Zombie Panic: Ecstasy Adulteration, Face Eating, And PMMA Deaths

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:50 in Health & Medicine

Ecstasy, marijuana (including synthetic cannabinoids sold as ‘Spice’ and ‘Incense’) and various psychoactive ‘legal highs’ have surged in popularity and Canada has become a major criminal hub for ecstasy.  Recent deaths have been linked to paramethoxymethamphetamine (PMMA) in ecstasy pills and with Canadian producing most of the ecstasy in the North American market, a timely paper in Drug Science Policy and Law looks at trends in ecstasy adulteration and the facts around PMA/PMMA-linked deaths.  In America, social authoritarians are ban-happy but the Canadian authors also argue for an alternative to a new ban. The review finds:  read more

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