Tag Archives: Harm Reduction

#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

A Halloween Ecstasy Haunting: Do Strangers Give Out Drugs as Candy?

A Halloween Ecstasy Haunting: Do Strangers Give Out Drugs as Candy?
In the spirit of Halloween, DanceSafe puts to rest the scary rumor that strangers hand out ecstasy pills designed to look like candy to children trick-or-treating on the spookiest day of the year. According to Snopes: The “ecstasy in Halloween candy” warning appeared to be a variant of age-old rumors about poison (and other dangerous substances) being ... Read more
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News Oct 30, 2017

Nice People Use Drugs

Nice People Use Drugs
Nice people use drugs. Troubled people use drugs, professionals use drugs. Parents, teenagers, and government officials use drugs. Students use drugs, and professors use drugs. If you drink a cup of coffee in the morning, or unwind after work with a glass of wine or a craft beer, you use drugs. If you take Advil for pain, or use Adderall to concentrate, or ... Read more
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News Oct 23, 2017

Myth: Everyone is Treated Equally Under Current Drug Laws

Myth: Everyone is Treated Equally Under Current Drug Laws
This week, over 1,500 people representing over 80 countries will gather in Atlanta at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), where attendees will participate in panels, talks, and other events centered around the failed Drug War (including us). In the wake of this global gathering for drug policy reform, ... Read more
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News Oct 9, 2017

Join DanceSafe at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference This Week

Join DanceSafe at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference This Week
On Wednesday, October 11, people from over 80 countries will gather in Atlanta for the Drug Policy Alliance’s biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference. Attendees of the conference will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs while participating in sessions given by ... Read more
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News Oct 9, 2017

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

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

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