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#TestIt Alert Issued for Meridian, MS

#TestIt Alert Issued for Meridian, MS
Two pressed tablets sourced from Georgia and sold as ecstasy were submitted from Meridian, Mississippi. Neither tested positive for MDMA. The first pill is a multicolored, rainbow-hued ‘Heisenberg’ tablet (also called Walter White or Hipster). The pill tested as mostly caffeine with trace amounts of methamphetamine. The sender note states that ... Read more
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News Dec 5, 2017

Prohibition Lessons from 83 Years Ago Today

Prohibition Lessons from 83 Years Ago Today
-By Mitchell Gomez – Executive Director December 5th, 2017 marks the 84th anniversary of the repeal of alcohol prohibition in America. On this day, it’s worth remembering the parallels between the failures of alcohol prohibition then, and the failures of drug prohibition today. Upon the ratification of the 18th Amendment on January 16, 1919, the ... Read more
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News Dec 5, 2017

Bath Salts Will Not Turn You Into a Cannibal

Bath Salts Will Not Turn You Into a Cannibal
On May 26, 2012, Rudy Eugene, a 31-year-old car wash employee, violently attacked Ronald Poppo, a 65-year-old homeless man he encountered on Miami’s McArthur Causeway. Eugene gnawed off most of his victim’s face in an 18-minute assault that ended after he was shot by a police officer. Based on no evidence, and on one police officer’s ... Read more
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News Dec 4, 2017

DanceSafe’s Fall Auction is Live!

DanceSafe’s Fall Auction is Live!
And we’re live! To raise money for chapter development and outreach, DanceSafe is hosting a ten-day online auction starting today, November 28, 2017 and ending December 7. Proceeds from the auction will be used to help start new DanceSafe Chapters, and to provide resources to Chapters already established. Looking for unique gift ideas this holiday season? ... Read more
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News Nov 28, 2017

Drinking Alcohol: A Socially Acceptable Way to Consume Drugs

Drinking Alcohol: A Socially Acceptable Way to Consume Drugs
Remember when we debunked the myth that caffeine was indeed a drug? Well, it’s time now to do the same for alcohol. Today, we bring to you #MythBusterMonday in all its might to dismantle the dichotomy between “drugs and alcohol.” As DanceSafe’s Kristin Karas is always so apt to point out, it should be more accurately stated as  “alcohol and other drugs.” ... Read more
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News Nov 20, 2017

#TestIt Alert Issued for Boulder, CO

#TestIt Alert Issued for Boulder, CO
A participant from Boulder, Colorado has notified DanceSafe that a white powder with “some chunks” was sold as ketamine, but triggered a response for MDA (“Sass”), amphetamine, and potentially ketamine. Regarding the test results for the sample (pictured left), the participant stated: “As you can see, with the Simon, we saw a dark area, which indicated ... Read more
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News Nov 14, 2017

Myth: Strychnine is Commonly Found in LSD

Myth: Strychnine is Commonly Found in LSD
For today’s #MythBusterMonday, we decided to take it back, old school style, to address the 1990’s myth that strychnine is commonly found in LSD. Although perhaps bygone, this tall tale deserves to be put to rest for good. Strychnine is a highly toxic, colorless, bitter, crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide and that is known as a popular poison. It is ... Read more
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News Nov 13, 2017

DanceSafe Seeks Communications and Social Media Intern

DanceSafe Seeks Communications and Social Media Intern
Communications and Social Media Intern Start Date: January 2018 End Date: May 2018 (Flexible) Location: Remote (Denver, CO preferred) DanceSafe is a 501(c)(3) public health nonprofit that promotes health and safety within the electronic music and nightlife communities. By combining the principles of harm reduction and peer-based, popular education, ... Read more
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News Nov 12, 2017

Shatter is Potent but it is Not Pure

Shatter is Potent but it is Not Pure
Dabs: shatter, wax, budder, live resin, sugar, sauce, moonrocks, full melt. These are all varying terms for different types of cannabis concentrates that are available in today’s legal (and, let’s be honest, illegal) cannabis market–one that is technologically advanced and highly concentrated, with advents of an impressively long list of new ways to ... Read more
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News Nov 6, 2017

#TestIt Alerts Issued for Austin, TX and Concord, CA

#TestIt Alerts Issued for Austin, TX and Concord, CA
A round light pink dolphin tablet submitted from Austin, Texas and sold as Molly tested as caffeine and methamphetamine according to this Ecstasydata.org entry (pictured left). Reagent drug checking results were as follows: Marquis – light orange, Mecke – very slight change to yellow, and Mandelin – very slight change to green. From ... Read more
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News Oct 31, 2017