In this episode of High Society, we investigate how the dangers of using MDMA pills can be reduced.
"A few years ago I started putting my molly in gel capsules with red and white halves and calling them Pokéballs."
As any devotee to the /r/drugs subreddit will be able to tell you, eye wiggles—or nystagmus—are a real and mysterious hassle.
"Drugs like MDMA should be the object of rigorous scientific study, and should not necessarily be demonized," one researcher said.
"Right around the time the acid kicked in, a gun fight broke out."
Then THUMP explores what LA is doing to ensure drug safety at music festivals and Motherboard explains how an entrepreneur plans to bring space tourism to the Coachella valley.
As with all psychoactive substances, the vast majority of MDMA users get high without suffering significant health problems. Still, some people have adverse reactions to the drug, and it's not clear why.
In the heyday of raving, you could walk into a party with a bunch of pills and walk out with £6,000.
Colorful, candy-like pills have been replaced with gelcaps, but despite what some people think, that doesn't mean the drug has gotten any purer or safer.
A British dealer explains what it's like to navigate the world of parties, police, other dealers, and shady situations.
A primer on the kind of trouble you'll find yourself in if you're busted for drug possession in the UK.
They are locked in a dead mad scientist's lab and tasked with finding an antidote to the disease that has overtaken the world. Also, they are on drugs.
They won't remember you but you'll remember them for the rest of your life.
A new study authorized by the FDA focusing on subjects suffering from severe anxiety stemming from a life-threatening condition aims to find out.
"All the stereotypes are true," a dealer and model agent told us. "They aren't even stereotypes—they're just true."
I sat down with a life coach to discuss what her experiences with MDMA have taught her about building better relationships.
We asked a medical expert, and then snapped some photos of people on drugs just to make sure.
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When it comes to legal intoxicants, alcohol is still the only game in town. But with a massive pharmacopeia and scientific infrastructure at our disposal, that makes pretty much zero sense.
There is absolutely no question Shulgin was a unique visionary and extraordinary chemist. But it would be a mistake to think that his career was the product of an entirely unique understanding of chemistry—and that was his greatest power.
Traumatized by the deaths of two of his friends in a truck-bomb attack, Tony Macie was prescribed conventional medication to treat his PTSD after returning to the US. When that wasn't working out for him, he started to research alternative remedies.
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