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

Harm Reduction Includes Abstinence

Harm Reduction Includes Abstinence
According to the Harm Reduction Coalition, harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use.  Harm reduction principles include:   Accepts, for better and or worse, that licit and illicit drug use is part of our world and chooses to work to minimize its harmful effects rather ... Read more
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News Sep 18, 2017

09/12/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Square ‘Facebook’ Tablet not MDMA as Advertised

09/12/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: Square ‘Facebook’ Tablet not MDMA as Advertised
A blue square ‘Facebook’ tablet sourced from San Diego and sold as MDMA tested as TFMPP, caffeine, and methamphetamine. TFMPP is a synthetic piperazine that has effects often described as being somewhere between empathogens such as MDMA and entheogens such as psilocybin, mescaline, or LSD. The notes submitted to EcstasyData.org state: “’Effects ... Read more
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News Sep 12, 2017

Myth: Some People Never Stop ‘Tripping’ After Eating Mushrooms

Myth: Some People Never Stop ‘Tripping’ After Eating Mushrooms
DanceSafe is here to debunk the myth that once you experiment with psilocybin mushrooms, you will never stop ‘tripping.’ Those who claim that some people do not stop tripping after taking mushrooms might be getting confused with the fact that a mushroom experience may alter someone’s personality permanently–but for the better. A John Hopkins ... Read more
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News Sep 11, 2017