Tag - drug policy

#TestIt Alert: White rectangular “bar” pill with three score lines, “XANAX” stamped into one side, and “2” stamped into the other sold in the Bay Area, CA as Xanax (alprazolam) but actually contains an unidentified chemical, cyproheptadine, amantadine, chlorpheniramine, doxepin, etizolam, promethazine, and melatonin

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A white rectangular “bar” pill with three score lines, “XANAX” stamped into one side, and “2” stamped into the other was sold in the Bay Area, CA as Xanax (alprazolam) but actually contained an unidentified chemical, cyproheptadine, amantadine, chlorpheniramine, doxepin, etizolam, promethazine, and melatonin. The...

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#TestIt Alert: Green-blue circular tablet with tan speckles and “A1” stamped on one side sold in the Bay Area, CA as MDMA but actually contains caffeine, MDA, and methylsulfonylmethane

By: Rachel Clark, DanceSafe Intern A round green-blue pill with splotches of tan/brown and “A1” stamped into one side was sold as MDMA in the Bay Area, CA, but actually contains caffeine, MDA, and methylsulfonylmethane. The sample was sourced in Los Angeles, CA, and submitted from the Bay Area, CA.  The...

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#TestIt Alert: Counterfeit pharmaceutical pill sold as Roxicodone (oxycodone) tests as fentanyl

By: DanceSafe Staff According to ecstasydata.org, a round, blue tablet resembling a pharmaceutical pill was sourced in Houston as Roxicodone (oxycodone) but tested positive for fentanyl. No oxycodone was present in the sample. The pressed pill has a ‘V’ marking on one side with ‘48 | 12’ and a score...

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#TestIt Alert: Pink & yellow crystalline powder sold as MDMA in New York City tests as new substituted cathinone BMDP

A pink and yellow crystalline powder contained in aluminum foil was submitted to ecstasydata.org from New York, NY. The substance was sourced as MDMA but tested as a research cathinone referred to as “BMDP” (3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-benzylcathinone).

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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...

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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...

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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...

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D.A.R.E to Resist Poor Drug Education

“D.A.R.E. - To Keep Kids Off Drugs.” If you were a kid growing up in the 80’s or 90’s, you remember this slogan. You might also remember going through the program in your elementary school, where police officers would come speak in your classroom and tell you to “Just...

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Let’s Celebrate Freedom When Drugs Are Decriminalized (at the Least)

Today, we celebrate America’s 241st birthday. As many would say, we are celebrating freedom. Freedom and liberty and democracy--all the things that make America great (again?). But, while white, educated, middle-to-upper class adults enjoy fireworks, BBQ, and drinking themselves into a dazed but legal stupor, we need to pause...

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