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Today is the final day of Erowid's annual public support drive. Each September we seek to reach a new high for the number of people who donate in a single month.

We need 40 more people to contribute _today_ to meet our goal!

More than 16 million people a year rely on Erowid for harm-reduction information about psychoactive plants and chemicals. Help make this our most successful drive ever by donating even $5 or $10!

http://erowid.org/sept_drive
Drug Geek Factlet
On September 25th, the European Union banned four new drugs: MDPV (a euphoric stimulant); Methoxetamine (a ketamine analog); AH-7921 (a synthetic opiate); & 25I-NBOMe (a psychedelic).

http://emcdda.europa.eu/news/2014/four-new-drugs-to-be-placed-under-control
Events
The Intoxication Season
(Through Oct 12th) at Kew Gardens, London, UK

Explore the secret history behind intoxicating plants and fungi. From the controversial opium poppy to our much-loved cup of coffee, Kew's expert plant scientists (including friends of Erowid) will show how mind-altering plants can be both medicines and intoxicants. They're even having tastings! If you go, take photos and send 'em in.

http://kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/whats-on/intoxication-season
Latest Additions
Casey Hardison reflects on psychedelic insights into death and dying after attending Sasha Shulgin's memorial and visiting the Temple at Burning Man. This second installment in Casey's "Metanoia" series integrates dreams, quotes, and insights surrounding the celebration of the life of visionary chemist Dr. Alexander Shulgin.
Simon Brandt, an expert analytical and medicinal chemist at Liverpool John Moores University helps Erowid with our EcstasyData street drug analysis project. He recently edited and coordinated a special issue of the journal Drug Testing and Analysis focusing on research chemicals and new drugs available around the world.
Over the past few years, the number of novel psychoactive drugs contained in samples submitted to Ecstasydata has become increasingly complex. Even for a specialized analytical testing lab it can be a challenging process to determine the identity of samples people send in. In September, a white, crystalline solid sold in Sweden as 6-MAPB was submitted. Here's how we're working to verify what it is.
More New Content
Ecstasy Data
EcstasyData is a project of Erowid Center that conducts laboratory testing of street ecstasy tablets, research chemicals, and other drugs, and publishes the results online.
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