Added:02/16/2017

Psychedelics, the fabled enlightenment drugs of the '60s, are making a comeback - this time as medical treatment.

A recent study claimed that psilocybin, a mushroom-derived hallucinogenic, relieves anxiety and depression in people with life-threatening cancer. Anecdotal reports have said similar things about so-called microdoses of LSD.

The allure is understandable, given the limits of our treatments for depression and anxiety. About a third of patients with major depression don't get better, even after several trials of different antidepressants. But I fear that in our desire to combat suffering, we will ignore the potential risks of these drugs, or be seduced by preliminary research that seems promising.

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8 US CA: LSD Doc 'The Sunshine Makers' Is A Merry Trip Through 1960sMon, 23 Jan 2017
Source:Los Angeles Times (CA) Author:Myers, Kimber Area:California Lines:42 Added:01/28/2017

[photo] Tim Scully, left, and Nick Sand pictured in a graphic from the documentary "The Sunshine Makers." (Nick Sand / Tim Scully / Passion Pictures / FilmRise)

As its title suggests, "The Sunshine Makers" is probably the happiest, most carefree drug documentary you're likely to see. The film explores the people behind the most well-known strain of LSD, who produced millions of doses in a single, sleep-deprived month. Their goal wasn't money, but instead they wanted to save the world: If everyone took LSD, they would experience the feelings of love and connectedness the hallucinogen promises.

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9 US NY: 'Mom Guilt' Is Here To Stay -- But LSD Isn't The Only AnswerTue, 24 Jan 2017
Source:New York Post (NY) Author:Riley, Naomi Schaefer Area:New York Lines:94 Added:01/24/2017

Mom guilt is here to stay. The stress of trying to be a calm, nurturing parent while also trying to keep our jobs, stay on top of school notices and remain married isn't going away. Not to mention the feeling that we're doing none of them particularly well.

But that won't stop some people from trying anything. Author Ayelet Waldman, for instance, tried LSD. In her new book, "A Really Good Day," she documents her experiment with "microdosing," taking very small quantities of LSD -- enough to make you calmer, more aware of your environment, more able to focus on your work, but without all those wacky hallucinations.

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10CN SN: Psychedelic Drugs Have Role To Play In ResearchMon, 21 Nov 2016
Source:StarPhoenix, The (CN SN) Author:Modjeski, Morgan Area:Saskatchewan Lines:Excerpt Added:11/24/2016

Whether it's LSD or magic mushrooms, psychedelic drugs have long been a point of contention. An upcoming event hopes to educate Saskatoon residents on their medical uses and their potentially research-rich future.

Organized by Erika Dyck, a University of Saskatchewan history professor and the Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine, the event is called An Evening of Psychedelics and takes place at the Underground Cafe on Nov. 23.

"Over the last few years there's been some real interest in what people are starting to call a psychedelic renaissance, where we're looking at psychedelics for their therapeutic potential today," she said.

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11 US: Psychedelics Psychedelics Offer Hope in Treating AnxietySun, 04 Sep 2016
Source:Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette (Fayetteville, Author:Mcdaniels, Andrea K. Area:United States Lines:202 Added:09/05/2016

BALTIMORE - Gordon McGlothlin, who took his first puff at age 12 behind his family's garage, tried to quit smoking for years, but no cessation technique worked until he used a psychedelic drug.

Researchers with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine gave the 69-year-old a derivative of psychedelic mushrooms similar to LSD and watched him "trip" in a therapy room during six-hour sessions.

McGlothlin experienced wild hallucinations, including watching his body slowly unraveling until it disappeared into a puff of smoke. After researchers took his blood pressure, he imagined a red, bloodlike fluid covering him from head to toe.

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12 US: Science Gives Psychedelics As Therapy A Fresh LookSun, 28 Aug 2016
Source:Baltimore Sun (MD) Author:McDaniels, Andrea K. Area:United States Lines:205 Added:08/28/2016

Hallucinogenics May Ease Addictions, Mental Disorders

Gordon McGlothlin, who took his first puff at age 12 behind his family's garage, tried to quit smoking for years, but no cessation technique worked until he used a psychedelic drug. Researchers with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine gave the 69year-old a derivative of psychedelic mushrooms similar to LSD, or acid, and watched him "trip" in a therapy room during six-hour sessions.

McGlothlin experienced wild hallucinations, including watching his body slowly unraveling until it disappeared into a puff of smoke. After researchers took his blood pressure, he imagined a red blood-like fluid covering him from head to toe.

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13 US MD: Escape From Planet Earth: Psychedelics, Religion, andWed, 17 Aug 2016
Source:City Paper (MD) Author:Kitchens, Travis Area:Maryland Lines:680 Added:08/17/2016

Most scientists don't include personal stories in their research reports, but for John Lilly, personal experiences and science experiments were the same thing.

His ears, eyes, mouth, and nose were calibrated probes.

His mind was the unbiased observer, the ideal model for dispassionate inquiry.

Knowledge and experience led him to new sets of questions, not firmly held beliefs.

But as anyone who has traveled into the psychedelic spaces knows, soon after arrival, one quickly finds out that the scientist's tool kit-language-is much too small and inadequate for the job. The scientist's reaction to the psychedelic experience is a set of questions that sound more like a seeker's. This is the crux of the enigma of John Lilly.

