Drug Checking Developments on the Horizon

Drug Checking Developments on the Horizon
Toronto Drug Checking Amnesty Program Stakeholders, including harm reduction organizations and government officials, are now working together in Toronto in an effort to create an amnesty program for drug checking in Canada’s largest city. The proposed drug checking amnesty initiative is part of Toronto’s overdose action plan presented in March and is ... Read more
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News May 11, 2017

Debunking Myths and Discussing Harm Reduction on This Week in Drugs

Debunking Myths and Discussing Harm Reduction on This Week in Drugs
Sarah Merrigan from This Week in Drugs (TWiD), a podcast about all things drugs, hosted DanceSafe’s Kristin Karas and Madalyn McElwain in a round table discussion highlighting nightlife harm reduction. The three, who are all alumni of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, discussed the importance of DanceSafe’s services and debunked the myth that DanceSafe ... Read more
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News May 8, 2017

May 2nd #TestItTuesday Alert: MDMA Therapy and Black Markets

May 2nd #TestItTuesday Alert: MDMA Therapy and Black Markets
It’s #TestItTuesday! The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) has been moving quickly on making MDMA into an FDA-approved medication, and the amount of positive press they are getting is phenomenal. When outlets as diverse as military blogs, Time magazine and now Fortune are covering this research, you know you’ve really ... Read more
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News May 2, 2017

Music is the Drug: The Sober Festival Experience

Music is the Drug: The Sober Festival Experience
First, let me put this out there: this piece isn’t intended to be pro-sobriety or pro-drugs. I am proudly pro-choice in this matter. I believe each of us is entitled to make our own decisions and learn along the way—it’s your life and your journey! That being said, I will always advocate for everyone to be well-informed, so you can make those choices to ... Read more
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News Apr 26, 2017

Why Denver Should Not Rule Out Dual Consumption

Why Denver Should Not Rule Out Dual Consumption
In November of last year, Denver voters passed Initiative 300, which allows for limited social cannabis consumption by adults in designated consumption areas within establishments that have received support from their local eligible neighborhood association and have obtained a permit from the City of Denver. The initiative, however, has recently faced ... Read more
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News Apr 20, 2017

Holfmann’s Long, Strange Trip

Holfmann’s Long, Strange Trip
It was a November day in 1938, when Swiss chemist Albert Holfmann created his twenty-fifth lysergic acid combination for pharmaceutical giant Sandoz. Although the experiment animals became highly excited during testing, this particular synthesization did not spark any interest from the pharmacologists and physicians because it did not stimulate circulation ... Read more
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News Apr 19, 2017

April 18th #TestItTuesday Alert: Celebrate Safer This Bicycle Day

April 18th #TestItTuesday Alert: Celebrate Safer This Bicycle Day
It’s #TestItTuesday! Today, we are discussing LSD and drug checking in honor of Bicycle Day tomorrow and also offering (for this week only) 10% off anything in our store, including test kits, using the coupon code thanksdoc! On April 19, 1943, Dr. Albert Hofmann became the first person to intentionally ingest LSD. After consuming 250 micrograms (what ... Read more
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News Apr 18, 2017

DanceSafe’s Kristin Karas Invited to Speak at National Public Health Week

DanceSafe’s Kristin Karas Invited to Speak at National Public Health Week
Kristin Karas, Director of Programs at DanceSafe, was one of eight people to be invited to present at National Public Health Week in Greeley, Colorado this past week. As part of an initiative to recruit and raise awareness of public health programs, the Colorado School of Public Health hosted an ignite session called “Who and What is Public Health?” Karas ... Read more
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News Apr 11, 2017

First Ever International Day of Drug Checking Recap, March 31, 2017

First Ever International Day of Drug Checking Recap, March 31, 2017
  DanceSafe partnered with organizations across the globe to host the first annual International Day of Drug Checking on March 31, 2017, an initiative to raise awareness of the tools that exist to help mitigate risks for people who choose to use illicit drugs. Utilizing a “harm reduction” approach, public health organizations such as ... Read more
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News Apr 4, 2017

DanceSafe Introduces New Executive Director and Restructures National Team

DanceSafe Introduces New Executive Director and Restructures National Team
March 27, 2017 By the DanceSafe Board Over the last few years, the nightlife community’s awareness of harm reduction has increased exponentially. A conference rarely goes by without a panel dedicated to reducing the risks participants face at nightlife events, and these panels are often standing room only. There are literally dozens of independent harm ... Read more
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News Mar 27, 2017