LINKS

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DRUG INFORMATION

Erowid
The world's primary website for authoritative drug information. Erowid, a non-profit organization, receives 100,000 site visitors daily.

Beckley Foundation
This Oxford-based foundation provides research grants in neuroscience and is associated with the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Research (MAPS)
MAPS is a privately held organization hosting conferences and providing research grants concerned with application of psychedelics and entheogens as interventions for specific medical disorders.

Shroomery
A worldwide community concerned with psychedelic use, providing a chat room and posting useful and rare documents helpful to researchers and the public.

ALTERNATIVE SITES

www.lsd25.20m.com
A British site providing much content related to LSD research.

Lisergia
A Spanish site concerned with psychoactive drug information and widely accessed throughout South America.

UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

Harvard
Harvard's faculty and graduate schools are accessible to students concerned with advances in pharmacology, chemistry, public policy and information technology.

RAND
RAND Drug Policy Research Center and its graduate school provide doctoral programs in public policy, with over 500 active projects worldwide.

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND SURVEYS

DEA
DEA's website contains drug information related to heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine abuse in divergent communities, and pricing and availability details helpful to researchers.

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
DAWN provides the incidence or emergency hospitals admissions from alcohol to aspirin, including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, MDMA, LSD, and essentially every available compound. An essential source for reliable data.

Monitoring the Future Survey
The Monitoring the Future Survey is the primary reference for drug incidence and availability in the United States. An invaluable reference for scholars.

LAW AND POLICY

European Coalition for Justice and Effective Drug Policies
This European site provides alternative policies to current laws and regulations.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) AND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION ACTIVIST SITES

Electronic Frontier Foundation
EFF is the premier organization concerned with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to government agencies (NSA, DOJ, DHS, FBI, etc.) and litigates in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco on a broad spectrum of issues involving digital rights, surveillance and privacy. Visitors are strongly encouraged to visit and support EFF's activities.

Electronic Privacy Information Center
EPIC supports FOIA litigation through its law school affiliates program (Public Interests Opportunities Program).

The National Security Archive
The National Security Archive at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. is a primary information source for government activities disclosed through FOIA and provided by contributors.

Federation of American Scientists Government Secrecy Project
FAS sponsors it's Government Secrecy Project, involving FOIA requests and commentary, hosted by Steven Aftergood, Ph.D. The FAS Listserve is helpful to FOIA requesters.

Freedom of the Press Foundation
This new organization, founded by Daniel Ellsberg, John Perry Barlow and others, provides funding and support for a wide range of FOIA requesters and government information disclosure activists, including limited support for responsible use of Wikileaks technology.

DRUG POLICY

Committee on Unjust Sentencing (COUS)
Established by the late researcher and psychiatrist John Beresford, MD, COUS provides prisoner information and support services for those incarcerated for psychedelics.

Drug Policy Alliance
This organization hosts conferences on drug topics, including legalization and decriminalization.

PERSONAL SITES

Dennis McDougal
Noted biographer Dennis McDougal is completing his new work on Bob Dylan ("Things Have Changed"). His project on the history of psychedelics is ongoing ("The Acid Chronicles").

Danelle Morton
Danelle Morton, formerly of People magazine, is a prolific ghost writer publishing on a multitude of biographies and topics. Her award-winning article on train-hopping subculure among youth was funded by the Boston Review.

Casey Hardison
Casey Hardision is incarcerated in the United Kingdom for manufacturing nine grams of LSD. Sentenced to 20 years, he is eligible for parole in 2013.

EDUCATIONAL

NASA Picture of the Day (screen saver)

WIRED Picture of the Day (screen saver)
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