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Q: Have you ever heard of ecstacy coming in the form of a capsule or gel tab? i am told it is very pure ecstacy but id like to ask erowid first...

A: Though pressed tablets are by far the most common form of ecstasy on the streets, it is not all that uncommon for it to be sold in capsule form.



A small portion of the ecstasy/mdma market is made up of individuals who buy a small quantity of pure material (a couple of grams) and divide it up into individual doses which they sell or distribute among friends. At this level of distribution, almost no one has a pill press.



Capsules are an easy way to package individual doses and are actually preferred by some people over tablets. One reason for this preference is that the material itself is accessible. Opening up the capsule allows one to taste, test, or weigh the material inside. It's not difficult to tell the difference between flour and ecstasy by tasting a tiny amount. Likewise, opening a capsule and testing the material with an ecstasy testing kit is likely to produce somewhat better results than a test on a tablet, because the material is homogenous and in the case of good material is often uncut (which is never the case in a tablet).



There is little doubt that some of the most pure ecstasy on the street comes in capsule form, though because of the ease of production, some of the worst quality ecstasy is certainly also found in this form.


Asked By : ibnz
Answered By : fire
Published Date : 2 / 25 / 2002
Last Edited Date : 2 / 25 / 2002
Question ID : 2938

Categories: [ Chemical ID ] [ MDMA (Ecstasy) ]



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