08/08/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Always Check Your LSD

08/08/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Always Check Your LSD

I don’t need to test my LSD, right? Wrong.

With the flood of New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) entering the unregulated black market, all substances are at risk of being adulterated or misrepresented. Becoming more and more prevalent in the drug market is 25I-NBOMe, a psychedelic hallucinogen that is being misrepresented and sold as LSD. “N-Bomb,” as it is oftentimes referred to, is a clear liquid with a bitter taste that can easily be placed onto blotter and sold as “acid.”

Fortunately, DanceSafe’s Erhlich’s reagent can tell you whether you have a substance that contains the indole alkaloid, the main hallucinogenic property found in ‘traditional’ and plant-based psychedelics–LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, DMT, and the like.

To test your LSD, place a small piece (about a quarter) of blotter, or a drop from a vial, into a ceramic test plate. Then place one drop of the Erhlich’s reagent onto the piece of blotter or drop of liquid. Within two minutes, the sample should begin to turn purple. If there is no reaction, there is no presence of the indole alkaloid, which means the substance is not LSD.

There are other NBOMe compounds all of which have no reaction on Ehrlich’s. Some NBOMe substances will turn yellow, green or orange on the Marquis reagent, and 25I-NBOMe will turn brown/green. But if your substance does not react on Ehrlich’s, it is a sure sign that it is not LSD.

As the highly adulterated black market continues to proliferate, it is more important now than ever to test before you ingest. Purchase your Erhlich’s reagent here.

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