Let’s Celebrate Freedom When Drugs Are Decriminalized (at the Least)

Let’s Celebrate Freedom When Drugs Are Decriminalized (at the Least)
Today, we celebrate America’s 241st birthday. As many would say, we are celebrating freedom. Freedom and liberty and democracy–all the things that make America great (again?). But, while white, educated, middle-to-upper class adults enjoy fireworks, BBQ, and drinking themselves into a dazed but legal stupor, we need to pause and take a moment to ... Read more
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News Jul 4, 2017

July 4th #TestItTuesday Alert: 3-MeO-PCP Sold as Ketamine

July 4th #TestItTuesday Alert: 3-MeO-PCP Sold as Ketamine
#TestItTuesday Alert! A white powder sold as ketamine has tested as 3-MeO-PCP, another dissociative that is active at much lower doses. 3-MeO-PCP is reported as more physically stimulating than ketamine and other psychedelic dissociatives. Where ketamine causes people to be physically sedated and incapacitated at strong doses, 3-MeO-PCP’s powerful ... Read more
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News Jul 4, 2017

It’s science: Methamphetamine and Adderall produce identical effects

It’s science: Methamphetamine and Adderall produce identical effects
On the spectrum of stigma associated with virtually all illicit drug use, methamphetamine is definitely on the high end, along with heroin and crack cocaine. We all remember seeing the billboards and television ads plastered all over with fear-inciting images of pale and sickly people with missing teeth and sores all over their bodies. The advertisements ... Read more
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News Jul 3, 2017

Let’s get it straight: there is only one ‘type’ of MDMA

Let’s get it straight: there is only one ‘type’ of MDMA
The media jumps the gun, and gets it wrong, once again. ‘A new type of MDMA’ turns out to be a synthetic cannabinoid. Often after adverse medical incidents, the media will push the narrative that a new ‘type’ of MDMA caused a specific incident. But lets be very, very clear. There are no ‘types’ of MDMA. A substance is ... Read more
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News Jun 29, 2017

Testing Kits Now Available in Stores in Canada!

Testing Kits Now Available in Stores in Canada!
DanceSafe is proud to announce a partnership with 180 Smoke Online, along with eight associated retail Vape shops in the Toronto area. You can now purchase DanceSafe testing kits at any of the retail outlets listed below, or online if you live in Canada. Read more
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News Jun 27, 2017

June 27 #TestItTuesday Alert: Cocaine and 2C-B Capsules Sold as MDMA in Las Vegas

June 27 #TestItTuesday Alert: Cocaine and 2C-B Capsules Sold as MDMA in Las Vegas
#TestItTuesday Alert! Active components of a white powder sold in capsules as MDMA in Las Vegas, NV have been identified as 7 parts cocaine and 1 part 2C-B. No MDMA was detected. The test sample was submitted from Sandy, Utah, over 400 miles northeast of Las Vegas. It is important to know that the black market is vast and far-reaching, especially when ... Read more
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News Jun 27, 2017

Drugs are not to blame for damage to your community, thank prohibition

Drugs are not to blame for damage to your community, thank prohibition
If you think drugs are to blame, you may be confusing the problems of the War on Drugs with the problems of drugs. After all, prohibition isn’t drug control, it is the abdication of all control to the black market. It is not heroin of known strength that is causing so many overdoses. It is bags of unknown strength purchased on the black market that ... Read more
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News Jun 26, 2017

June 20 #TestItTuesday Alert: Darth Vader Presses Sold As MDMA Testing As Caffeine and Methamphetamine

June 20 #TestItTuesday Alert: Darth Vader Presses Sold As MDMA Testing As Caffeine and Methamphetamine
It’s #TestItTuesday! Darth Vader-shaped pills (also called “Multicolored Face”) sold in Birmingham, Alabama as ecstasy (MDMA) are testing as caffeine and methamphetamine. Test results were published on June 13, and reactions on Marquis, Mecke, and Mandelin are consistent. The appearance of the tablet is multicolored, purplish grey with white lines. Mixing ... Read more
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News Jun 20, 2017

Drinking water to counter negative responses to drugs can lead to hyponatremia

Drinking water to counter negative responses to drugs can lead to hyponatremia
It is important to stay hydrated at music festivals and events, but consuming too much water can cause hyponatremia, which is a condition that occurs when the sodium levels in the blood are abnormally low. Sodium is an electrolyte, and it helps regulate the amount of water that’s in and around the body’s cells. When too much water is consumed, it can ... Read more
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News Jun 19, 2017

June 13 #TestItTuesday Alert: New Cathinone Derivative Sold as Molly

June 13 #TestItTuesday Alert: New Cathinone Derivative Sold as Molly
#TestItTuesday Alert! A white/off white powder sold online as Molly (MDMA) and submitted on June 3 from Columbus, Ohio tested as N-Ethylpentylone, a new cathinone derivative that has just recently made its way into the market. It is so new, in fact, that there is not yet an Erowid page for the drug. Anecdotal reports suggest adverse psychological effects, ... Read more
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News Jun 13, 2017