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05.12.15 Bucky Turco

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, more commonly known as MDMA, is a psychoactive drug that makes dancing to house music extra fun. Patented by a German company in 1912 and rediscovered by hip chemists over fifty years later, it was popularized in the form of cooly-branded ecstasy pills by the pioneering club kids of the ‘80s and ‘90s and […]

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04.09.15 Bucky Turco

Although the DEA classifies shrooms as a Schedule 1 drug — a classification that’s supposed to be reserved for the most dangerous of substances — according to scientists, it’s not nearly as dangerous as the the government claims. Researchers Teri Krebs and husband Pål-Ørjan Johansen argue in a letter to Lancet Psychiatry journal, that the […]

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08.05.14 Sophie Weiner

The Electric Zoo festival has released an anti-drug PSA hilariously titled “The Molly,” as part of their “Come To Life” campaign ahead of the Randal’s Island festivities this year. Attendees will be forced to watch the two minute video, written and directed by Dexter creator James Manos, Jr., in order to activate their wristbands and enter the festival. Anti-drug […]

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07.07.14 Sophie Weiner

According to a recently published study by the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs, “Stimulant but not cannabis intoxication is associated with excessive alcohol consumption.” Of those surveyed, MDMA-users on stimulants are more likely to binge drink than weed-smokers high on weed. Ecstasy users who were intoxicated with stimulants (n = 91) were more likely to binge drink than […]

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06.03.14 Backdoor Pharmacist

Alexander “Sasha” Shulgin, biochemist, psychopharmacologist, author, and critic of US drug policy, has passed away at age 88 from liver cancer, surrounded by his friends and family. He leaves behind a wife and partner, Ann Shulgin. He is most well known as the “Godfather of Ecstasy,” the scientist who turned it from an offhand mention […]

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03.24.14 Marina Galperina

Is the dramatic death of bitcoin’s oldest exchange Mt.Gox and the subsequent hacking of CoinEx getting you down? Do you need a little pick-you-up to get re-inspired by the possibilities of crypto-currency? Do you live in Europe? Because we hear this Yellow Bitcoin is good stuff. (Please don’t die.) Someone from Reddit just encountered it in the restroom of a […]

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10.24.13 Kyle Petreycik

Police in Belgium believe to have uncovered what may be one of the largest synthetic drug production sites in the entire European Union, housed inside of an unassuming old pig barn between the northwest border of Belgium and the Netherlands. According to the BBC, this monstrous 10,764 sq ft facility was readily equipped with enough custom-made equipment […]

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10.23.13 Backdoor Pharmacist

Where did “molly” come from? We need to travel back in time to answer that. It’s all over the news, this formulation of MDMA that the kids are popping at clubs. But kids are dying! This is what gets the news — a moral panic killing our youth; THINK OF THE CHILDREN! We have to […]

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10.03.13 Andy Cush

Silk Road, the “deep web” service that allowed its users to anonymously buy and sell things like illegal drugs and weapons, was shuttered this week, leaving countless users without their usual connect. A redditor posting from what looks like a throwaway account took to the site yesterday to issue a “PSA” about the relative purity […]

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09.18.13 Backdoor Pharmacist

With Electric Zoo in the news and people all over the city talking about bad Molly, I think it’s time for some harm reduction. STOP EATING SO MUCH FUCKING MOLLY. Many drugs have non-linear pharmacokinetics. That may mean 20mg is not twice as strong as 10mg, it may be 4 times or even stronger. Other […]

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