#TestIt Alert: DMT and ketamine sold in Chicago, IL test positive for fentanyl or its analogs

#TestIt Alert: DMT and ketamine sold in Chicago, IL test positive for fentanyl or its analogs
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor We have recently received a concerning report about a sample of ketamine and a sample of DMT in the Northwest Chicago suburbs testing positive for fentanyl. Although fentanyl showing up in either of these substances is rare, it has been known to happen. Broadly, there are two reasons for this happening: Accidental ... Read more
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DanceSafe Announces Party in Place Partnership with the Zendo Project

DanceSafe Announces Party in Place Partnership with the Zendo Project
In a world where the in-person events and festivals we know and love have come to a halt, we want you to know that it’s okay to not be okay. To support our hard stricken supporters, DanceSafe is teaming up with our friends over at the Zendo Project under Party in Place to offer free Event Industry Peer Support Groups. Read more
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News Apr 28, 2020

#TestIt Alert: Round orange pill sold in Los Angeles, CA as Adderall (amphetamine), but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine

#TestIt Alert: Round orange pill sold in Los Angeles, CA as Adderall (amphetamine), but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor #TestIt Alert: Round orange pill sold in Los Angeles, CA as Adderall (amphetamine), but actually contains exclusively methamphetamine.  A round orange/peach pill with “E 404” on one side and two break lines on the other was sold in Los Angeles, CA as Adderall (amphetamine) but actually contains exclusively ... Read more
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DanceSafe stands in solidarity with the youth led climate movement on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

DanceSafe stands in solidarity with the youth led climate movement on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day
By: Erica Darragh, Georgia DanceSafe President, Board Chair at SSDP, and distributed organizer with Sunrise Movement The War on Drugs and the climate emergency are manifestations of the same extractive, exploitative political and economic ideology. Neither of these policies are sustainable, and they both exist to serve the top 1% of the 1%. In both ... Read more
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News Apr 22, 2020

Bringing You Three Days of Partying in Place – Bicycle Day, 420, and more!

Bringing You Three Days of Partying in Place – Bicycle Day, 420, and more!
With the help of many amazing collaborators, DanceSafe is bringing you 3 days of back-to-back events. Party in Place with us on Bicycle Day (4/19) for Sacred Solidarity, 420 for 420 Party in Place - Unify Mountain Soundz Takeover, and 4/21 for EARWIG Music Festival. All events will be helping raise funds for DanceSafe. Read more
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News Apr 17, 2020

#TestIt Alert: Oval-shaped orange pill sold in Boston, MA as Adderall (amphetamine) but actually contains methamphetamine

#TestIt Alert: Oval-shaped orange pill sold in Boston, MA as Adderall (amphetamine) but actually contains methamphetamine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor An oval-shaped orange pill with “30” on one side between a score line and “b 974” on the other was sold in Boston, MA as Adderall (amphetamine), but actually contains methamphetamine. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent and blue in the presence of ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Round blue Oxy 30 sold in Denver, CO as oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, fentanyl, 4-ANPP, metamizole, and xylazine

#TestIt Alert: Round blue Oxy 30 sold in Denver, CO as oxycodone but actually contains acetaminophen, fentanyl, 4-ANPP, metamizole, and xylazine
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A round blue pill with “M” in a box on one side and “30” above a score line on the other was sold in Denver, CO as oxycodone, but actually contains acetaminophen, fentanyl, 4-ANPP, metamizole, and xylazine. The sample was submitted from Denver, CO.  The sample did not react in the presence of the Marquis, Mecke, or ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: Bag of off-white powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA and fentanyl

#TestIt Alert: Bag of off-white powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA and fentanyl
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A bag of off-white powder was sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMA-4en-PINACA and fentanyl. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.  The sample turned orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, orange in the presence of the Mecke reagent, and light brown in the presence of the Mandelin ... Read more
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#TestIt Alert: White powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA, fentanyl, caffeine, lidocaine, and 4-ANPP

#TestIt Alert: White powder sold in Boston, MA as heroin but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA, fentanyl, caffeine, lidocaine, and 4-ANPP
By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Contractor A baggie of white powder was sold in Boston, MA as heroin, but actually contains MDMB-4en-PINACA, fentanyl, caffeine, lidocaine, and 4-ANPP. The sample was submitted from Boston, MA.   The sample turned light orange in the presence of the Marquis reagent, and fizzed but did not otherwise react with the Mecke and ... Read more
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Coronavirus, Drugs, and the Future of Festivals

Coronavirus, Drugs, and the Future of Festivals
By Emanuel Sferios - As the founder of DanceSafe, I have worked in public health for over twenty years. I’ve seen firsthand how public policy decisions directly affect people’s lives. Take drug prohibition, for example: Last year approximately 70,000 Americans died as a result of prohibition and the unsafe drug supply it creates, a more than threefold ... Read more
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News Mar 31, 2020