The Rise and Fall of 'Red Mitsubishis': the Pill That Terrified Australia

In the 90s, they were the pill of choice. By the early 2000s they'd become public enemy number one.


This Is How Coke, Ecstasy, and Meth Would Be Legally Sold

It's happening with cannabis. But how would a world of legal stimulants work?


Obama-Shaped Ecstasy and Coke-Stuffed Globes Fill the DEA’s Deleted Drug Newsletter

Russ Kick, a transparency advocate who archives government websites, downloaded the publicly-available issues before they were deleted this summer.


What It’s Like to Have a Friend Die from the Drugs You Gave Them

Sharing ecstasy with a friend could land you in jail against the wishes of your late friend's family.


The Most Common Reasons People Need Medical Attention at Music Festivals

A first responder told us everything that's most likely to go wrong.


The Differences Between British and American MDMA Users

How each great nation uses the drug.


When I Knew it Was Time to End My Relationship With MDMA

MDMA seems like proof that what comes up must come down.


Can a Comedown Kill You?

It often feels like it can, but can it really?


Ecstasy’s Risks to the Average User May Be Less Severe Than Previously Thought

Past research on MDMA has contained some noteworthy flaws.


This Piece of Art Is Made Out of 4,000 Ecstasy Pills

And you could win it by entering a competition whose proceeds go toward a brilliant cause.


Here's What MDMA Did for My Anxiety That Meds Couldn't

"I don’t have an opinion on what anyone else should do, but numbing the fear was not the answer for me."


People Told Us the Cringe-Worthy Stuff They've Done on Ecstasy

"I was traveling on a bus and spent some of the journey hassling the stranger next to me about wearing bowling shoes outside of the alley. They were really wearing Nike Cortez sneakers."