#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 MDMA, MDE, meth or PMMA, but it was only a small dot of whatever reacted, most of it was non-reactive. The non-reaction with that, and the reactions with other substances implied MDA. The Folin reacted, but I'm not sure what it reacted with, the...

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 detected in the sample. The powder was sourced from Vancouver and could have made its way into the domestic market. Always test before you ingest to avoid ingesting highly adulterated or misrepresented substances. Purchase your DanceSafe drug checking kit here....

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 round orange pill with the Louis Vuitton logo ('LV'). The reactions for the pills are: Orange LV Pill: Marquis: no reaction Mecke: no reaction Mandelin: unsure Simon: Blue Light Blue Dolphin Pill: Marquis: yellow Mecke: brownish yellow Mandelin: yellow Simon: no reaction Based on these test results,...

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. The pill had the following reactions on the respective reagents: Marquis: Yellow Mecke: Light Yellow Mandelin: Yellow-Gray (slight orange) Always test before you ingest. Avoid misrepresented and highly adulterated substances by purchasing your DanceSafe drug testing kit here.

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 started 90 min after ingestion. Some disorientation, slight euphoria, mild nausea. Stimulant - unable to sleep for the 12-14 [hour] duration of this pill. No hallucinations. Slight tinnitus. Diffuse paresthesias.” Always test before you ingest to avoid highly adulterated or misrepresented substances. Purchase your DanceSafe drug checking kit here....

09/05/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: High Dose Warning Issued for Bi-Layer ‘Skype’ Tablet

Warning! A bi-layer “Skype” tablet circulating the black market contains 258.8 mg of MDMA, almost three times the amount of a typical dose (~100 mg). An “extreme high dose” warning has been issued by SaferParty, a Switzerland-based harm reduction group. One side of the tablet is blue with colored speckles, and the other side is white. It is scored on its white side to make it easier to break up into smaller doses. Keep in mind that even if a substance tests positive for MDMA using DanceSafe’s drug checking kits, the reagents will not tell you how much MDMA...

08/29/2017 #TestItTuesday Alert: DOC Sold as LSD on Alice in Wonderland Blotter

Blotter sold as LSD on Alice in Wonderland blotter tested as DOC (4-Chloro-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine), a synthetic psychedelic compound that produces notably long-lived psychedelic effects when ingested. According to Erowid, it is uncommon as a substance for human ingestion. DOC is a very dose-sensitive substance that is often sold on blotter paper. It is known for its long duration (over 12-24 hours), strong visual effects, a unique form of stimulation, and a significant body load. Because of its sensitive dose-response and unusually long duration, many reports suggest that DOC may be difficult to use safely. Testing your LSD using the Ehrlich’s reagent...

July 25th #TestItTuesday Alert: Blue Sun Pill Sold as Ecstasy Tests as Amphetamine

A blue pill sourced from Zurich, Switzerland is being marketed and sold as ecstasy (MDMA). Test results published on Friday show the tablet contains 21.1 mg of amphetamine, a common stimulant that is found in Adderall and black market drugs such as speed. As Erowid states, amphetamines are “the standard against which all other stimulants are measured.” Although a commonly used drug, an amphetamine experience is much different than an MDMA experience, so it is always important to know what substance you are consuming in order to properly prepare yourself. Purchase your DanceSafe drug checking kit here so you can...

DanceSafe Now Offering Fentanyl Testing Strips

July 18, 2017 - Fentanyl is a short-acting synthetic opiate that is now being used as an adulterant in substances such as heroin, cocaine, and MDMA. Due to its high potency, it has caused numerous deaths on unsuspecting victims. In response to the rising death toll caused by fentanyl-laced drugs, DanceSafe and the University of California San Francisco have conducted a study assessing five different immunoassay fentanyl test strips for their effectiveness at detecting fentanyl and its various analogs at concentrations typically found in street drugs. Although none of the five strips detected all of the fentanyl-related analogs, and one...

Drug checking is a valuable public health tool and Johns Hopkins University agrees

A new study by Johns Hopkins University published online in the Journal of Psychopharmacology concludes that individuals were significantly less likely to report intent to consume a substance marketed as MDMA if the substance did not test as such. Results also suggest that Molly is not a less-adulterated substance, as discussed in this week's #MythBusterMonday blog post. The study used data collected by DanceSafe from on-site drug checking conducted at events between July 2010 and July 2015. The data was collected by DanceSafe volunteers Dr. Sarah Saleemi, researcher and physician at University of Illinois Chicago hospital, Dr. Steven Pennybaker, researcher...

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