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The UK has been experiencing an MDMA shortage and according to experts, the “drought” can be traced back to COVID-19, Brexit and the subsequent disruptions to supply lines. It’s thought the recent reduction in Heavy Goods Vehicles transporting items across the UK has also had an effect on the distribution of the substance. Speaking to the Metro, Niamh […]

Different coloured “Pharoah” shaped pills sold as MDMA, caused “several” people to fall ill at Parklife Festival which took place in Heaton Park, Manchester this weekend. A number of people became unwell during the Parklife festival and were treated by event medics, according to the North West Ambulance Service. According to a drug testing organisation, the tablets’ […]

A letter sent on House of Commons headed paper to a prisoner at HMP Coldingley was found to be contaminated with MDMA. The letter, sent by a junior parliament official on March 22, failed a drug screening and has now prompted a Class A drug probe by jail directors. Shortly after arriving at HMP Coldingley, a category c […]

Mind Medicine Australia is advocating for the use of MDMA and psilocybin, which is found in magic mushrooms, to treat people struggling with mental health issues after lockdown. The registered charity, which supports scientific research into psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, has called on the Australian government to offer this treatment as part of the mental health support its […]

It’s like a question from a pub quiz in a K-hole: what links a hippy chemist, Margaret Thatcher, a free love cult in Oregon, European football, and the Happy Mondays? The answer is Ecstasy. Here’s how. In the UK in early 1987, most city’s nightclubs were violent dens of sexual harrassment and terrible music. A […]

A new study conducted by the Psychopharmacology and Addiction Research Centre (PARC) has found that MDMA users have more emotional empathy than other drug users who mainly use substances such as cocaine, cannabis and ketamine. Over the past couple of years, scientists have made numerous breakthroughs that have shown us MDMA’s potential usefulness for treating mental health […]

MDMA may be an illegal party drug but its potential usefulness for treating mental health problems has been highlighted by a new study. Neuroscientists at King’s College London and Oxford University, led by Mitul Mehta and Anthony Gabay, have conducted new research into the chemical. Their findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, indicate the drug has therapeutic effects that could […]

The majority of participants in trials using MDMA as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) reacted well to the study. One year after the study was completed, 16 of the 26 involved – including 22 military veterans, three firefighters and a police officer – were no longer regarded to be suffering from PTSD. There […]

Dave Thomas, forensic operations manager at the Scientific Support Unit, praised the JSIU’s use of fingerprint technology. “Specialist staff within the JSIU fully utilised their expert image-enhancing skills which enabled them to provide something that the unit’s fingerprint identification experts could work. Despite being provided with only a very small section of the fingerprint which […]

A new study has revealed the positive effects of magic mushrooms treating depression. 19 patients ingested the psychedelic ingredient psilocybin, with results showing that half of them had responded positively after five weeks. Reduced depressive symptoms happened as a result of decreased amygdala CBF, as stated by Scientific Reports. The study goes on to say: “The […]