Myth: Everyone is Treated Equally Under Current Drug Laws

Myth: Everyone is Treated Equally Under Current Drug Laws
This week, over 1,500 people representing over 80 countries will gather in Atlanta at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), where attendees will participate in panels, talks, and other events centered around the failed Drug War (including us). In the wake of this global gathering for drug policy reform, ... Read more
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News Oct 9, 2017

Join DanceSafe at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference This Week

Join DanceSafe at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference This Week
On Wednesday, October 11, people from over 80 countries will gather in Atlanta for the Drug Policy Alliance’s biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference. Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by ... Read more
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News Oct 9, 2017

Help DanceSafe stay on-beat with our 2017 Fall Auction!

Help DanceSafe stay on-beat with our 2017 Fall Auction!
For twenty years, DanceSafe has been a recognized name in the electronic music, festival, and nightlife communities. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free harm reduction services to members of the nightlife and festival communities, including tools and information to help individuals make healthy and informed lifestyle choices. At ... Read more
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News Oct 6, 2017

10/03/17 #TestItTuesday Alert: No DMT Detected in Powder Sourced From Vancouver

10/03/17 #TestItTuesday Alert: No DMT Detected in Powder Sourced From Vancouver
A white crystalline powder sold as DMT and distributed in small decorative bags contains no DMT based on this EcstasyData.org entry. There were no reactions on the Marquis, Mecke, or Mandelin reagents, and lab notes state that table salt and sugar were ruled out. The powder was soluble in methanol and there is no silver nitrate reaction. No DMT was ... Read more
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News Oct 3, 2017

Actually, You Can’t Give Yourself Hep C

Actually, You Can’t Give Yourself Hep C
By Kat Humphries Programs Director, Harm Reduction Action Center In the midst of an opioid epidemic, and with rates of injection drug use on the rise in the United States, it’s time we start seriously discussing hepatitis C – starting with one of the most common rumors passed around: you cannot give yourself hepatitis C. That’s right ... Read more
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News Oct 2, 2017

09/26/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Powder Sold as MDMA Testing as 3-MMC

09/26/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Powder Sold as MDMA Testing as 3-MMC
Powder sold as MDMA tested as 3-Methylmethcathinone (or 3-MMC), a synthetic entactogenic stimulant of the cathinone chemical class that produces stimulating, entactogenic and mild hallucinogenic effects when administered. 3-MMC comes in a white powder or crystallized form which produces a powerful, fast-acting but short-lived euphoric stimulant-entactogen ... Read more
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News Sep 26, 2017

Caffeine = Drug

Caffeine = Drug
Let’s get it straight: caffeine is most certainly a drug. In fact, it is the world’s most consumed psychoactive drug–meaning it changes brain function and results in alterations in perception, mood, consciousness or behavior. Caffeine is legal and unregulated in nearly all parts of the world. The definition of ‘drug,’ in the most common sense of the ... Read more
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News Sep 25, 2017

Early Alert for Imagine Music Festival Attendees: Light Blue Dolphin and Orange ‘LV’ Pills Not Testing as MDMA

Early Alert for Imagine Music Festival Attendees: Light Blue Dolphin and Orange ‘LV’ Pills Not Testing as MDMA
We are issuing an early alert for Imagine Music Festival attendees based on an anonymous tip from a member of the Imagine community. It has been brought to our attention that two different pills that were sold as MDMA were unidentifiable when tested by the community member. One pressed tablet is a round, light blue pill with a dolphin on it. The other is a ... Read more
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News Sep 22, 2017

Retailer Makes Fentanyl Testing Strips Available in Canada

Retailer Makes Fentanyl Testing Strips Available in Canada
The canadian retail chain, 180 Smoke Vape Store, will make fentanyl testing kits available in its retail stores and website in Canada. 180 Smoke specializes in harm reduction products, with an emphasis on smoking alternatives like vaping. In line with its focus on harm reduction, 180 Smoke Vape Store now offers many drug testing kits. Read more
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News Sep 21, 2017

09/19/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Domestically Sourced ‘Dolphin’ Tablet Contains N-Ethylpentylone and Caffeine

09/19/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Domestically Sourced ‘Dolphin’ Tablet Contains N-Ethylpentylone and Caffeine
A round, salmon colored ‘dolphin’ tablet sourced from Little Rock, Arkansas tested as caffeine and N-Ethylpentylone, a substituted cathinone structurally similar to pentylone. Cathinones are colloquially known as “bath salts.” Little is known about N-Ethylpentylone and its effects, as its physiological and toxicological actions have not been characterized. ... Read more
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News Sep 19, 2017