Items tagged with ecstasy

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The expanding universe of synthetic drugs [20.05.2017] The 20th century saw new drugs created from scratch: amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines and more. It also saw a far more spirited, if often ...
Dutch lead the west in online drugs sales: report [15.08.2016] The online sale of illegal drugs is higher per head of the Dutch population than in any other major western country, according to a new report commis...
Festival drug checking is here, but it now needs to be expanded across the country [07.08.2016] A step towards safer drug use came about recently with the UK’s first drug-checking service at the Secret Garden Party festival. Operated by The Loop...
Ecstasy is getting stronger, drug testing clinic warns [02.05.2016] The amount of active ingredients in ecstasy pills in the Netherlands has almost doubled in 10 years, according to the Trimbos addiction institute, wh...
Pill testing trial to begin at Sydney music festivals, vows drug expert Alex Wodak [27.02.2016] The Australian drug expert who pioneered the nation's first legal injecting centre is on a collision course with the Baird government and NSW Police ...
Call to make ecstasy legal and sell it at pharmacies [04.07.2015] Australians should be able to buy a pure form of ecstasy from their local pharmacy to curtail the harm caused by contaminated blackmarket pills. Melb...
Doctor: Legalisation of pure MDMA should be considered [18.06.2015] Dr Paul Quigley, an emergency medicine specialist and clinical toxicologist at Wellington Hospital, says the legalisation of pure MDMA - the main ing...
This is what's actually in your ecstasy [01.04.2015] The latest data on ecstasy – taken from pills seized by police in England and Wales between July and October of last year – reveals that the average ...
The judge who allowed ecstasy and ketamine to be legalised explains why he did it [09.03.2015] Judge Gerard Hogan made an unexpected decision to allow for the possession of some drugs in a ruling on an appeal with the backing of two of his judi...
Drugs in the UK: Why we need to talk about regulation and decriminalisation [30.01.2015] Fighting the war on drugs in the UK costs an estimated £13 billion annually. It has cost lives recently, too; four people died after taking ecstasy p...
Superman ‘ecstasy’ pill deaths are result of ‘illogical and punitive drugs policy’ [05.01.2015] The deaths of four men who had taken pills they thought were ecstasy are the result of the government’s "illogical and punitive drug policy", says Dr...
It’s time to talk about MDMA [10.08.2014] Another summer festival season, another slate of tragic overdoses and a few overwrought reactions about the need to ban electronic music parties. “Pa...
Clubbers mix former legal high mephedrone with ecstasy, despite ban [27.04.2013] Clubbers are regularly taking the former legal high mephedrone alongside ecstasy and cocaine, a trend that experts warn could have grave health impli...
Drop charges over ecstasy, police urged [21.03.2013] Ecstasy users should not be charged by police, former Labor health minister Neal Blewett said during a provocative keynote address to the peak police...
New drug bill 'to decriminalise ecstasy' in Colombia [30.01.2013] Colombia's Justice Minister, Ruth Stella Correa, has said a new drugs bill would decriminalise personal use of synthetic drugs, such as ecstasy. The ...
Can MDMA help to cure depression? [14.09.2012] There is a real concern among many scientists that the government's classification of ecstasy as Class A overstates the danger it poses to society an...
Legal use of cannabis, ecstasy for over-15s backed by state medical body [10.09.2012] A report by a group of prominent Australians that recommends Australia rethink its criminalisation of illicit drugs has been backed by the Victorian ...
Feds hike danger rating on ecstasy while health officers urge drug policy reform [23.06.2012] Several top public health officials are proposing a rethinking of current illegal-drug policies they assert spurs on a global problem involving ecsta...
Pure ecstasy can be 'safe' if consumed responsibly: B.C. health officer [13.06.2012] B.C.'s top health official says taking pure ecstasy can be "safe" when consumed responsibly by adults, despite warnings by police in Alberta and Brit...
Is banning legal highs effective? [19.01.2012] New psychoactive substances (commonly known as legal highs) are spreading across Europe with growing speed. Between 1997 and 2010 the early-warning s...
Clubbers should be able to test their ecstasy [28.11.2011] Media reports of two deaths at the weekend in the same party venue have once again been accompanied by police suggestions that the drug responsible i...
Ecstasy is back in clubs as newly potent drug is taken with 'legal highs' [20.11.2011] Ecstasy, the drug of choice for the clubbers of the early 1990s, is making a comeback. Once synonymous with the rave scene, its popularity declined a...
Ecstasy trial planned to test benefits for trauma victims [30.09.2011] Doctors are planning the first clinical trial of ecstasy in the UK, to see whether the drug can be beneficial to the traumatised survivors of child a...
Majority of Americans ready to legalize marijuana [09.08.2011] Many Americans continue to believe that marijuana should be legalized, but are not supportive of making other drugs readily available, a new Angus Re...
Trees for Ecstasy [04.02.2009] Many people believe that ecstasy is merely a synthetic drug that is manufactured solely with chemicals, so-called precursors. However, the main raw m...
MDMA (‘ecstasy’) [01.02.2008] Due to its prevalence of use, MDMA is a significant public health issue. The Council believes that criminal justice measures will only have limited e...

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