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14 US CO: Psychedelic MiracleWed, 20 Jul 2016
Source:Colorado Springs Independent (CO) Author:Stanley, J. Adrian Area:Colorado Lines:439 Added:07/20/2016

Hallucinogenic African Bark Could Be the Answer to Heroin Addiction, and Addiction in General

Richard Dilley had tried everything by the time he traveled to Mexico and agreed to ingest a drug derived from a hallucinogenic African shrub bark that, he was told, would alter his brain. All for the bargain price of $10,000.

While terrifying in a way, the drug known as ibogaine (or Tabernanthe iboga in its natural state) was, at this point, less of a horror than the drug Dilley had been addicted to since his teen years.

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15 CN BC: Benefits Sought From 'Psychedelic Renaissance'Wed, 27 Apr 2016
Source:Vancouver 24hours (CN BC) Author:MacKenzie, Eric Area:British Columbia Lines:63 Added:05/02/2016

Researcher believes clinical trials of psychedelic drugs would show even greater impact

People with a history of psychedelic drug use are less likely to commit acts of domestic violence, according to a new study co-authored by a University of B.C. researcher.

Zach Walsh, co-director of UBC Okanagan's Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law, found that male inmates in an Illinois county jail who took drugs such as LSD, MDMA or psilocybin (magic mushrooms) prior to their incarceration were arrested for domestic battery within six years of their release 27% of the time.

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16CN BC: Psychedelic Drugs May Curb Domestic Violence, UBC StudyWed, 27 Apr 2016
Source:Vancouver Sun (CN BC) Author:Crawford, Tiffany Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:04/28/2016

Psychedelic drugs have made a resurgence as medications to treat illnesses from post-traumatic stress disorder to end-of-life anxiety, but researchers at the University of B.C. say the substances might also rein in domestic violence.

The UBC Okanagan study, published last week in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found that 42 per cent of imprisoned men in the U.S. who did not take psychedelic drugs after their release were arrested within six years for domestic battery, compared to 27 per cent for those who had taken drugs such as LSD, psilocybin - also known as magic mushrooms - and MDMA, which is known by the street name ecstasy.

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17CN BC: Could Psychedelic Drugs Curb Domestic Violence?Wed, 27 Apr 2016
Source:Province, The (CN BC) Author:Crawford, Tiffany Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:04/28/2016

UBC Study: Project Uncovers Some Surprising Results

Psychedelic drugs such as acid, ecstasy and magic mushrooms have been making a resurgence as a medicine to treat a range of illnesses from post traumatic stress disorder to end of life anxiety.

Now researchers at the University of B.C. say the drugs may help curb domestic violence committed by men with substance abuse problems.

The UBC Okanagan study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found that 42 per cent of U.S. adult male prison inmates who did not take psychedelic drugs were arrested within six years for domestic battery after their release, compared to a rate of 27 per cent for those who had taken drugs such as LSD, psilocybin (magic mushrooms) and MDMA (ecstasy.)

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18US: Actress Shared Life, Lsd With Cary GrantSat, 21 Nov 2015
Source:National Post (Canada) Author:Bernstein, Adam Area:United States Lines:Excerpt Added:11/24/2015

Writer starred in films with movie legend and took up causes to help others

Betsy Drake, an actress and writer who in the 1950s introduced her then-husband, Cary Grant, to the hallucinogen LSD, endured his infatuation with Italian screen siren Sophia Loren and survived the sinking of the Andrea Doria ocean liner, died Oct. 27 at her home in London. She was 92.

Her death was confirmed by a friend, Michael Schreiber, who did not cite a specific cause.

Drake, whose grandfather helped build the landmark Drake and Blackstone hotels in Chicago, described a life of glittering highs and shattering lows. She spent her earliest years in Paris, where her U.S. expatriate parents embraced the roar of the Roaring '20s.

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19 Canada: Psychedelic Drugs May Be Helpful In Treating AddictionWed, 09 Sep 2015
Source:Globe and Mail (Canada) Author:Weeks, Carly Area:Canada Lines:97 Added:09/12/2015

Canadian experts want policy-makers to rethink perception of these medications to let research advance, but others urge caution

Psychedelic drugs, including LSD and MDMA, could help some patients struggling with addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, according to a new analysis that urges Canadian policy- makers to reconsider their perception of those drugs.

The analysis, published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, says several small studies show psychedelics may be effective at treating certain patients, but that "popular misconceptions" about the risks of the drugs are hampering research efforts. The authors argue that any novel treatment that may ease the symptoms of PTSD, addiction or anxiety should be explored, especially considering the limitations of available treatments.

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20CN BC: Study Of Psychedelics PushedWed, 09 Sep 2015
Source:Province, The (CN BC) Author:Eagland, Nick Area:British Columbia Lines:Excerpt Added:09/11/2015

Health Care: Researchers Say Substances May Help Treat Addiction, Depression, Anxiety

A trip to the doctor's office could someday mean a trip inside the doctor's office, if researchers calling for further study into the use of psychedelics for treating illness get their way.

Dr. Evan Wood, co-director of the Urban Health Research Initiative at the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/ AIDS, is one of four medical researchers behind an analysis published Tuesday focusing on the resurgence of research into psychedelic substances for treating illnesses, including addiction, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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