Is it MDMA Or Not? Find Out With These Kits
The negative impacts of ecstasy have been making big headlines recently, and for good reason – poisonings are on the rise. It is not really much of a surprise, with the quality of ecstasy and molly taking huge hits in recent years. They are now being cut with all sorts of fillers, substitutes and synthetics in order to push up profit margins. For this reason, now more than ever, it is extremely important to test anything you are considering taking. There is no reason not to; it is quick, cheap and easy – plus it could save your life.
WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?
It isn’t just media hype – although they undoubtedly use the news to fuel scaremongering – ecstasy-related poisoning is rising significantly. Ecstasy and molly are both substances that are used for their MDMA content; however, the actual MDMA content of these drugs can be scarce. In recent years, we have seen the purity of ecstasy and molly drop from roughly 70-80% MDMA all the way down to 30%. It is a huge drop and one that is understandably worrying. It has resulted in these extremely popular recreational drugs becoming the mystery meat of the drugs word.
It is worth noting that it is not MDMA that is the problem here; in its pure form, it can be used in a controlled manner for therapeutic application. However, when you buy off the street, more often than not, there is very little MDMA to be seen. Only recently we covered an analysis of ecstasy pill content, with only the Netherlands having any MDMA content that would be seen as expected.
In the most recent study assessing this problem, it was found an alarming amount of ecstasy now contains bath salts – just over 40% in fact. It is worrying because people simply do not realise. They expect the drugs they buy to be pure, or at least, with minimal adulteration. The reality is, it is often the other way around. You end up buying filler with a very small amount of the actual drug you seek.
USING ECSTASY TESTING KITS: TESTING THE PURITY OF YOUR DRUGS
Everyone has to make their own decisions at the end of the day. We all know how telling someone not to take a drug doesn’t work, so education and common sense are vital. If ecstasy regularly features in your weekend, then it is wise to test it before you take it. It isn’t something that requires in-depth knowledge or even a lab to do. You can do it anywhere within minutes using cheap disposable kits.
The way they work is simply. You are supplied a small tube with a reactive liquid in it. All you need to do is crumble up some of your ecstasy, or set aside some of your molly, and pour it into the tube. We are usually talking about 20mg here. You then shake up the tube and wait for the liquid to change colour. The colour it changes to can be compared with the supplied colour reading chart, giving you a good indication of how pure your drugs are. It does mean sacrificing a small amount, but honestly, the sacrifice is worth it when you are potentially risking poisoning. There are two tests widely available, one tells you how pure your ecstasy is, the other tells you what adulterants are in it.
Remember, ecstasy and molly are not pure substances; trusting that they are is a fool’s game. Stay safe out there.
Written by: Josh
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