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Real-time testing of drugs at music festivals shows ‘Molly’ often isn’t ‘Molly’

Scientists, public health experts and volunteers working with them have started to show up at music festivals, concerts, raves and other public gatherings where illicit drugs are frequently used.

For the first time in Britain, the more than 200,000 attendees at last year’s outdoor music festival Kendal Calling had access to a tent where their pills could be tested.​ Equipped with special chemical testing kits, they help attendees test pills and powder for purity in real time so that people can make better-informed decisions about whether to take them. Such testing programs are catching on in more countries.

Original Article (Washington Post):
Real-time testing of drugs at music festivals shows ‘Molly’ often isn’t ‘Molly’
Artwork Fair Use: Eva Rinaldi

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